Wednesday, June 3, 2009


"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry."

~ Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms)

What a wicked, deep quote!

Just dwell on that for a while.

Does the quote lead you to think that as humans we are flexible beings who have the ability to overcome great adversity? Does it lead you to believe we are all goners who will each experience deep, sometimes incapacitating, pain?
Hmmm... Very interesting.

I like this quote in an unsettling and slightly disturbing way. It makes your mind spin as you delve deeper into the possible meanings.

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