QOTW: Writing and Urgency
"The reader of these pages should not look for detailed documentation of every word. In treating the general problems of culture one is constantly obliged to undertake predatory incursions into provinces not sufficently explored by the raider himself. To fill in all the gaps in my knowledge beforehand was out of the question for me. I had to write now, or not at all. And I wanted to write."
Johan Huizinga, Leyden, 1938. From Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture