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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30 Sep '12 11:35:04 PM

Spring of the leaf and fall of the leaf.

30 Sep '12 10:50:33 PM

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

30 Sep '12 01:22:57 AM

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

30 Sep '12 01:16:01 AM

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

29 Sep '12 10:14:50 PM

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 06:22:33 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 06:14:41 PM

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

27 Sep '12 11:50:04 PM

This corruption goes all the way to the top!!

27 Sep '12 04:15:28 AM

'Critics exchange emails' is one of the worst formats for journalism ever.