I will often, after hearing or reading a profound truth by GKC or anyone else, I will often almost immediately claim, “That is my thought!” Which quickly becomes, “I said that.” And within the next moment or certainly by the next day, I have thought it in my heart and I said it out loud, turning the words over on my tongue, until I believe I came up with it.
But I didn’t say it. Truth said it. And I think GKC, God rest his soul, would agree with me. In fact, he would probably say that truth isn’t just the one saying these things, she’s screaming them. But screaming as if she’s locked in a soundproof box through which one can only hear a muffle, until the lid is lifted and out bursts, “Variety is actually reduced by complexity!“