Friday, March 30, 2007

The danger of words ...

... `Decay with Imprecision'. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:24 PM

    T.S. Eliot:"Because one has only learnt to get the better of words
    For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which
    One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture
    Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate,
    With shabby equipment always deteriorating
    In the general mess of imprecision of feeling,
    Undisciplined squads of emotion."

    This was quoted to Walker Percy by his life long friend Shelby Foote.
    Foote continues:It's[the quote] profoundly true. Without the excitment this communicates, writing is not worth a grown man's time.