Three-Story Intellects With Skylights

Three-Story Intellects
“There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story men. Two-story men compare, reason, generalize, using the labors of the fact-collectors as well as their own. Three-story men idealize, imagine, predict; their best illumination comes from above, through the skylight.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I used to think I was a 3-story guy, but I wonder if “quote-collectors” are the same as fact collectors?

At least, when you read a lot of motivational quotes, illumination occasionally visits. 🙂

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    • trudy
    • April 4, 2009
    Reply

    Lol I love the last sentence. Classic!

    • skylights
    • August 16, 2010
    Reply

    Humorous blog spot “I used to think I was a 3-story guy”

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