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Basil Bunting Quotes

(1900-1985), British Poet

But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.

Category: Government

The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology.

Category: Mystics And Mysticism

I hate science. It denies a man's responsibility for his own deeds, abolishes the brotherhood that springs from God's fatherhood. It is a hectoring, dictating expertise, which makes the least lovable of the Church Fathers seem liberal by contrast. It is far easier for a Hitler or a Stalin to find a mock-scientific excuse for persecution than it was for Dominic to find a mock-Christian one.

Category: Science And Scientists

Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?

Category: Temptation