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Re: something i found interesting...

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, September 3, 2000, 3:55
On Sat, 2 Sep 2000, DOUGLAS KOLLER wrote:

> I should think religions and philosophies work heavily on the premise that > language has just these sorts of limits. One you start talking about it, > you've blown it. You just *know* [the term "know" obviously gets mercurial > here]. When communicating with other people, though, you can't just sit and > *know* at one another [though intuitiveness and silence are very cool]; you > have to use oblique forms of verbal communcation like metaphor or poetry, or > resort to non-verbal forms like art, music, or dance.
The artist deals with what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this *in words*. --Ursula K. LeGuin -- John Cowan "[O]n the whole I'd rather make love than shoot guns [...]" --Eric Raymond