Dreams, intuition, and poetry -for theoreticians. Quote from Antoine Saint-Exupery

...The theoretician codifies these experimental measurements in an equation corresponding to the hyperbolic curve; but he also shows, in lengthy analyses, that it could not have been otherwise. When more precise measurements have made it possible for him to more accurately draw his graph (which now looks far more like the graph of a completely different formula), he will codify the phenomenon with infinite precision, using a new equation. He will then prove, by more painstaking analysis, that this was foreseeable from the start.

The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him like a love-sick fifteen-year-old. He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them. They introduced themselves in the guise of "working hypotheses," "arbitrary conditions," and "analogies"; how could he, the theoretician, have guessed that he was deceiving austere logic, and that in listening to them he was listening to the Muses' song...

-From the journal: "Document," August 1, 1939, concerning test pilots, by Antoine de Saint-ExupÉry (author of "The Little Prince")

Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Original Post
Thank you Teo, for this wonderful post.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)was born in Lyons France. He wrote his well known book "The Little Prince" in the United States, while in exile from occupied France. Saint- Exupery disappeared in 1944 while flying a reconnaissance mission for France over the Mediterranean. He wrote many other books that have become world classics.
*********************************************

May the theoretician awaken and pay attention to dreams, intuition, and poetry in order to achieve his greatest discoveries.

Love, Inda Book Book Book 2Hearts
Thanks for sharing Teo.
I have read The Little Prince, but I am not familiar with any other works by Antoine Saint-Exupery. I will look into getting more of his books.I really enjoyed the little prince. It contains as much wisdom as the wisdom that you have quoted from his Journal,"Document".

Sue Cat Cat2

Thank you Vicky for bringing back this post.

“You're beautiful, but you're empty...One couldn't die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she's the one I've watered. Since she's the one I put under glass, since she's the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she's the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she's my rose.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him like a love-sick fifteen-year-old. He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them. They introduced themselves in the guise of "working hypotheses," "arbitrary conditions," and "analogies"; how could he, the theoretician, have guessed that he was deceiving austere logic, and that in listening to them he was listening to the Muses' song...

Add Reply

Likes (0)
Content may be subject to copyright. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use
"..for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.."

If you wish to contact us or join, Please go to our E-Learning site and fill out the contact us form!

Follow Givnology on Twitter

books
Submit Site - Web Site Promotion Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free! Search Engine Submission and Internet Marketing Search Engine Submission & Optimization
Submitshop LAUNCH FREE and FAST Search Engine SubmissionLiving Well Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory

Google
WWW Givnology

×
×
×
×