If Ideas Had Shapes

A quoteblog ranging from philosophers in bathrobes to galaxy-rises

Category: Drama

Aristotle – On Poets (fragments, c. 335 BCE?)

Folly is present in the wisest of souls, and intemperance in the most temperate.

Aristotle – Poetics (c. 335 BCE)

What would be the speaker’s function, if the element were apparent even without speech?

Aristotle – Poetics (c. 335 BCE)

It is probable that many things will happen even against probability.

Albert Camus – Les Justes (1949)

–L’honneur est un luxe reservé à ceux qui ont des calèches.

–Non. Il est la dernière richesse du pauvre.

–Honor is a luxury reserved to the wealthy.

–No. It is the last wealth of the poor man.