Posts for Tag: juxtaposition


Discovery of this saying by John Muir at On Being's Tumblr site

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.

reminded me that long ago Leonardo da Vinci wrote

everything connects to everything else

I couldn't find my original citation; I suspect it was given one of Michael Gelb's books and I think a fuller citation is "Study the art of science and the science of art. Everything connects to everything else." This reference is to an article on da Vinci that Gelb published in the Australian GQ.


I think this makes a nice pairing with Ezra Pound—Literature is language charged with meaning. Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. Also "Literature is news that STAYS news." (ABC of Reading)