"God is Love," we are taught as children to believe. But when we first begin to get some inkling of how He loves us, we are repell...ed; it seems so cold, indeed, not love at all as we understand the word.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
The reason is: rats leave the sinking ship... but we . . . we . . . didn't leave, so the ship didn't sink, and that's madness, Lear's song that's Touchstone's forest jest, that's swan of Avon logic.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
"O father! O father! now, now, keep your hold, The Erl-King has seized me--his grasp is so cold!...
Sore trembled the father; he spurr'd thro' the wild, Clasping close to his bosom his shuddering child; He reaches his dwelling in doubt and in dread, But, clasp'd to his bosom, the infant was dead.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
There is a basic principle that distinguishes a hot medium like radio from a cool one like the telephone, or a hot medium like the... movie from a cool one like TV. A hot medium is one that extends one single sense in "high definition." High definition is the state of being well filled with data. A photograph is, visually, "high definition." A cartoon is "low definition," simply because very little visual information is provided. Telephone is a cool medium, or one of low definition, because the ear is given a meager amount of information. And speech is a cool medium of low definition, because so little is given and so much has to be filled in by the listener. On the other hand, hot media do not leave so much to be filled in or completed by the audience. Hot media are, therefore, low in participation, and cool media are high in participation or completion by the audience. Naturally, therefore, a hot medium like radio has very different effects on the user from a cool medium like the telephone.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Often the poor man is not so cold and hungry as he is dirty and ragged and gross. It is partly his taste, and not merely his misfo...rtune. If you give him money, he will perhaps buy more rags with it.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »