The gift of not knowing

If there’s one thing life grants us for which we should thank the gods, besides thanking them for life itself, it’s the gift of not knowing: of not knowing ourselves and of not knowing each other.

– Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (trans. R. Zenith)

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2 responses to “The gift of not knowing

  1. Complete understanding kills activity: indeed if it is directed inwards on the faculty of understanding, it kills itself. If one is fully aware of what is involved in moving a limb, one can no longer move it. But full awareness is impossible, so activity remains possible.

    — Nietzsche

  2. Complete understanding kills activity: indeed if it is directed inwards on the faculty of understanding, it kills itself. If one is fully aware of what is involved in moving a limb, one can no longer move it. But full awareness is impossible, so activity remains possible.

    — Nietzsche

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