January 7, 2011

whatcha reading, ii

"Ah, Madame Marmet, you will never know how true it is that the great works of the world were always achieved by madmen. Do you think, Madame Martin, that if Saint Francis of Assisi had been reasonable, he would have poured upon the earth, for the refreshment of peoples, the living water of charity and all the perfumes of love?"
"I do not know," replied Madame Martin, "but reasonable people have always seemed to me to be bores."

- The Red Lily, Anatole France

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