About Casper McFadden

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  • Casper shared from The Man Who Was Thursday, a nightmare by G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton
    The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists, as you can see from the barons' wars."
  • Casper shared from The Man Who Was Thursday, a nightmare by G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton
    his root horror had been isolation, and there are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one. That is why, in spite of a hundred disadvantages, the world will always return to monogamy.
  • Casper shared from The Man Who Was Thursday, a nightmare by G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton
    "he has a fancy for always sitting in a pitch-dark room.
  • Casper shared from The Man Who Was Thursday, a nightmare by G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton
    The moon was so strong and full that (by a paradox often to be noticed) it seemed like a weaker sun. It gave, not the sense of bright moonshine, but rather of a dead daylight.
  • Casper shared from The Man Who Was Thursday, a nightmare by G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton
    That young man with the long, auburn hair and the impudent face—that young man was not really a poet; but surely he was a poem. That old gentleman with the wild, white beard and the wild, white hat—that venerable humbug was not really a philosopher; but at least he was the cause of philosophy in others.
  • Casper shared from Lisa, A Chess Novel by Jesse Kraai
    “People who don’t play chess don’t get it. They never will. That’s why we can never let them tell us how to live!”
  • Casper shared from Lisa, A Chess Novel by Jesse Kraai
    I’ve never used math in my daily life, not any kind of advanced math anyway. I guess we do it for the same reasons we play chess. There’s just something about it, I don’t know. And maybe it is a little like a conspiracy that people have to take it in school, when they don’t really need it. Mathematicians like me have always wanted to just do math, the way you want to play chess. So we convinced universities and rich people, a long long time ago, that kids needed to learn math in order to think logically. That might be a lie, I don’t know, but we needed teaching jobs. And then people...
  • Casper shared from Lisa, A Chess Novel by Jesse Kraai
    When she was with Igor it was so obvious: it didn’t matter how much money you had or what your clothes looked like; wealth was the beauty you found and created—in every instant of your short life.
  • Casper shared from Lisa, A Chess Novel by Jesse Kraai
    When she was with Igor it was so obvious: it didn’t matter how much money you had or what your clothes looked like; wealth was the beauty you found and created—in every instant of your short life.
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  • Casper shared from Lisa, A Chess Novel by Jesse Kraai
    if you ask the same people: What is important? What gives your life meaning? What gives you joy? You always get a fumbling toward the beautiful. A song. An insight. A harmony that not only explained their self to the world, but elevated them, for a timeless moment, beyond all the stuff around us that points to death.”
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Casper McFadden