"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]

Nous les pouvons donq bien appeller barbares, eu esgard aux regles de la raison, mais non pas eu regard a nous, qui les surpassons en toute sorte de barbarie.

[Cannibals: Montaigne, Essais]

Posted by stronzo on 05.29.2009


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