Monday, June 13, 2005

inspiring or depressing?

"In research the horizon recedes as we advance, and is no nearer at sixty than it was at twenty. As the power of endurance weakens with age, the urgency of the pursuit grows more intense... And research is always incomplete." - Mark Pattison (English educationist, 1813-84)

1 comment:

Writer Chica said...

I find that kind of depressing. Like trying to catch a mirage. He seems to leave out the fact that researchers DO accomplish important things along the way even if it is just opening more questions (which is hugely important).