"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]

In life, hangovers usually cleave to a genre which literature finds hard to do and rarely attempt: tragicomedy. Murphys and Metamorphoses, Third Policemans, Handful of Dusts…

[Hangovers: Martin Amis, The Informaton]

Posted by stronzo on 01.07.2010

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