Quote for Today: Philip Pullman


The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike, a vise intends to hold fast, a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. But sometimes a tool may have other uses that you don’t know. Sometimes in doing what you intend, you also do what the knife intends, without knowing.

―Iorek Byrnison in The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman

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2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Philip Pullman

  1. jlfatgcs Reply

    Really inreresting and so true. I had to read this a few times, nodding my head with understanding. Great post!

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