Saturday, July 31, 2010

precariousness of reason

"Do not glory in your state, if you are wise and civilized men; an instant suffices to disturb and annihilate that supposed wisdom of which you are so proud; an unexpected event, a sharp and sudden emotion of the soul will abruptly change the most reasonable and intelligent man into a raving idiot."
- Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization, pp.211-212