"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Friday, 1 May 2009


Hubris is excessive pride, presumption or arrogance or the flaw that leads to the downfall of a tragic hero.

"We dread a supreme sin called Hubris.... When Hubris takes a man or woman, that person has declared war on Fate, gods, man, and fights them all." Marguerite Steedman 'Refuge in Avalon'

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