Schlagwort-Archiv: Gerede


Yet when men gather together at work, they rarely have meaningful conversations.


Men of all ages who want to talk about feelings usually learn not to go to other men.

bell hooks: The Will to Change

At least use "-- " please.

Long email signatures are the golden letter seals of the modern age.


He had had many conversations during his long life. Some were fascinating and stayed with him more than a century later. Others were less so. As a younger man he had tolerated those as part of the cost of doing business — a sort of tax that all people must pay in order to take part in civilized society. When he had turned one hundred, he had decided to stop paying that tax.

Neal Stephenson: Seveneves


On an arbitrary numerical scale of conversational oddness, ranging from one to ten, with ten being the oddest conversation I’ve ever had, and seven being the oddest conversation I have in a typical day, this rates no better than five.

Neal Stephenson: The System of the World

Strange strangeness.

Strange world, strange symbols.


“We must have the same sources,” Roger said agreeably. “How much do you pay them?” “I say things to them in return. It is called having conversations, and for some it is payment enough.”

Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver


Meestal beginnen professoren na dergelijke wandelingen of excursies moppen te vertellen, kwaad te spreken van hun collega's, of mededelingen te doen over hun honden, katten, kinderen.

Willem Frederik Hermans: Nooit meer slapen

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