I particularly like this one:
Via James Goetz
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1. The world is all that is the taste.
1.1 The world is the totality of flavours, not things.
1.1.1 The world is determined by the totality of flavours, and these being all the flavours.
1.12 For the totality of flavours determines both what is the taste and also all that is not the taste.
1.13 The tastes in experiential space are the world.
1.2 The world divides into individual flavours: sweet, sour, salt and bitter.
1.21 Chocolate is more than the sum of these flavours.
2 What is the taste, the fact, is the existence of elemental flavours.
[The rest is left to the reader to fill out as a personal exercise… should take about a day]
‘What I really like about the English is that they don’t have theories. No Englishman would ever have said, “I think, therefore I am.” Although possibly he might have said, “I think, therefore I am, I think.”‘ [Solomon, from Dodger, by Terry Pratchett, p219]
That Pyrot had stolen the eighty thousand trusses of hay nobody hesitated for a moment to believe. No one doubted because the general ignorance in which everybody was concerning the affair did not allow of doubt, for doubt is a thing that demands motives. People do not doubt without reasons in the same way that people believe without reasons. The thing was not doubted because it was repeated everywhere and with the public, to repeat is to prove. It was not doubted because people wished to believe Pyrot guilty and one believes what one wishes to believe. Finally, it was not doubted because the faculty of doubt is rare amongst men; very few minds carry in them its germs and these are not developed without cultivation. Doubt is singular, exquisite, philosophic, immoral, transcendent, monstrous, full of malignity, injurious to persons and to property, contrary to the good order of governments, and to the prosperity of empires, fatal to humanity, destructive of the gods, held in horror by heaven and earth. The mass of the Penguins were ignorant of doubt: it believed in Pyrot’s guilt and this conviction immediately became one of its chief national beliefs and an essential truth in its patriotic creed.
Pyrot was tried secretly and condemned. [Anatole France, Penguin Island, trans A. W. Edwards, 1908]