To clarify: the title is excerpted from Act 1 of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. The full quote goes:
"Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile;
So ere you find where light in darkness lies,
Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes."
It's a warning against spending too much of your life in scholarly pursuits.
Day By Day
Thursday, July 14, 2005
The Brits Are Not Like Us
The Guardian reports that the results of a radio poll show that Karl Marx is Britain's most revered philosopher, taking 28% of the votes cast and beating out second-place David Hume handily.