February 14, 2004

The Heart

The heart has its reasons, which reason knows nothing of.
� Blaise Pascal

Posted by Karen at February 14, 2004 10:46 PM in poetry

Karen, you’re getting into French philosophers? They’re amazing. Voltaire is actually my favorite, Baudelaire is killer, but JJ Rousseau generally pisses me off. As for Pascal, he’s the author of one of my most favorite quotes of all time:

“Things are at their best in their beginning.”


Posted by: Hrant at February 20, 2004 01:17 AM

What a coincidence then that I decided to use a Voltaire quote for the Mana setting. I study a bit of French, but I can’t really say I’m into the philosophers. There’s a poem by Baudelaire that I liked though. See if I can dig it up.

Posted by: Karen at February 20, 2004 09:23 PM

I read Pens�es a long time ago and I’ve been meaning to read it again. I did a project for a typography class using Pascal’s Wager for the copy.

Posted by: Dave Combs at February 21, 2004 03:14 AM

And don’t forget Montaigne. He was WAY ahead of his time.


Posted by: Hrant at February 21, 2004 07:15 AM

Some dirt on Baudelaire.

Posted by: Karen at February 22, 2004 10:31 PM

One of my favourites:
“Hell is other people.” � Jean Paul Sarte

Posted by: Karen at March 18, 2004 11:42 AM