It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them – the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.
My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery—always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? Whats this passion for?
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted —
One need not be a House —
The Brain has Corridors — surpassing
Material Place —
It’s not a question of pessimism or optimism. It’s just that ninety-nine out of a hundred people don’t have any brains.[Дело не в пессимизме и не в оптимизме, а в том, что у девяноста девяти из ста нет ума.]
I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.
I felt a Cleaving in my Mind —
As if my Brain had split —
I tried to match it — Seam by Seam —
But could not make it fit.