„Philosophy may not neglect the multifariousness of the world — the fairies dance, and Christ is nailed to the cross.“

—  Alfred North Whitehead, 1920s, Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology (1929), Context: There is a greatness in the lives of those who build up religious systems, a greatness in action, in idea and in self-subordination, embodied in instance after instance through centuries of growth. There is a greatness in the rebels who destroy such systems: they are the Titans who storm heaven, armed with passionate sincerity. It may be that the revolt is the mere assertion by youth of its right to its proper brilliance, to that final good of immediate joy. Philosophy may not neglect the multifariousness of the world — the fairies dance, and Christ is nailed to the cross. Pt. V, ch. 1, sec. 1.
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