Circular Needle

Famous quotes containing the words circular and/or needle:

    ‘A thing is called by a certain name because it instantiates a certain universal’ is obviously circular when particularized, but it looks imposing when left in this general form. And it looks imposing in this general form largely because of the inveterate philosophical habit of treating the shadows cast by words and sentences as if they were separately identifiable. Universals, like facts and propositions, are such shadows.
    David Pears (b. 1921)

    And so the needle pricked her fingers;
    She fidgeted but didn’t go;
    A faint forgetfulness of reasons
    Kept her with him. Time is slow.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)