"Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced."
"Insistence on clarity at all costs is based on sheer superstition as to the mode in which human intelligence functions."
“Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.”
"The pure conservative is fighting against the very essence of the universe."
“Only the adventurous can understand the greatness of the past. In its day, the literature of the past was an adventure. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides were adventurers in the world of thought. To read their plays without any sense of new ways of understanding the world... is to miss the vividness which constitutes their whole value."
― Alfred North Whitehead, Adventures of Ideas