Intersections Intersecting Intersections
"I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which when you looked at it in the right way, did not become more complicated."
– Poul Anderson, 'Call Me Joe' (April, 1957).
"The Bird of Time has but a little way
To flutter — and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing"
– Omar Khayyam, in 'Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam' (~1100).
"For four thousand years the strong had been rushing on in the road of privilege and power, seeking greatness. Christ stood in the path, and said, " Ye seek greatness. Ye are not even in the way to it. Ye are going up, but the way to greatness is down. Let him who would be great be the love-servant of all." Greatness consists in the facility and power of going down, and not in the facility of going up."
– Henry Ward Beecher, 'Life Thoughts' (1858).