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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"[O]n the whole I'd rather make love than shoot guns [...]"