Sunday, June 05, 2005 +

“An Inevitable Minimum of Originality”

“In the deepest sense what we must keep in mind is the paradox that no human idea is entirely original and wholly independent—while, on the other hand, the personal perception and the expression of even the most ephemeral platitude lends (lends rather than gives) the latter an inevitable minimum of originality.
—John Lukacs, Remembered Past, p. 72.