Conscience is the bite of things known together
Old Norse koddi (cushion, testicle)
The imprecision of their goals means that these artists rarely feel they have succeeded
i.e., by inventing definitions and then deducing what your definitions implicitly assumed.
Such compression of large amounts of information into a few exformation-rich macrostates with small quantities of nominal information are not only intelligent: they are very beautiful: yes, even sexy. Seing a jumble of confused data and shreds of rote learning compressed into a concise, clear message can be a real turn-on.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking. — Goethe
zagagoolinka or zagagulinka
SALTER It was an impulse I had from the beginning. I didn’t know what made me write at the beginning, but later I understood. It’s simple: the one who writes it keeps it. I suppose I felt that, though I wouldn’t have been able to say it.
INTERVIEWER How do you feel about those first two books now?
the targets of his anger included the National Geographic magazine (for rewriting his prose), his Viennese nephew, Harvard University, women, the State Department, the Kuomintang, Reds, red tape, missionaries, Holy Rollers, Chinese bandits and bankrupt Western civilization.
Firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.
“This shouldn’t be a problem”
Extremism in the pursuit of _____ is no vice. Expound.
ridiculously old Paiute lady
proud thrilled happy
“But it was when we moved on to talking about our author schemas that Jeffrey listed one type of metadata that I would never, ever have thought to...”
“It usually seems like plagiarists aren’t lazy so much as kind of navigationally insecure. They have trouble navigating without a detailed map’s...”
I wrote a yule carol for the ithyphallic Freyr. Never forget the REAL reason for the season.
(See also: this essay what I wrote on Christmas...
“thanks for being my existential dread sponge”
I guess another way to say that is: “the journey is the destination” only works if you’re on a journey, which requires a fucking destination. If...