Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Runaway Thought

Two adjacent items from a notebook I kept in 1978:

"Runaway thought, I wanted to write it; instead, I write that it has run away"

Blaise Pascal, quoted by Roland Barthes, in Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes

"He was a guy who talked with commas, like a heavy novel.  Over the phone anyway."

Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

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