"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]

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

[: Keats, ]

Posted by rp on 09.28.2009


Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave/ A paradise for a sect...

[fanatics: Keats, Fall of Hyperion]

Posted by stronzo on 06.29.2008


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