August 26, 2009

this i believe...

"I believe that curiosity, wonder, and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds; that restlessness and discontent are vital things; and that intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways less intense emotions can never do. I believe, in short, we are equally beholden to heart and mind, and that those who have particularly passionate temperaments and questioning minds leave the world a different place for their having been there. It is important to value intellect and discipline, of course, but it is also important to recognize the power of irrationality, enthusiasm, and vast energy." 
– Kay Redfield Jamison, This I Believe