josh blog

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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1 Feb '14 08:30:51 PM

A counterpart for 5.62's 'language which alone I understand': 'that language which we alone understand'.

1 Feb '14 08:27:42 PM

'… to speak about the will in so far as it is the subject of ethical attributes': so, to really communicate the purest joys, the most personal sufferings (the most personal dimension of them), in their heights or depths?

1 Feb '14 07:32:20 PM

'… the feeling of owning a publication…'

1 Feb '14 07:21:16 PM

Good Samaritan Nones

31 Jan '14 08:14:32 PM

Grown-ass folks are never too good for simple things.

30 Jan '14 05:53:26 AM

'I don't want to sound arrogant, but we're old school and we know what sounds cool.'

28 Jan '14 08:21:59 AM

'… and we no longer recognize, or take an interest in, the difference between things and beings (the difference!)' (CR 468): say (when not a fantasy), as in art, when confronting a character on the page, a figure on the screen?

26 Jan '14 10:36:29 PM

An intermittent internet-era delusion: The feeling that your choice of topics, of words, your intentions alone in writing something, might be enough to tag specific readers so they know to pay attention.

26 Jan '14 09:03:27 PM

A young wife teaches her stepson how to text a girl.