The Thinker

“The thinker whose thought is central, however, is always attuned to some urgent question of their time, of which the time itself is unaware.”

William Barrett Irrational Man

Tolstoy and Gorky

Just read this in Irrational Man by William Barrett, something Leo Tolstoy said to Maxim Gorky:

“If a person has learned to think, no matter what they may think about, they are always thinking of their own death. All philosophers were like that.”