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Commonplace Book # 8

November 6, 2007

“Unfortunately ‘the truth’ simply isn’t available. If you are going to live intelligently in the modern world, you have to recognize that there are conflicting ideologies, and that there is no simple direct access to the truth.” – [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 7

October 30, 2007

“All kinds of prison, and I’m stuck in the worst: the prison of doubt” – Twice in a Lifetime. TV episode. Twice in a Lifetime is a hard show to explain. It is a feel-good show that gives people a second chance at their life. A character [Keep Reading]

Truth in Joking?

October 23, 2007

“Off-comments are, often, painfully on.” – Chase March. 2004 I wrote that line in a journal a few years back. I had gotten into a bit of a disagreement with my girlfriend. I was trying to be witty and funny and made what I thought was an [Keep Reading]

Fiction That Tells the Truth

October 16, 2007

A lot of my commonplace book quotations have come from works of fiction. When I read, I keep a pen close by my side. If I come across a passage that speaks to me, I write the page number down and the first few words. I then get back to my reading. [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 4

October 2, 2007

“If you don’t look, you find.” – When Harry Met Sally. DVD commentary to the film. How many times have you searched and searched for something, whether it be tangible or merely an idea or solution to a problem that has plagued you? You can [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 3

September 25, 2007

“He’s like a lot of men. They’re horrible until they fall in love.”When Harry Met Sally. DVD commentary to the film. When Harry Met Sally is probably one of the best films ever made. I can watch it over and over again. I love absolutely love [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Tuesdays

September 18, 2007

Commonplace books used to be a lot more “common,” for lack of a better term. It seems that they have fallen out of popularity. However, many of the famous quotation sites on the Internet are really just digital commonplace books. In the [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 1

September 13, 2007

I started a commonplace book a few years ago. In it, I collect quotations from things I have read or heard. I now have 245 entries in it, little tidbits of wisdom and information. I have actually put DVDs on pause so that I could write down some of [Keep Reading]
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