Friday, August 05, 2005


"Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' This stranger is a theologian."

Denis Diderot


Ben Avuyah said...

Right on !
Except in yeshiva they don't ask, they just snuff it out.

lamedzayin said...

Lol. Clearly not a woodsman, because that's actually good advice. The feeble light gained from a candle does not nearly gain you back what you lose in night vision. Hasn't Diderot ever been camping?

Orthoprax said...


LOL! Touche. ;-)