Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Critical

I'm preparing some critical thinking exercises for returning teachers and ran across this quote and thought that it was pretty cool:

“Very few really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds – justification, explanations, forms of consolation without which they can’t go on. To
really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the
questioner.”

Spoken by the Vampire Marius in
Ann Rice’s book The Vampire Lestat
Ballantine Books. New York, NY. 1985.

HT: http://www.insightassessment.com/pdf_files/what&why2006.pdf

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard that she recently came back to the church and published a book on Jesus. After writing about vampires maybe she decided to come to the fountain filled with blood. Do you know if that is true?

Another good quote speaks of the rare person "who suppresses the self in an interest to see the truth." heckelian

4:12 PM  
Blogger T. Chris said...

Heckelian,

Yes, I believe that's true. She claims to be a Christian on her website: http://www.annerice.com/

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just received a newsletter from the Trinity Foundation where they drag Horton and the Whitehorse Inn through the rationalistic mud for interviewing her. Yikes! matt

8:14 PM  

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