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Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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26 Jan '13 07:22:20 AM

'… he begins to search for the kind of statement that will show a way rather than be an answer, invite a further question rather than elicit direct assent.'

25 Jan '13 01:20:06 AM

If my words, too, are people, then wouldn't they also just be gatherings I've been at?

25 Jan '13 01:17:40 AM

'How To Do Things With Words': along with them, working together; not as if they are our instruments.

… which leaves open the possibility that we are theirs.

25 Jan '13 01:14:47 AM

If words are people, then what are we? —Maybe if we stay quiet we'll find out.

25 Jan '13 01:09:51 AM

Love needs neither to exchange nor not to exchange words.

25 Jan '13 12:58:33 AM

We take it as obvious that people are people.

25 Jan '13 12:57:05 AM

'Yeah we hooked up but it was just that one time.'

25 Jan '13 12:49:16 AM

Words on whose behalf we pressure 'we' pressures other words to stay in line.

25 Jan '13 12:45:05 AM

(You two, you three, yall…)