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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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1 Oct '12 03:16:23 AM

If purity of heart is to will one thing, then Archie Bell is pure of heart. So are the Drells.

1 Oct '12 01:35:04 AM

Spring of the leaf and fall of the leaf.

1 Oct '12 12:50:33 AM

'…you can do this thing or not do it…'

30 Sep '12 03:22:57 AM

—The state, and your furious mother, when you're four.

30 Sep '12 03:16:01 AM

The state calls you by all your names; intimates, by less than one.

30 Sep '12 12:14:50 AM

Famous people are called by two names, familiar people by one. When writers want a character to loom larger for us they make the other characters call her constantly by her full name.

29 Sep '12 08:22:33 PM

Grietzerian line from Lichtenberg: 'What leaning on your right elbow means after you have been leaning on your left for an hour'.

29 Sep '12 08:14:41 PM

Hardly anyone speaks to my experience. Hardly anyone speaks from his own; nor do I.

28 Sep '12 01:50:04 AM

This corruption goes all the way to the top!!