“I was never insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” – Edgar Allan Poe Someone on facebook shared that quote recently. Subsequently, two of my girlfriends told me that Poe was one of their favorite authors.
I saw The Raven last year and it was a dark film. Reading about Poe’s life it sounds as if his heart must have been “touched” often. There are more than a few entrepreneurially-minded individuals who had similar characteristics and as we see in the media there are also some famous actors and singers whose sanity has been questioned. Your heart/passion has to be touched to take on the “insanity” of starting a business!
My guess is that most of us keep our hearts protected, otherwise there might be a lot of “insane” people running around. Or maybe we could all do with a bit more insanity (i.e., non status-quo) in our lives…without the judgement and cowardice that often goes along with it. As Albert Einstein said, the true definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Poe doesn’t say whether the touch is one that caresses, holds, scares, confuses, or breaks his heart leaving us readers to wonder what he meant or what touched his heart the most.Author: Aruni | Filed under: entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, FYI, random stuff | Tags: edgar allen poe, the raven, touches the heart | 2 Comments »