Quote of the Day

“There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say, ‘It is yet more difficult than you thought.’ This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”         Wendell Berry, from Poetry and Marriage: The Use of Old Forms

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1 Response to “Quote of the Day”


  1. 1 Lonnie Trent June 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I suggest that the mind becomes baffled by reading the works of Wendell Berry.


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