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On Balance 

If a man finds that his nature tends or is disposed to one of these extremes..., he should turn back and improve, so as to walk in the way of good people, which is the right way. The right way is the mean in each group of dispositions common to humanity; namely, that disposition which …

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We have never been modern 

More for a series of quotes out of context. Best if you let them breath... ...the hilarity commonly produced by simply imagining TOES. —Georges Bataille, "The Big Toe," Documents & ...the more we forbid ourselves to conceive of hybrids, the more possible their interbreeding becomes—such is the paradox of the moderns... —Bruno Latour, We Have …

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the mad ones 

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars …

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The Self Winding Boredom Machine 

Since I am busy reviewing a book-I-have-actually-read, I have been negligent of my series of reviews of books-I-haven't-read-yet. Much more time consuming... There is only one thing to do, and that is start another half-baked tradition. Call it, "Quotes Out of Context." All too often, in the act of sharing a striking quote, we find—masked …

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