Quote by Elizabeth Blackwell
I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
In this quote, the speaker expresses the need for something that can captivate their mind and give their life purpose. They acknowledge a feeling of emptiness or ennui that leads to a gradual deterioration of the spirit. By seeking something to engross their thoughts, the speaker hopes to find a remedy for this melancholic state and prevent the gradual erosion of their emotional well-being. It highlights the importance of finding meaning and passion in life to combat feelings of emptiness and sadness.
And Castle nodded sagely. 'So this is a picture of the meaninglessness of it all! I couldn't agree more.''Do you agree?' I asked. 'A minute ago you said something about Jesus.''Who?' said Castle.'Jesus Christ?''Oh,' said Castle. '.' He shrugged. 'People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order, so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say.''I see.' I knew I wasn't going to have an easy time writing a popular article about him. I was going to have to concentrate on his saintly deeds and ignore entirely the satanic things he thought and said.
In theory, everybody buys the best and cheapest commodities offered to him on the market. In practice, if every one went around pricing, and chemically testing before purchasing, the dozens of soaps or fabrics or brands of bread which are for sale, economic life would become hopelessly jammed.
The justification for those actions was that we were living in a very hard, predatory, cloak-and-dagger world and that the only way to deal with a totalitarian enemy was to intimidate him. The trouble with this theory was that while we live in a world of plot and counterplot, we also live in a world of cause and effect. Whatever the cause for the decision to legitimize and regularize deceit abroad, the inevitable effect was the practice of deceit at home.