"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]

Stardom is a diversification in the semblance of life....The admirable people who personify the system [society of the spectacle] are indeed well known for not being what they seem to be; they have achieved greatness by embracing a level of reality lower than that of the most insignificant individual life – and everyone knows it.

[Celebrities: Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle]

Posted by stronzo on 07.21.2009

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