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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17 Aug '13 08:48:03 PM

'… a vibrant intellectual culture needs both specialists willing to entertain the questions of amateurs, and amateurs willing to question specialists'

17 Aug '13 08:56:22 AM

'… a manifesto urging his fellow poets to give up everything for literature'

17 Aug '13 04:32:17 AM

Straight spitting

15 Aug '13 06:18:06 PM

'Maybe my message is one of hopelessness.'

14 Aug '13 05:00:44 AM

Brandy Clark captures desperation: 'if one won't work, then another one will'.

14 Aug '13 04:37:05 AM

Fuckin' Record Reviews

13 Aug '13 04:13:55 AM

'[T]o break the domination of the word over the human spirit'—not the most trustworthy-sounding words for declaring the aim of one's treatment of language.

12 Aug '13 05:52:54 AM

Another, 'Wittgenstein, Disappearer'.

12 Aug '13 04:40:45 AM

An essay on the Tractatus, title: 'From Self-Evidence to Obviousness'.