Sunday, May 22, 2005

Yet another quote

So difficult it is to show the various meanings and imperfections of words when we have nothing else but words to do it with.
-John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704)

Saturday, May 14, 2005


The living language is like a cow-path: it is the creation of the cows themselves, who, having created it, follow it or depart from it according to their whims or their needs. From daily use, the path undergoes change. A cow is under no obligation to stay.
-E.B. White, writer (1899-1985)

He that uses many words for explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttlefish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink.
-John Ray, naturalist (1627-1705)