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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26 Jan '05 04:46:38 PM

A maxim I wish I were able to live by: try it and see.

22 Jan '05 10:08:23 AM

Today I stayed in bed and tried to sing along with Bob Dylan. Just about every phrase he sings has some minor inflection to it that I never notice when trying to imitate him. The sense always becomes less direct.

22 Jan '05 10:01:56 AM

But still. No.

22 Jan '05 10:01:45 AM

There is one scene where one is sold.

22 Jan '05 10:01:22 AM

See, I thought Les Parapluies de Cherbourg would have, like, people dancing. With umbrellas. But no.

19 Jan '05 06:28:26 AM

'Oh yes, the sentence,' Creeley once told the critic Burton Hatlen, 'that's what we call it when we put someone in jail.'

18 Jan '05 07:32:56 AM

'You don't even live once.'

17 Jan '05 10:09:21 AM

I am suspicious of anyone (including myself) who is proud of listening to a record because of its genre.

16 Jan '05 11:14:54 AM

The heart will be the last to return, after eyes to see with.