Thursday, May 24, 2012

Five by (G.C.) Lichtenberg

20. The journalists have constructed for themselves a little wooden chapel, which they also call the Temple of Fame, in which they put up and take down portraits all day long and make such a hammering you can't hear yourself speak. (1773-1775)

91. We do not think good metaphors are anything very important, but I think that a good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on...  (1775-1776)

20. Just as there are polysyllabic words that say very little, so there are also monosyllabic words of infinite meaning. (1784-1788)

9. To discover relationships and similarities between things that no one else sees. Wit can in this way lead to invention. (1789)

209. It is a bad thing that truth has nowadays to have its cause pleaded by fiction, novels and fables. (1789)

Five aphorisms by G. C. Lichtenberg (1749-1799)

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