Robert Frost

Robert Frost about Sense, Nonsense and Forgiveness

Posted in Quote, Robert Frost on September 21st, 2009 by Dave – 1 Comment

Mondays are cut out for thinking about sense and nonsense:

Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.

Robert Frost

I like the self-mockery in this statement very much! It is highly suitable for microblogging services like Twitter and Facebook. But I think it also leads to humility about other people’s statements. Can we be sure that what we categorize as nonsense is really nonsense? How would other classify what we categorize as sense? Don’t you agree that sense or nonsense is in the eye of the beholder?