“But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value.”
— Samuel Alexander
“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”
— Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being
“The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are unreal, they are not untrue …”
— Bruno Bettelheim, “The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales”
“Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.”
How many theories about it?