Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Quote Meme

I was tagged by Kellygo for this meme: share a favorite quote and dedicate it to three other bloggers.

"It is impossible to achieve the aim without suffering".

It's from philosopher J.G. Bennett, who was a student of G.I. Gurdjieff . I came by Bennett, and thus the quote, via Robert Fripp, who was a student of Bennett. Fripp frequently used recorded snippets of Bennett's speeches on his late 70's albums, the quote here being from the song "Exposure" on the album of the same name.

I like the fundamental truth underlying the quote. It has connections with Buddhist thought among other things.

I'm tagging Aaronish, Heather and Daniel. Hope this one hasn't got to you already. I'd hate to be a double tagger.

7 comments:

Kelly O said...

That's a great quote. One we should remember in the coming years!

Daniel said...

cool...i'm game...time to start thinking...

Daniel said...

cool...i'm game...time to start thinking...

Mike Golch said...

that is a great quote,and Please don't tag me for this one I already have,but if you must I'm game.

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nylonthread said...

That's a fabulous turn of phrase!

Much better than the oft used "It'll get worse before it gets better."

TFO said...

thanks Ms. Thread. Yeah it's all so very Murphy's Law-ish, eh?