Re: The Conscious Mind

Ira Brodsky (
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 12:39:13 -0600

Kathyrn Aegis wrote:

>><"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber." --Winston
>What an odd quote. Churchill must not have known how rarely eagles
>speak when away from their highly-situated nests. They are, after all,
>In the interests of accurate ornithology,

I know next to nothing about ornithology, but what is "odd" about the quote?

It means that while the parrots are sitting around squawking, the birds of
prey are silently watching from above.

Obviously, Churchill did know "how rarely eagles speak when away from their
highly-situated nests." That's the point.

Ira Brodsky
Datacomm Research Company
Wilmette, Illinois