"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]

Julian of Norwich's optimisic creed: "And all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well."

[optimism: Julian of Norwich, How to Believe in God]

Posted by Daniel on 06.29.2008


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