Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


Prologue to the Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

bertrand-russell“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair…”

To be honest, I suppose I’ve always secretly written off Bertrand Russell as a bit of a hippy… Read the rest of this entry »