"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]

It wasn't that they took more time than the ones who missed--rather that they made the same amount of time expand. That's what all good sportsmen do: fill time with space. That's what sprinters are doing when they run a hundred meters in less than ten seconds: they're expanding every second, every half-second, as though the moment were a cylinder around them and they were pushing its edges outwards so it takes in more track, more for them to run down before they reach the seconds' edge.

[Sports time: Tom McCarthy, Remainder]

Posted by stronzo on 01.16.2011

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