Thursday, November 28, 2013


A Mental Waste-Paper Basket

Samuel Butler (1835-1902), Notebooks: Selections, edd. Geoffrey Keynes and Brian Hill (New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1951), p. 305:
                                A MENTAL WASTE-PAPER BASKET
Every one should keep one and the older he grows the more things will he the more promptly consign to it — torn up to irrecoverable tatters.

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