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QUANTITATIVE, THE

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

Einstein, quoted by Graham Farmelo, Guardian Review, 6 Sep 2003, 13.

9/03

QUARREL

Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric, out of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.

Yeats, W B, quoted by John Carey (book review), Sunday Times, 4 April 1993, Books 3.

4/93

QUEST

Kabir saith: It is the spirit of the quest that helpeth.  I am the slave of the spirit of the quest.

Kabir, One Hundred Poems of Kabir (trans. Tagore, MacMillan, 1914).

12/84

QUEST, HEROIC

Finding is the first Act
The second, loss,
Third, Expedition for the ‘Golden Fleece’//
Fourth, no Discovery –
Fifth, no Crew –
Finally, no Golden Fleece –
Jason, sham, too –

Dickinson, Emily.

8/99

QUESTIONS, EXISTENTIAL

Where am I? What does it mean to say: the world?… Who tricked me into this whole thing and leaves me standing here?… Why was I not asked about it, why was I not informed of the rules and regulations but just thrust into the ranks as if I had been bought from a peddling shanghaier of human beings? How did I get involved in this big enterprise called actuality? … Is there no manager? To whom shall I make my complaint?

Kierkegaard, from Fear and Trembling, quoted Guardian Review, August 28, 2004 (from Internet).

8/04

QUESTS, TWO

In each one of us there are two ruling and impelling principles whose guidance we follow, a desire for pleasure, which is innate, and an acquired conviction which causes us to aim at excellence. … [The latter] is rational, and the power by which it masters us we call self-control; [the former] is irrational, and when it gets the upper hand in us, its dominion is called excess.

Plato, Phaedrus, Socrates’ 1st speech, Walter Hamilton translation (Penguin Classics).

5/98

QUIET MIND see REFLECTION12/12

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