"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]

"What also was unusual was that a team so well stocked with savvy veterans such as Bernie Williams, Paul O'Neill, Wade Boggs, Tino Martinez, Joe Girardi, Jimmy Key and David Cone turned for on-field leadership and the reassurance of a clutch play to a 21-year-old kid who the previous season made 29 errors and hit just two home runs in Columbus, Ohio, for the Yankees' triple A affiliate. Derek Jeter was magic from the start."

[Baseball: Joe Torre and Tom Verducci, The Yankee Years]

Posted by gethro on 03.24.2009


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