If You Know Where to Look

Don't know why I bother trying to think up my own metaphors. The Kierkegaard quotations at right are the results of two separate occasions today when was trying to explain something just right, only to realize that I was subconsciously plagiarizing old S.K.

What's perhaps scarier is that I was able to find each within a couple minutes of searching. The first is from Fear and Trembling, about two-thirds of the way through the Preliminary Expectoration; the second is from Repetition, near to the end. It wasn't a rational process of working out how their ideas fit into the overall plan of the work. It was an intuitive sense of how far along in the book I was when I first came across them and they lodged themselves in my brain.