December 16, 2005

Dusting off quotations

I've kept a Commonplace of favorite bits for many years, mixing stuff in many different registers and various media. There's a shoebox with 5 x 8 cards and less uniform scraps of paper (the oldest from, oh, 40-odd years ago), entries in various journals, a Web 1.0 gatheration... and I feel the thumbs itching to create something more 2.x in nature and style, but I haven't quite divined its outlines. This one, from Alice in Wonderland, bubbled to the top this morning:

Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to
Alice: I don't much care where.
The Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.
Alice: ůso long as I get somewhere.
The Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.

Seems that such bits should be tagged for easier retrieval, or maybe assembled into a complex topography of time and subject... Any thoughts out there about novel ways to proceed?

Posted by oook at December 16, 2005 07:55 AM


Thanks for the AJAX link. BTW I'm spending a lot of time in Nova Scotia too (building a house there in fact, in Cow Bay -- photos at

Posted by: Alistair Croll at December 19, 2005 01:00 PM

It just flashed into my mind as I was drifting off to sleep last night: something's changed at the oook blog. Comments are on!


Posted by: Gardner at December 22, 2005 11:03 AM