"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]

"When you play more inside you have more chances to have the winner. The [opponent's side of the] court is bigger. When you are more behind, the courts looks smaller, and the opponent has more time to think. So the sport is really easy. That's the thing. You don't need to study a lot or know about the tennis."

[simplicity: Rafael Nadal, tennis.com]

Posted by Daniel on 03.31.2009

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