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
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Enduring Lies of the Left
French revolutionaries published lots of lies about Marie Antoinette and they have been accepted uncritically by many historians ever since. As E. M. Vidal points out, poor Marie's popular reputation is a libel.