Avoiding Quotes (2 quotes)
Intellectual work is an act of creation. It is as if the mental image that is studied over a period of time were to sprout appendages like an amebaoutgrowths that extend in all directions while avoiding one obstacle after anotherbefore interdigitating with related ideas.
Time is that which is measured by a clock. This is a sound way of looking at things. A quantity like time, or any other physical measurement, does not exist in a completely abstract way. We find no sense in talking about something unless we specify how we measure it. It is the definition by the method of measuring a quantity that is the one sure way of avoiding talking nonsense about this kind of thing.