the voltage of life

And that’s how we measure out our real respect for people – by the degree of feeling they can register, the voltage of life they can carry and tolerate – and enjoy.

– Ted Hughes, Letters of Ted Hughes

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One Comment

  1. Posted January 18, 2015 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for bringing these words to my attention. Hughes defines respect in a new and interesting way.