Sunday, October 23, 2016

Quote of the Day (W.H. Auden, on Why We Should ‘Sit Still and Pray’)

“When the ship catches fire, it seems only natural to rush importantly to the pumps, but perhaps one is only adding to the general confusion and panic: to sit still and pray seems selfish and unheroic, but it may be the wisest and most helpful course."—W.H. Auden, “Rilke in English,” The New Republic, September 6, 1939

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