Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Gimpel, Javert, Kurtz

Here is customer service
Who is answering the phones today?
Gimpel? Javert?

Can we trust the heart?

Of Mister Kurtz, Marlow says

"Sometimes he was contemptibly childish. He desired to have kings meet him at railway-stations on his return from some ghastly Nowhere, where he intended to accomplish great things. 'You show them you have in you something that is really profitable, and then there will be no limits to the recognition of your ability,' he would say. 'Of course you must take care of the motives -- right motives -- always' (emphasis added).

Evidentally an awareness of motives is not enough.


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