Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hope and Hopelessness

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise." (F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up)


airth10 said...

Great quote. Humans are prone to hold two opposing thoughts simultaneously. We are always of two minds, as the saying goes. 'Should I stay or should I go?'

The paradox of the world starts in the human mind.

Curt said...

I appreciate the comment, airth10.