Monday, May 15, 2006

Quote of the Week

"If a society requires excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it's an exalted activity, it will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy, neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water"
-John Gardner

4 comments:

Mike said...

So what you are saying is we can't think and we are swimming in poop?

Ryan said...

Perhaps we are.

Herobill said...

I'd take good plumbing over philosophy any day of the week!

Humble!? The plumber charges a lot more by the hour than the philosopher! ;)

Ryan said...

herobill,
I guess plumbers charge more than philosophers because of the old "supply and demand" theory.