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.
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Friday, May 02, 2008
Ten Modern Myths
Reading this, I was reminded of my college days when I first discovered Ambrose Bierce. Check out Simon Blackwell's "Reality Check" in Times Higher Education. The subject is "Ten Modern Myths" and they are doozies. Read it here.