Quotable #31: Waste-Paper Baskets

Samuel Butler

“Everyone should keep a mental waste-paper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it — torn up to irrecoverable tatters.” — Samuel Butler, The Notebooks of Samuel Butler, 1917

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About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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14 Responses to Quotable #31: Waste-Paper Baskets

  1. B. says:

    I empty mine regularly…. 😉😄🤗

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  2. You can try to attempt this, however, our memory bank does not have a limit. We have the limit of trying to remember. Great info Mitch.

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  3. David says:

    At my age I feel like I already have a mental shredder; problem is I don’t get to decide what goes in it. 🙂

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  4. jmnowak says:

    Oh, I’ve already started doing that! So refreshing. 😇

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  5. chape says:

    The wisest quote I´ve read in a long time 🙂

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  6. I will assign all my forgotten thoughts to this mental waste basket.

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