Quote for the Week (1)

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To think out a problem is not unlike drawing a caricature. You have to exaggerate the salient point and leave out that which is not typical. “To illustrate a principle,” says Bagehot, “you must exaggerate much and you must omit much.” As to the quantity of absolute truth in a thought: it seems to me the more comprehensive and unobjectionable a thought becomes, the more clumsy and unexciting it gets. I like half-truths of a certain kind — they are interesting and they stimulate.

–“Eric Hoffer and the Art of the Notebook”, Entry (1950); courtesy of Wikiquote

Posted on 27/07/2014, in quotes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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