"A Hunger of the Mind"

"We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing."
~Maria Mitchell

This quote isn't particularly bookish, but I read it the other day and it really stood out to me.  I suppose it relates to reading in that reading is usually how I feed the "hunger of the mind", and it is never satiated.  The more I read, the more I want to read.  The more I learn about something, the more I want to learn about something.  And so on, and so on, and so on.  Ever been there?

1 Response to ""A Hunger of the Mind""

  1. Sam says:
    October 14, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    That's so true. There's a passage in "The Sword in the Stone" which is about learning being the only thing that can cure most things - lonliness, sadness, over-excitability etc., and how learning can be the answer to most questions.

    Good quote :)

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