Charles Darwin Quote

“My mind has changed during the last twenty or thirty years . . . Now for many years I cannot endure to read a line of poetry . . . I have also almost lost any taste for pictures or music . . . My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts . . . If I had to live my life again I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week . . . The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.”

from The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809-1882

Advertisements

About flyingnotscreaming

My weekly quotes and "Notes from Flights" are my attempt to learn how to soar through life's unknowns with grace and gratitude. Thank you for flying with me. --Melissa Myers Place, writer, reader, massage therapist, mother, wife, and daughter
This entry was posted in Quotes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

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 )

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s