26 September 2011

A point to ponder

"What would your good do if evil didn't exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared? After all, shadows are cast by things and people. Here is the shadow of my sword. But shadows also come from trees and living beings. Do you want to strip the earth of all trees and living things just because of your fantasy of enjoying naked light?"

As said by Woland to Matthew the Levite. The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov


Syncopated Eyeball said...

'darness declares the glory of light' from 'Murder in the Cathedral by T S Eliot.

I took to colouring my eyebrows green after reading The Master and Margarita.

'Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name.'

jams o donnell said...

A wonderful quote SE. I love the Master and Margarita. It is definitely one of my favourite books

Syncopated Eyeball said...

Ack! Can you pop a 'k' in there for me please?
I wrote out that quote amd stuck it on my bedroom wall when I was about fourteen and sometime later took it down and tore it into little pieces. I do still like it a lot though. :)

And the second quote. You recognise that from 'Sympathy for the Devil' by the Rolling Stones, inspired by The M and M?

jams o donnell said...

It is such a wonderful quote. Definitely on for the wall and then for the heart, SE.

I had no idea that Sympathy for the Devil was inspired by Master and Margarita. Live and learn!

susan said...

An excellent observation.

jams o donnell said...

It's good eh Susan