Witticism as Criticism

Charles Hartshorne:

As my first teacher in the subject (Rufus Jones of Haverford College) put it, “Every system has an impasse in it somewhere.” There are, however, degrees of such deficiencies. Once when Herbert Feigl of the Vienna Circle, talking to some admirers, had just said, “A philosophical system is like a blanket that’s too short; you pull it up to keep your shoulders warm and expose your feet to the cold,” the late lamented logician C. H. Langford whispered to me, “He must be a centipede.”

Creativity in American Philosophy, p 273.