As dreams are made on,
and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
William Shakespeare (The Tempest) as quoted by
Stephen Greenblatt, Will In The World
A commonplace book: an old-fashioned literary diary for recording interesting items from reading you've done. I use mine to record snippets from reading, conversation and life in general. (The early 2003 entries are from a period some years ago -- before the blog age -- when I tried an online commonplace book as a straight web page.)