Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jose Saramago

It was my fault, she sobbed, and it was true, no one could deny it, but it is also true, if this brings her any consolation, that if before every action, we were to begin by weighing up the consequences, thinking about them in earnest, first the immediate consequences, then the probable, then the possible, then the imaginable ones, we should never move beyond the point where our first thought brought us to a halt.

--from Blindness