Quote of the Day – August 29 2012

“All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.”
― Nikola Tesla

 

(I’m rifting a bit tonight, just talking)

True that, great ideas may be suppressed but they always reemerge. Gandhi said “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win and ideas often seem to go through similar cycles…These days the idea of personal liberty seems somewhere in between being laughed at and being fought, let’s hope that it get’s fought tooth and nail so that we can finally win our freedom…. I was just talking with a friend who asked me what the best way to solve circular logic and I replied either breaking out of it or using the solution Alexander the Great used on the Gordian Knot…a knot that was unable to be unraveled…when brought before Alexander he cut through the know with his sword.  My friend asked ‘thus rendering the knot useless’? and I asked him what use he saw in circular logic… he asked me for an example of the Alexandrian solution in speech and I referred him to Marx Brother’s movies…Groucho Marx’s specialty seemed to be his ability to derail any and all conversations…Something which I tend to enjoy as well…


The Moon pulls my thoughts
Distractions follow the stars
Disjointed entry

Blessings, G

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Labyrinth by G A Rosenberg

Green Time in Esher Space by G A Rosenberg

4 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – August 29 2012”

    1. That it is and he did it so effortlessly… In real life social situations alas, I have learned that it doesn’t work quite as well 😉

  1. Of all of the Brothers Harpo is my favorite zen teacher – cutting through circular logic without words – a blast from his horn is as sharp as Alexander’s sword…

    1. Each brother had their style for sure… I watched a video the other day of Harpo coming on Groucho’s You Bet Your Life show to plug his recently published book “Harpo Speaks”

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