of poets and mathematicians

February 2, 2008

In Orthodoxy, the ever quotable GK Chesterton writes: Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. Those words have meandered back into my head while reflecting on yesterday’s quote from Anne Lamott. Chesterton suggests that it is the exercise of expression that helps heal the […]