Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

a brief moral saying taken from ancient or popular or other sources, often quoted without context; as an adjective, means either given to aphoristic expression, or just referring to an aphoristic expression

Highlighted phrases


sententia (the Latin name for a one-sentence dictum or proposition)

—p.240 Short Shrift (239) by George Steiner
5 years, 4 months ago

the sentnious language of the worker who wants, as a Socialist, to 'learn something'

—p.53 Part One (21) by Theodor W. Adorno
3 years, 10 months ago

Naipaul performs the sententious figure of caricature

—p.166 The Painful Sum of Things (159) by Nikil Saval, Pankaj Mishra
2 years, 6 months ago

his father replying "From each according to his ability" or something similarly sententious and correct

—p.107 The Republic of Bad Taste (75) by Jonathan Franzen
5 years, 5 months ago

the place of a sententious injunction that always feigns to speak like the just

—p.xvii Exordium (xvi) by Jacques Derrida
4 years, 11 months ago

The sententious tracts of the Gilded Age had always been aimed at breadwinners and would-be financiers, which is to say, at men


—p.23 The Promise of Misery (20) missing author
2 years, 10 months ago

the sententious authority of his flamboyantly individualistic style

—p.32 by Terry Eagleton
4 years, 9 months ago