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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21 Jul '09 05:47:57 PM

'meet and happy conversation'

12 Jul '09 07:32:28 AM

'I'm afraid there is a gathering of philosophers going on in here.'

'I too.'

9 Jul '09 03:17:19 PM

A reviewer's trope for any music which is basically placid: 'quite the contrary—it can be quite unsettling'.

8 Jul '09 04:10:12 AM

Words cannot describe the joy with which one hears Bob Dylan pronounce the phrase, 'go on to "You Tube"''.

8 Jul '09 03:59:13 AM

Infinite Jest made me a contemporary of Wallace when I read it in the first paperback edition—97? 98?—in college and felt like I was taking part in something that was happening. Who is to say it's not still happening?

6 Jul '09 08:17:56 AM

Somehow, summer emboldens; everyone sees the public as more public.

1 Jul '09 07:23:03 AM

'flexibility, multiplicity, confusion wanting to reflect the turmoil of reality'

30 Jun '09 06:58:21 PM

Often, with the non-artsy, I am the one who shrinks away from more comprehensive understanding: I do not want to risk a disappointment great enough to make me give up on any engagement at all.

30 Jun '09 06:54:23 PM

'all existed somewhere on the same cultural plane'