November 12th, 2010

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A Phrase I like



As the book reaches a crescendo, their three stories achieve an alchemical harmony, reminding us that each individual has the
spirit to contend with tyranny, apathy, and the brutal circularity of history.
    -- Andrew Ervin, Extraordinary Renditions


I love "the brutal circularity of history". It captures so much so succinctly.
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I Never Thought of It Like That



Sexuality is primarily a means of communicating with other people, a way of talking to them, of expressing our feelings about ourselves and them. It is essentially a language, a body language, in which one can express gentleness and affection, anger and resentment, superiority and dependence far more succinctly than would be possible verbally, where expressions are unavoidably abstract and often clumsy.

    Robert C. Solomon (b. 1942), U.S. philosopher, educator. "Sex and Perversion," From Hegel to Existentialism, Oxford University Press (1987).
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