“There is one class of mind that loves to lean on rules and definitions, and another that discards them as far as possible. A faddist will generally ask for a definition of faddism, and one who is not a faddist will be impatient of being asked to give one.
III A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.
IV Definitions are a kind of scratching and generally leave a sore place more sore than it was before. V As Love is too young to know what conscience is, so Truth and Genius are too old to know what definition is.”