on possibility

Posted by anya on September 3rd, 2008 filed in Uncategorized

I’m stealing from Ms. Do, but whatever. She knows what’s up.

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility

— Soren Kierkegaard. Either/Or, vol. 1, “Diapsalmata” (1843; tr. 1987).

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