"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]

"And from the theater I want an armchair with red velvet upholstery. I have to keep a promise to a pig that loves Caruso so much."

[Opera lovers: Werner Herzog (Klaus Kinski), Fitzcarraldo]

Posted by stronzo on 04.13.2009

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