everything he touches turns to facts

I love this quote from Malcolm Muggeridge, apologies but I cant remember where I first found it:

“Accumulating knowledge is a form of avarice and lends itself to another version of the Midas story. Man is so avid for knowledge that everything he touches turns to facts; his faith becomes theology, his love becomes lechery, his wisdom becomes science. Pursuing meaning, he ignores truth.”

Malcom Muggeridge – Firing Line interview 9/6/80

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