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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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12 Apr '15 10:59:14 PM

'… still this young man wasn't going home to his parents that night.'

12 Apr '15 08:03:33 PM

'… trying to figure out what in the world we can do with and about the genres in which we choose or in which we are forced to live.'

11 Apr '15 04:52:47 PM

'… some beautiful conclusive sentence…'

11 Apr '15 04:48:38 PM

'In its original form, the blog, or web log, was more a reader’s medium than a writer’s medium.'

7 Apr '15 03:07:42 PM

'Colleague… was inactive…'

6 Apr '15 09:27:28 PM

'The strain of all-American humbug baked into television anchoring from the start…'

5 Apr '15 12:18:18 AM

'… there's no company whatsoever in that feeling.'

3 Apr '15 02:18:51 AM

'What effect has philosophy today exerted on philosophers?—They live just like all other scholars, even like politicians. They are not distinguished by any set of customs. They live for money. The five thinkers of the Augsburger Allgemeine. Just look at the lives of their highest specimens, Kant and Schopenhauer—are those the lives of wise men? It remains scholarship: they relate to their work as do performers, hence in Schopenhauer's case the desire for success. It is comfortable to be a philosopher: for no one makes demands of them. The first night of Diogenes. Socrates would demand that one bring philosophy back down to the level of human beings; either there is no popular philosophy, or only a very bad popular philosophy. What noticeable effect has philosophy had among the disciples of the philosophers, I mean educated peoples? We lack the best matter for conversation, a more refined ethics. Rameau's Nephew.'

26 Mar '15 05:30:46 PM