Friday, April 11, 2008

A Tremendous Trifle

As I was slogging through science (nutrition, if you must know), a topic I rarely find enjoyable, I came across an unexpected oasis.

Under an article on roe and its properties, squashed at the bottom of the page:
There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats grapenuts on principle.
~G. K. Chesterton
The laudable book from which I was reading - Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon.

By the bye Chesterpests, when I gleefully announced this discovery to my science class, I got two raised eyebrows (belonging to different persons).


Algernon said...

The question is: Is there then more simplicity in the man who eats grage nuts on impulse?

(Were the eyebrows known to me?)

Algernon said...
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gilbertgirl said...

Oh yes, both of them.

I just found another quote - in the Jacobs Geometry textbook. Under the heading "Finding Truth" is the line

"You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it."