More Paul Valery

amongst other things:

Valery is known for saying:

At times I think and at times i am…. which is clearly an indictment of I think therefor I am based on phenomenal experience of flow in thought. when thinking, the I is always fleeting.


Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. …. which seems true enough, politics is always based on the knowing of something and the leveraging of that knowledge to some advantage.