Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday Dinner Party Conversation Stopper

It is curious to observe the triumph of slight incidents over the mind:--What incredible weight they have in forming and governing our opinions, both of men and things,--that trifles light as air, shall waft a belief into the soul, and plant it so immoveably within it,--that Euclid's demonstrations, could they be brought to batter it in breach, should not all have power to overthrow it.

- Laurence Sterne, Tristam Shandy

1 comment:

MT said...

I'm sure I've read a bumper sticker that puts that more succinctly.