things of little relevance

December 7, 2008, 7:30 pm
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“But besides this, the anxiety to do well, and the tension of straining too intently on one’s work, put the soul on the rack, break it, and make it impotent; as happens with water, which because of the very pressure of its violence and abundance cannot find a way out of an open bottle-neck.”
-Montaigne, On Prompt or Slow Speech

The fact that I’ve slept a total of 14 hours over the past three nights is either a testament to the strength of the human body or my stupidity.


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