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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27 Nov '12 08:32:13 AM

I could use one of Celan's tree-high thoughts.

25 Nov '12 03:51:16 AM

Sam and Diane can't help laughing at each other's jokes.

25 Nov '12 01:46:02 AM

Never begin with 'My work…'.

24 Nov '12 12:42:10 AM

'A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it.'

21 Nov '12 08:02:59 PM

Philosophers mustn't mistake pieties for truths.

20 Nov '12 07:06:08 AM

Discourses!

19 Nov '12 04:57:10 AM

Philosophers talk all the time about 'problems'. But I can't remember the last time I heard some philosophers talking like they were trying to solve a problem.

18 Nov '12 09:29:16 PM

—Grab the ball, launch it way over the fence.

18 Nov '12 09:22:31 PM

Something about Rilke can make you want to bully him; at least push him around a little, to toughen him up.