Saturday, September 9, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 346

Topical Collage

Professor Newcomb, starting with parts--existing metals, existing forces--had predicted the immediate future of aeronautics, and gotten it wrong. He was fooled by an unforeseen union of gas engine, bicycle, and box kite.
Hugh Kenner, Bucky

Human speech is a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms... while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
G. Flaubert