Everything can be divided into three categories: Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral


Everything is made up of four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water


They are 10 kinds of people in the worlds: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.


Borges on classification:

animals are divided into (a) those that belong to the emperor; (b) embalmed ones; (c) those that are trained; (d) suckling pigs; (e) mermaids; (f) fabulous ones; (g) stray dogs; (h) those that are included in this classification; (i) those that tremble as if they were mad; (j) innumerable ones; (k) those drawn with a very fine camel’s-hair brush; (l) etcetera; (m) those that have just broken the flower vase; (n) those that at a distance resemble flies.



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