"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]

"Mr. Khodorkovsky became eligible for parole in October 2007 after serving half his eight-year sentence, but lawyers said at the time that several infractions of prison rules — including hoarding “unauthorized” lemons in his cell — had prevented his early release."

[Incarcerated Russian Billionaires: MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ, NY Times]

Posted by stronzo on 07.17.2008


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