Szukalski on Thinking

January 20th, 2008

A drawing by Szukalski (see previous post), reproduced in his Inner Portraits.

The Ancestral Helmet

The Ancestral Helmet, 1940.

“Just another careful ‘silly notion’ that gave me an excuse to do my best. Get in the habit to work with utmost concentration and you will be THE BEST. We scream piercingly when born, yet may become dumb mutes from never making an effort to COMMUNICATE. It is the effort that gives us the vertical posture and creative thinking. Crawl on your knees in an effort to walk your own paths and you will become a thinking person who will be able to bring original values, never perceived before, for within each one of us there is a separate universe of yet uncreated Gifts.

“Those who are well educated may well be mere apes that have learned the ways of Humans, but who cannot think; misled simpletons bedressed with other birds’ features. To think is to be ORIGINAL. Those who follow their own council, lead themselves upward, for their thinking is bewinged” (p28).

4 Responses to “Szukalski on Thinking”

  1. PolyMathicus Says:

    -To think is to be ORIGINAL-

    How many people know THAT ONE?

    Yes, and how many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a THINKER?

    The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind, the answer is blowing in the wind.



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