Joke is a reduction glass

Victorian appearance and anachronistic “tools”:
title: Steam Punk, Maker Faire 2011, San Mateo
photo by Will Wilson, San Francisco

If subtlety is a magnifying glass,
then joke a reduction glass.

Do you believe,
that discoveries only could made
by a magnifying glass?

summary by frizztext:
To reduce the size of an idol
by a diminishing glass
sometimes makes wise again ...

Wenn Scharfsinn ein Vergrößerungsglas ist,
so ist der Witz ein Verkleinerungsglas (concave lens).

Glaubt ihr denn,
dass sich bloß Entdeckungen
mit Vergrößerungsgläsern machen ließen?

G.C. Lichtenberg 1742-1799 (D 465)

4 responses to “Joke is a reduction glass

  1. Pingback: The j! Archive « Flickr Comments by FrizzText

  2. Pingback: Lichtenberg’s Waste Books | Flickr Comments

Hearing from you makes my day!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,208 other followers

%d bloggers like this: