"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]

La demoiselle se pencha en dehors du comtoir, ce qui lui donnait l'occasion de deployer une taille superbe. Julien le remarqua; toutes ses idees changerent.

[Cleavage: Stendhal, The Red and The Black]

Posted by stronzo on 04.02.2009

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