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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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8 Nov '13 11:21:45 PM

Grammatical remark: 'to be experienced from the inside'.

8 Nov '13 08:55:25 PM

Not ten pages in to the second volume of Sontag's journals, it's disappointing to find, in an editorial note (to 'Dexamyls'): 'a form of amphetamine on which SS became dependent for writing in the mid-1960s and which she used until the early 1980s'.

You imagine some writers being pure. Their acuity stemming literally from nothing else but looking, seeing, intently, carefully.

8 Nov '13 01:49:36 PM

If you know that words can overflow, you won't think speaking just means 'communicating thoughts'.

8 Nov '13 10:35:27 AM

'We do better simply to say the sentence and so speak not about language but about the world.'

8 Nov '13 09:53:07 AM

'We cannot therefore be sure we have any real knowledge.'

7 Nov '13 03:18:18 PM

Lou Reed graffiti on a building's back wall.

6 Nov '13 06:15:37 PM

A translucent little radish.

6 Nov '13 12:24:09 PM

Glee, at discovering the roots of 'idiot' in idiōtēs, 'private person, layman, ignorant person', from idios 'own, private'.

6 Nov '13 10:37:03 AM

Six roles for the philosopher