Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Lazy thinking

"He who will not work does not get any bread but remains deluded, as the gods deluded Orpheus with an airy figure in place of the loved one, deluded him because he was effeminate, not courageous, because he was a cithara-player, not a man. Here it is no use to have Abraham for one´s father, nor to have seventeen ancestors - he who will not work must take note of what is written about the maidens of Israel, for he gives birth to wind, but he who is willing to work gives birth to his own father." Kierkegaard