Saturday, March 05, 2005

Another fun internet thing (may be old by now)

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

I love these things! This is the first I've seen of it - I should check around. (I saw it at Siris, whose sentence comes, not surprisingly, from Malebranche.) Mine doesn't come from Wittgenstein, but it is a good one, and yes, it was too sitting right next to me (I'm writing on it):

"For, ultimately, Nietzsche admired creative individuals the most: in art, literature, music, and philosophy – 'the men of great creativity, the really great men according to my understanding' (WP: 957)."

Brian Leiter, Nietzsche on Morality (Routledge, 2002), p. 123.

How about you, Rabbit?


Shieva said...

What do you do when there's a sentence half of which is on page 122, and half of which is at the beginning of page 123?

david said...

I think you're supposed to count from the first full sentence.