Sunday, January 11, 2009

Quote of the Week

The world is so arranged as to make doing right almost impossible.
Fay Weldon, The President's Child


Paz said...

murphy's law, the alleged fourth law of thermodynamics
"If there's more than one possible outcome of a job or task, and one of those outcomes will result in disaster or an undesirable consequence, then somebody will do it that way"
"Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way." Sods law.
Both were optimists ;)

Leisha Camden said...

I didn't read it quite like that ... I read it more in an ethical/moral light, to mean that the world is such a tangled web that we can hardly do right by one person or group without simultaneously doing wrong by another. Like the Gaza conflict at the moment. Both parties are in the right in some ways, and both in the wrong in others. :-(