Monday, March 16, 2009

More Bronte

So long as I'm talking about Charlotte, here's a wonderful quote of hers, taken from Jane Eyre. Jane is comparing the opposite extremes of her cousins' characters. She says, "Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition."

I have to agree entirely with her. You can't let your emotions spin you out of control, but you can't deny them, either. Personally, I think that emotions can be logical; you can have them both in perfect symbiosis. It's like how you feel guilt when you've done something wrong. That's a logical thing to feel, and since you knew beforehand that the action could make you feel guilty, you could've chosen (logically) not to do it to avoid the feeling. So the two kind of work hand in hand.

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