Owls are wise. They are careful and patient. Wisdom precludes boldness. That is why owls make poor heroes.
("The Name of the Wind")
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I needed to let them know they couldn't hurt me. I've learned that the best way to stay safe is to make your enemies think you can't be hurt.
Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.
I won the only duel I ever lost
We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.
I guess I'm destined to be loveless
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When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it.
But most Canadians have recognized to a greater or lesser extent that despite much of the so-called progress of the affluent society, essential ingredients to a meaningful life seem to be either entirely lacking, or at best, difficult to grasp.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.