Quote for Today: Yann Martel

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 Reply

    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 Reply

      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.

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