He will row out over that great ocean of material, and lower down into it, here and there, a little bucket, which will bring up to the light of day some characteristic specimen, from those far depths, to be examined with a careful curiosity.
Strachey, Lytton. Eminent Victorians (Kindle Locations 16-18). Start Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.
His biography of Florence Nightingale here will never be equalled.
There is no doubt but that we are living in the wreckage of the past – the Industrial Revolution is over, and not much of it it is left. We have to construct our future from the wreckage of this past – whether we want to or not.
But we have to chose carefully which pieces of wreckage to use.