H e r m a n n H e s s e
"At that moment, when the world around him melted away,
when he stood alone like a star in the heavens, he was
overwhelmed by a feeling of icy despair, but he was more firmly
himself than ever. That was the last shudder of his awakening,
the last pains of birth. Immediately he moved on again and began
to walk quickly and impatiently, no longer homewards, no longer
to his father, no longer looking backwards." Siddharta. "AWAKENING."
P h i l i p p e P e t i t
N i e t z s c h e... Le Gai Savoir
"Comment arriverai-je au plus vite à la cime?"
Monte toujours, et n'y pense pas!
Consolation pour débutants.
Voyez au milieu de ces cochons qui grognent,
L'enfant impuissant, les orteils recroquevillés !
Pleurer, c'est tout ce qu'il peut -
Saura-t-il jamais se tenir debout et marcher ?
Soyez sans crainte, bientôt, je pense,
Vous verrez l'enfant danser !
Une fois debout sur ses deux jambes,
Il se tiendra aussi bien sur la tête !
J a c q u e s B r e l
T o m W a i t s
D e s c a r t e s
A Discourse on Method
"My second maxim was to be as firm and resolute in my actions as I was able,
and not to adhere less steadfastly to the most doubtful opinions, when once adopted,
than if they had been highly certain; imitating in this the example of travellers who,
when they have lost their way in a forest, ought not to wander from side to side,
far less remain in one place, but proceed constantly towards the same side
in a straight a line as possible, without changing direction for slight reasons,
although perhaps it might be chance alone which at first determined the selection;
for in this way, if they do not exactly reach the point they desire, they will come at least
in the end to some place that will probably be preferable to the middle of a forest."
DISCOURSE ON THE METHOD OF RIGHTLY CONDUCTING THE REASON AND SEEKING TRUTH IN SCIENCE - PART III