Citations de Michel de Montaigne

Michel Eyquem, Seigneur de Montaigne, 1533-1592

Quotations from Montaigne's Essays
selected and translated by Anthony Weir
with glosses and comments.

Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne
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Penser, c'est être à la recherche d'un promontoire.

Thought is the search for a headland.

1 comment:

  1. or, 'To think is to look for a promontory.'

    Does Thought (capital T) bring you to the edge of an abyss, the ocean of Being (as opposed to merely being human) - and thus either to terror, or to serene contemplation of the surrounding beyond ?

    Headlands, however, can also be inland. Promontory-forts were common in the Bronze Age and well into the Iron Age...