"theory without practice is a poison without an antidote" (p. 140) does this apply to the texts that we have been studying?
10. “Turn from this busy workshop to the world of books, and develop your imagination by reading them. As the famous maxim wisely says, wisdom abides in books even when the sage is in his tomb. A book is the companion of solitude, the brilliant light of the dawn of wisdom, forever opening new vistas of knowledge” (p.143). Sima Qian writes that “[the sages] withdrew and put their deliberations into writing in order to give full expression to their outrage, intending to reveal themselves purely through writing that would last into the future.” The Egyptian scribe writes, “Man dies, his body is dust, / his family all brought low to the earth; / But writing shall make him remembered, /alive in the mouths of any who read.” (remember the handout i gave you guys?) What are the various ways in which the authors that we have studied theorize the power of writing?
11. "Each of its chapter is a perfumed garden, with beauteous roses in every flowerbed. There the trees of ideas interlace their branches, and find their expression in the melodies of pertly chirruping song-birds" (145). How does this relate to my early lesson about the etymology of seminar?