Monday, 7 May 2007

Seeing the wood for the trees

An Autobiography by RG Collingwood

Oxford University Press 1939
Page 76:

…and if anybody had objected that…one couldn’t see the wood for the trees, I should have answered, who wants to? A tree is a thing to look at; but a wood is not a thing to look at, it is a thing to live in.

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