Jul 7, 2010

Quote of the day

"No doubt a youth who received impressions cautiously, whose love was lukewarm, and whose mind was too prudent for his age and so of little value, such a young man might, I admit, have avoided what happened to my hero...I am glad that my hero showed himself not too reasonable at that moment, for any man of sense will come back to reason in time, but, if love does not gain the upper hand in a boy's heart at such an exception moment, when will it?" --The Brothers Karamazov.

I was reminded of that by this article in the NYT. Still gives me the shivers.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I enjoy articles about mind mapping, emotional intelligence, et al. In a grad school management course, i made quite an impression on the instructor by scoring 100% on an emotional iq quiz, that was fun. Having often been described as cool as a cucumber, i figured it was hereditary, as my father is the same. I guess it is more learned behavior. Interesting...