"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]

One argument endorsing the change [women's right to drive in Saudi Arabia] is that women drove donkeys in Koranic times, with a television cleric noting in recent days that handling a donkey was actually harder than driving a vehicle.

[Driving: Neil MacFarquhar, NY Times]

Posted by stronzo on 05.24.2011


To impress your personality on the road. I say it again. Your purpose when driving is not to arrive at your destination safely or quickly. Your purpose when driving is...? To impress your personality on the road.

[Driving: Martin Amis, The Informaton]

Posted by stronzo on 05.20.2009


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