Sunday, September 5, 2010

quote of the week, september 5-11, 2010

If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if at the bottom of everything there were only a wild ferment, a power that twisting in dark passions produced everything great or inconsequential; if an unfathomable, insatiable emptiness lay hid beneath everything, what would life be but despair? If it were thus, if there were no sacred bond uniting mankind, if one generation rose up after another like the leaves of the forest, if one generation succeeded the other as the songs of the birds in the woods, if the human race passed through the world as a ship through the sea or the wind through the desert, a thoughtless and fruitless whim, if an eternal oblivion always lurked hungrily for its prey and there were no power strong enough to wrest it from its clutches - how empty and devoid of comfort would life be! (Kierkegaard 2006:14)


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References:
Kierkegaard, S. (2006). Fear & Trembling. New York, NY: Penguin USA.

1 comment:

  1. it would be like LOST!!!! :) so glad it's not!

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