Write Up The Road

William of Ockham’s Razor

“Do not multiply postulated entities without necessity.” And if William had lived much, much, later in another era or two, his 14th century intellectualism may have been traded for today’s five second philosophy. Now, he’d say, “Keep it simple, stupid.”


“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”                                                 Roald Dahl, “The Twits”


Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world’s phenomena intersect, only once in this way and never again. – Herman Hesse