Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rome loves to see the blood of her own children on her hands.
Seneca, the Octavia

Monday, April 07, 2008

Good poets

Republic: Book X section 598d.

“the good poet must compose with knowledge if he is to compose well on any subject.”

“good poets really do know about the things which ordinary people think they describe so well.”

Essay is due

So I write something else. 

Like this,

William James said, 'Never reject anything. Nothing has been proved. If you reject anything, that is the beginning of the end as an intellectual.' 
Courtesy of an interview with Gertrude Stein. 
You know you love her.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I was born a fool

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