10/5/11

Give me a bucket and a shovel

"All those things for which we have no words are lost. The mind -- the culture -- has two little tools, grammar and lexicon: a decorated sand bucket and a matching shovel. With these we bluster about the continents and do all the world's work. With these we try to save our very lives." -- Annie Dillard

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we try to express it in words."
- Maurice Maeterlinck

it's not even worth it sometimes...