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I have an extreme dislike for vague, confused, and oracular writing; and I have very little patience with authors who express themselves in this style. I believe that what can be said at all can be said simply and clearly in any civilized language or in a suitable system of symbols, and that verbal obscurity is almost always a sign of mental confusion.
Charlie D. Broad Contemporary British Philosophy: Personal Statements
I've been found out.

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quickly_9
Jul. 4th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
oops!
philoserf
Jul. 5th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
But wasn't my comment short, direct and clear? [wink]
ethicalhedonist
Jul. 5th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
Or perhaps it is the sign of a poet's mind, that you find creative ways to link words and generate mental images that others would not be able to originate themselves? Sometimes, saying things simply and clearly distills them of the numinous, because in stating ideas simply, we often strip them of those things many of us perceive, but find ineffable--until one such as you comes along, puts his pen to paper, and finds within himself those words which escaped everyone else.
philoserf
Jul. 5th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
You are too kind.
ethicalhedonist
Jul. 5th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
I've been working on my compassion :)
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