Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The wisest words ever on open mindedness

While reading Northrop Frye's The Great Code, I came upon the best advice I've ever found on keeping an open mind:
. . . an open mind, to be sure, should be open at both ends, like the foodpipe, and have a capacity for excretion as well as intake.
Amen.

4 Comments:

Blogger extremist said...

Excellant. Better than the cliches, both pro and con, on this subject. I'll remember this one.

9:31 PM, October 26, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Glad you liked it. Peace.

7:20 AM, October 27, 2005  
Blogger White Gryphon said...

I am confused, but I would like to learn more so that I may understand...

What does it mean for an open mind to be open at both ends, for excretion as well as intake? Input and output? Should things be forced out if the need be, or should the mind be more communicative?

8:44 AM, November 14, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Looking back over this comment section, I see that WG asked me a question here and I answered it by private e-mail. Thanks for visiting.

7:45 AM, December 17, 2005  

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