Saturday, May 30, 2015

The best part of our mind is a mystery and will remain forever so

Bald Cypress in Congaree National Park
CC Jean Stimmell: March 2015
The best part of our mind is a mystery and will remain forever so. This I truly believe and that's why I like the following quotes from a recent New York Times book review.

Cynthia Ozicks recently reviewed Harold Blooms new book, The Daemon Knows. So what is the daemon, she asks, and what does he know? 

According to Bloom,"the daemon is an incarnation of an intuition beyond ordinary apperception... To ask the question concerning the daemon is to seek an origin of inspiration.”

Bloom then goes on to cite Emerson: “This is that which the strong genius works upon; the region of destiny, of aspiration, of the unknown. . . . Far the best part, I repeat, of every mind is not that which he knows, but that which hovers in gleams, suggestions, tantalizing unpossessed before him.”


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