Sunday, January 10, 2010

Negative Capability

(Belle de jour.)

"I had not a dispute but a disquisition with Dilke, on various subjects ; several things dovetailed in my mind, & at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially in literature & which Shakespeare possessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts without any irritable reaching after fact & reason."



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