"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]

To be able to free oneself is nothing; the hard part is being able to live with one's freedom.

[Freedom ain't easy.: Andre Gide, The Immortalist]

Posted by Alina Stefanescu Coryell on 06.12.2009

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