February 25, 2006

everything to someone

"How can it be a large career to tell other people's children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone?"

- from What's Wrong With the World? by G. K. Chesterton

[I shamelessly lifted this quote from The Common Room blog... because a) it's too good not to pass on, and my very dear friend The Headmistress is a notoriously magnanimous being and would want all Beehive readers to enjoy it, and b) because I'm sorta kinda reading this book, albeit at a snail's pace, and therefore feel quite validated in my thievery of said quote from said blog. ;-)]

1 comment:

Headmistress, zookeeper said...

No worries; I am the chief Borrower of them all, having lifted it from somewhere else, and I am not even reading the book.

It is a lovely quote, iddn' it?