Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Marie Foster (
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 09:51:49 -0800

Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:
The near-paradox of needing lots of different
> memetic backgrounds (*) in order to avoid entrapment by any one illusion
> is something like the idea "We are nearest to waking when we dream that we
> dream".
> Eva,
> who welcomes anyone reminding her of the origin of the quotation above
> (*on both cultural and individual levels)

Sounds like something my favorite quotable personality (Dean Inge) might
have said...

The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred
years before he is born.

There are two kinds of fools. One says, 'This is old, therefore it is
good.' The other says, 'This is new, therefore it is better.'

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed yours. But I do not know who
said it. I have an old Bartlett's at home... somewhere...