Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
— Thomas Aquinas, who died on this date in 1274
I have read some middling chunks of Aquinas, without encountering anything that much sounds like that. Is there a source?
Me, too. And all that I can say about that is that it is very widely attributed to him. I also do not think it is out of character
A Google search resulted in this:Full text of "St Thomas Aquinas Philosophical Texts"https://archive.org/stream/stthomasaquinasp029194mbp/stthomasaquinasp029194mbp_djvu.txtInternet Archive4, 238 Summa Theohgica, la, Ixxix, 9 66. Because philosophy arises from awe a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic 1 de Trinitate, ...
The format of the text linked here shows the passage and source more clearly:https://archive.org/stream/stthomasaquinasp029194mbp#page/n49/mode/2up/search/awe"
Thank you, Dave.
Yes, thank you. That leads to the full quotation at http://www.logicmuseum.com/wiki/Authors/Thomas_Aquinas/metaphysics/liber1#Lecture_3 .