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The world is more like a poem than a syllogism.

— Martin Cothran, “How Literature Solves the Problem of Evil”  <link>

A key has no logic to its shape. Its logic is: it turns the lock.

— G.K. Chesterton  <link>

Reason and Faith

Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all. If you are merely a sceptic, you must sooner or later ask yourself the question, ‘Why should anything go right; even observation or deduction? Why should not good logic be as misleading as bad logic? They are both movements in the brain of a bewildered ape?’ The young sceptic says. ‘I have a right to think for myself.’ But the old sceptic, the complete sceptic, says, ‘I have no right to think for myself. I have no right to think at all.’

— G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy  <link>