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A GK Chesterton quote I came across in John Barrow's "Impossibility" (The Science of Limits and the Limits of Science.)


This describes so accurately how I have always felt... (and why I'm a scientist and not a poet.)


As featured on MindHacks.com 31.07.08:



Update: ironically, I had only seen the snippet quoted in the book I mention above. This image was linked on a blog which revealed the full quote was not actually about scientists, but critics, which puts rather a different spin on it!


  • Tim Albertson 7y

    Chesterton is great. Have you read much of his stuff? Great illustration too.
  • Lady Vervaine 7y

    these are really incredible - are you showing them anywhere other than flickr? they definitely deserve to be seen!
  • Karen D Tregaskin PRO 7y

    Thank you!

    We were supposed to be starting a zine to showcase them - The Guild of Further Art, but that seemed to get stalled after Volume 1, after I got made redundant from my job.
  • skribb 6y

    Any chance for a higher res? Those colours are disgustingly beautiful.
  • jdyf333 PRO 6y

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