Marginalia, no.151

Be silent then, for danger is in words.

~ Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

There are days I’m sick to death of having something to say.

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  1. And recall Emerson’s great admonition in “Self-Reliance”: “But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with eclat, he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy or the hatred of hundreds, whose affections must now enter into his account. There is no Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality!”


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