``Philosophy teaches how man thinks he thinks; but drinking shows how he really thinks."
-- Rene Daumal, A Night of Serious Drinking
--Sallie Nichols, Jung and Tarot
Much Madness is divinest Sense --
He wrote secret notes to people he hadn't met yet. Some of them aren't even born, he said, but we live in a strange neighborhood and they will need help figuring things out and I won't always be around to explain it to them.
--Brian Andreas, Mostly True
In certain localities even the priests seem to have adhered to the libertas decembrica, as the Fool's Holiday was called, in spite (or perhaps because?) of the fact that the older level of consciousness could let itself rip on this happy occasion with all the wildness, wantonness, and irresponsibility of paganism.
--C.J. Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
The wife of the old miller said, ``It is said they (the Faery) are mostly good neighbors, but the stroke of the fool is what there is no cure for; anyone that gets that is gone."
--W.B. Yeats, The Queen and the Fool
The world as nothing he did prize,|
for as a scarecrow in men's eyes
He lived, and was their bugbear too;
And had the luck, with much ado,
To live a fool, and yet die wise.
--Cervantes, Don Quixote