Hannah Arendt, remarks to the American Society of Christian Ethics, 1973, Library of Congress MSS Box 70, p. 011828, quoted by Margaret Canovan in her introduction to The Human Condition, University of Chicago Press, 2nd ed.
I have just begun reading Arendt’s treatise on work and our struggle to supersede human nature. I should warn you now: I’m only a few pages in, and ready to send quotes out like mad. Which is only appropriate, in light of Arendt’s comment here. She would have been a fan of Tumblr.
Please send away, Tragos. In the meantime, I shall have this quote tattooed onto my brain.
(Also, I’m going to get this thing Bingo mentioned; it might be useful when I fail to remember Arendt’s words - but that’s another story.)