Richard Mitchell

Richard Mitchell

A line runs from the meditations of the heart to the words of the mouth. The meditations are not clear to us until the mouth utters its words. If what the mouth utters is unclear or foolish or mendacious, it must be that the meditations are the same. But the line runs both ways. The words of the mouth will become the meditations of the heart, and the habit of loose talk loosens the fastenings of our understanding.More Richard Mitchell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Some minds, at some point, discover that they can not make sense of their own predications without attention to grammar, although they do not ordinarily think of what they are doing as an exercise in grammar.More Richard Mitchell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thought control, like birth control, is best undertaken as long as possible before the fact. Many grown-ups will obstinately persist, if only now and then, in composing small strings of sentences in their heads and achieving at least momentary logic. This probably cannot be prevented, but we have learned how to minimize the consequences by arranging that such grown-ups will be unable to pursue that logic very far. If they were at home in the technology of writing, there's no telling how much social disorder they wouMore Richard Mitchell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system.More Richard Mitchell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When we find ourselves wondering about the meaning of conditions and events, its always useful to ask, who profits?More Richard Mitchell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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