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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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11 Dec '11 06:44:35 AM

'Everything ritualistic must be strictly avoided, because it immediately turns rotten. Of course a kiss is a ritual too and it isn't rotten, but ritual is permissible only to the extent that it is as genuine as a kiss.'

1 Dec '11 05:53:01 AM

'By groans and various sounds and various movements of parts of my body I would endeavour to express the intentions of my heart to persuade people to bow to my will. But I had not the power to express all that I wanted nor could I make my wishes understood by everybody.'

20 Nov '11 01:36:46 PM

You got me into the habit of sleeping on one side of the bed. I haven't gotten back out of it since.

9 Nov '11 05:56:46 AM

'Nietzsche wanted to be, and was, the Plato of his own Socrates.'

28 Oct '11 01:51:02 PM

'But it’s Beavis who sees things most clearly.'

26 Oct '11 12:34:02 AM

Music saves; but being able to play your music loud saves you more surely.

14 Oct '11 05:41:15 AM

'Have you practiced so long to learn to read?'

6 Oct '11 03:59:04 AM

When I was a child, I was asked who my hero was. I didn't have a hero but felt somewhat embarrassed not to have one when it appeared to be expected of me.

Eventually I decided that I would say that Steve Wozniak was my hero.

He wasn't, but he seemed like a good hero to have, if you had to have one.

4 Oct '11 05:32:18 AM

'an ample experience of dereliction'