"In order that the mind may not be taxed, moreover, by the manifold and confused reading of so many such things, and in order to prevent the escape of something valuable that we have read, heard, or discovered through the process of thinking itself, it will be found very useful to entrust to notebooks ... those things which seem noteworthy and striking."

[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]

I spit on fools who fail to include Breasts in their metaphysics, Star-gazers who have not enumerated them Among the moons of the earth...

[Metaphysics: Charles Simic, "Breasts"]

Posted by stronzo on 02.29.2012

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