Quote for Today: Yann Martel


July 19, 2015 by katmcdaniel

Guianan Cock of the Rock © Almir with CCLicense

Guianan Cock of the Rock
© Almir with CCLicense

All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.

Yann Martel, Life of Pi


2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Yann Martel

  1. mkriegh says:

    This is a good one and so true. I sometimes wonder about the outliers of any species, human especially. I used to wonder why but realized that outliers are testing the boundaries of fitness. Many of them perish on one level or another, but sometimes they have a breakthrough innovation, and that makes it worth having outliers.

    • katmcdaniel says:

      Absolutely. If no one challenges convention, nothing changes. If nothing changes, the species dies. This world requires adaptation beyond anything we can expect or plan. We can’t really afford to call anyone a weed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Experiencing the world through the arts and creativity.

Our current theme is perseverance.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,316 other followers

Fractured Atlas Member

SYNKRONICITI is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of SYNKRONICITI must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donate online here.
%d bloggers like this: