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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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16 Dec '14 11:45:48 PM

'Women writing in the "I" fight the specter of the diary, which saps their authority and saddles them with the obligation to be both a good author and a good subject.'

12 Dec '14 05:19:59 AM

'But now I say nothing. I'm not an electrician anymore.'

11 Dec '14 05:47:53 PM

'… in the journals, the effort of it appears again and again…'

10 Dec '14 07:07:29 AM

'… the imperatives of conception might make it necessary to improvise at great length.'

9 Dec '14 10:38:27 PM

'Robots in human form'

8 Dec '14 08:56:32 PM

'What a park can become, or how a street behaves, are always open questions rarely asked outside or extreme circumstances.'

4 Dec '14 02:54:24 AM

'By contrast, a woman’s decision to detach herself from conventional society always requires justification.'

3 Dec '14 08:04:41 PM

'The absolute need to read with a pen in one's hand'

30 Nov '14 03:10:16 AM

Kant begins the B version of the first Critique by using someone else's words to ask that his own words be considered 'not an opinion, but a work', quoting Francis Bacon to say de nobis ipsis silemus—about myself I am silent.

Is there a better expression of philosophy's wish for purity?