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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10 Nov '17 06:37:18 AM

'… the contention of the minde, overstretched to her enterprise, doth breake and impeach the same…'

5 Nov '17 08:22:01 PM

'We need images of desperation to grasp political and internal warfare.'

31 Oct '17 09:26:09 PM

'... Only writers show us how to speak...'

28 Oct '17 02:42:37 AM

'How could anyone hide behind the I?'

27 Oct '17 12:44:24 PM


26 Oct '17 07:18:43 PM

'I'm in the middle right now.'

25 Oct '17 05:26:27 AM

'Whereof doth Socrates treat more at large than of himselfe?'

21 Oct '17 03:36:16 AM

I've just seen a movie in a theater for the first time in several years, and now I don't feel like myself again.

19 Oct '17 05:55:42 AM

'If in reasons, comparisons, and arguments, I transplant any into my soile, or confound them with mine owne, I purposely conceale the author, thereby to bridle the rashnesse of these hastie censures that are so headlong cast upon all manner of compositions, namely young writings of men yet living; and in vulgare that admit all the world to talke of them and which seemeth to convince the conception and publike designs alike. I will have them to give Plutarch a bob upon mine own lips, and vex themselves in wronging Seneca in mee. My weaknesse must be hidden under such great credits.'