"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]

Rape is a crime against sleep and memory; it's afterimage imprints itself like an irreversible image from the camera obscura of dreams,

[On rape.: Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides]

Posted by Alina Stefanescu Coryell on 06.24.2009

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