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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9 Nov '13 03:55:25 AM

Not ten pages in to the second volume of Sontag's journals, it's disappointing to find, in an editorial note (to 'Dexamyls'): 'a form of amphetamine on which SS became dependent for writing in the mid-1960s and which she used until the early 1980s'.

You imagine some writers being pure. Their acuity stemming literally from nothing else but looking, seeing, intently, carefully.

8 Nov '13 08:49:36 PM

If you know that words can overflow, you won't think speaking just means 'communicating thoughts'.

8 Nov '13 05:35:27 PM

'We do better simply to say the sentence and so speak not about language but about the world.'

8 Nov '13 04:53:07 PM

'We cannot therefore be sure we have any real knowledge.'

7 Nov '13 10:18:18 PM

Lou Reed graffiti on a building's back wall.

7 Nov '13 01:15:37 AM

A translucent little radish.

6 Nov '13 07:24:09 PM

Glee, at discovering the roots of 'idiot' in idiōtēs, 'private person, layman, ignorant person', from idios 'own, private'.

6 Nov '13 05:37:03 PM

Six roles for the philosopher

6 Nov '13 07:21:15 AM

It's a rainy day, sunshine girl.