Alec Nevala-Lee

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Quote of the Day

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There is no good word for stomach; just as there is no good word for girlfriend. Stomach is to girlfriend as belly is to lover, and as abdomen is to consort, and as middle is to petite amie.

—Nicholson Baker, The Mezzanine

Written by nevalalee

January 14, 2011 at 8:00 am

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  1. Thought for the Day
    Know that a wise man changes his mind; but a fool never. Be humble, and thus keep the door to wisdom always open.

    Glenfinial

    January 14, 2011 at 10:32 am

  2. You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can’t forget. Those are your ‘friends.’”

    Glenfinial

    January 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

  3. “No man can be wise on an empty stomach.”
    —George Eliot.

    (Or an empty belly.)

    nevalalee

    January 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  4. My favorite word in this direction in a Johannism: “stomache.” Remind me to link you to the Piagetian studies of young children’s understanding of core anatomy.

    drewberthu

    January 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm


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