"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]

Without the Torah, the world would not exist. With the letters of the Torah, God has created Heaven and Earth.

[On the creation of the Word.: Isaac Bashevis Singer, Love and Exile: An Autobiographical Trilogy]

Posted by Alina Stefanescu Coryell on 06.23.2009

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