The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
And it only gets worse when one is watching THE whole World fall apart. In Fitzgerald’s day, the falling apart of the entire planet was not so much in the public consciousness. Thank you, “Silent Spring” and Rachel Carson.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I see this quote as both true… and also as… risky. It could easily be used by any yahoo, any dangerous person, any “mediocre mind” who feels opposition, as justification to do anything. Do you feel yourself to be a great spirit? Do you feel yourself facing violent opposition? By something other than Life and Time, I mean?