Psykologi

Poeter og stoikere – to slags fisk

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Billedet er af kunstneren Masonic Boom, aka Kate St.Claire, og udgør en part af hendes serie af psykologiske selvpotrætter. Citat flettet ind i billedet af forfatteren of filosoffen G.K. Chesterton og lyder i sin fulde længde:

Poetry is sane because it floats easily in an infinite sea; reason seeks to cross the infinite sea, and so make it finite. The result is mental exhaustion . . . . To accept everything is an exercise, to understand everything a strain. Poets only desire exaltation and expansion, a world to stretch themselves in. Poets only ask to get their heads into the heavens. It is the logicians who seek to get the heavens into their head. And it is their heads that split.”

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