Which philosopher has stated "This is not the beginning of a crisis. This is the end of an illusion"? (approximate quote)

And if you remember the philosopher: from which context or book comes this quote?


Not sure that is the original source of the quote, but every reference points to Gerald Weinberg.

The exact quote is: "It may look like a crisis, but it’s only the end of an illusion." It's from Weinberg's Book The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully.

  • I was looking for the original source of the quote. Nov 17 '12 at 19:52
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    @PhilippeBlayo I found no indices that this isn't the original. Why do you think there was another source? This could actually help searching.
    – iphigenie
    Nov 17 '12 at 20:18
  • a friend of mine read of this idea of crisis and illusion in the context of ancient Greek philosophy, but was not able to find this original source again. Nov 18 '12 at 11:36
  • perhaps my question should have been on the origin of the idea of linking crisis and illusion rather than on a specific quote. Nov 18 '12 at 11:41
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    @PhilippeBlayo Then maybe you should start with editing your question (:
    – iphigenie
    Nov 18 '12 at 11:48

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