Monday, May 2, 2016

cook one's goose & metaphysics


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

"You've cooked your goose!" said Helen brightly.

"We can't make you take us seriously, Mrs. Ambrose," he protested. "May I ask how you've spent your time? Reading - philosophy?" (He saw the black book.) "Metaphysics and fishing!" he exclaimed. "If I had to live again I believe I should devote myself to one or the other." 


cook one's goose:
spoil someone's plans; cause someone's downfall

the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of existence, truth and knowledge.

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