Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
More Quotes from Loren Eiseley:Some degree of withdrawal serves to nurture man's creative powers. The artist and the scientist bring out of the dark void, like the mysterious universe itself, the unique, the strange, the unexpected. Numerous observers have testified upon the loneliness of the process.
Choices, more choices than we like afterward to believe, are made far backward in the innocence of childhood.
Many of us who walk to and fro upon our usual tasks are prisoners drawing mental maps of escape
Man no longer dreams over a book in which a soft voice, a constant companion, observes, exhorts, or sighs with him through the pangs ofyouth and age. Today he is more likely to sit before a screen and dream the mass dream which comes from outside.
One practitioner of science is the educated man who still has a controlled sense of wonder before the universal mystery, whether it hides in a snail's eye or within the light that impinges on that delicate organ.
When the human mind exists in the light of reason and no more than reason, we may say with absolute certainty that Man and all that made him will be in that instant gone.
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