I found this gem reading MacDonald's story, The Portent.  Not profound, but there are several readers of this blog who will appreciate it.

[part of a dialogue between a student and his tutor

"I am afraid you will despise me, when you find how badly I spell."

"There is no fear of that," I rejoined.  "It is a mere peculiarity.  So long as one can think well, spelling is altogether secondary."
Posted by sursumcorda on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 4:50 pm | Edit
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