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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15 Sep '17 05:43:50 AM

Barthes, the amateur mandarin

8 Sep '17 05:27:32 AM

'... It does not seem implausible to suggest that Kantian and utilitarian moralities are moralities for hard times, moralities for a world in which neighbors have become strangers...'

29 Aug '17 04:22:41 AM

'There are changes and no changes...'

12 Aug '17 02:20:35 PM

'Moreover, everything is equivalent: writing Dostoevsky's The Demons or drinking a coffee.'

4 Aug '17 05:46:56 PM

'It's not enough, bananas.'

26 Jun '17 04:31:47 PM

'This is the era in which we live. Our diaries are public now.'

22 Jun '17 11:48:50 PM

This guy's got three legal pads.

22 Jun '17 10:45:10 PM

Raindrops sliding down an awning.

21 Jun '17 03:36:39 AM

'… unfazed, unsentimental, uncompromising…'