Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quotes From "Angels"

A couple of quotes from VIII Metalogue: "Secrets" in Angels Fear, by Gregory and Mary Catherine Bateson. The Metalogues were dialogues between "Father" and "Daughter." Most of them were written by Gregory ("Father"), but this one is by Mary Catherine ("Daughter"), written after Gregory's death. Neither quote is the main point of the Metalogue, or even complete thoughts, just kind of interesting.

"We have so largely lost track of the sacred that we are becoming incapable of committing sacrilege."

"The story is about the need to limit or control knowledge or communication across species lines and across gender lines -- the basic discontinuities of natural history."

Mary Catherine put both quotes in Gregory's mouth.

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