Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

(noun) the act of renouncing or rejecting something; self-denial

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abnegation
abnegatingly
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allow the media class to further abnegate its function to educate and lead

—p.75 Marxist Supernanny (71) default author
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a wholesale abnegation of our aspirations to something 'higher' than mere animality

—p.80 Ethics Without Principles (72) default author
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an unavoidable approach, but one that was palliated by the caution and self-abnegation with which I drew my conclusions

—p.183 The Village Schoolmaster [The Giant Mole] (180) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago


The priests I knew practised self-abnegation but perfected a quiet dance of ego.

—p.160 Marilynne Robinson (160) default author
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1 year, 2 months ago

he seems, self-abnegatingly, to want to taste the sweat on the meat, as a salty political reminder.

on Orwell talking about chefs touching the steak being served to the patrons

—p.217 George Orwell's Very English Revolution (204) default author
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1 year, 2 months ago


Only the selflessness of aesthetic contemplation, along with a kind of Buddhist self-abnegation, can purge us of the astigmatism of wanting, and allow us to see the world for what it is.

—p.55 The problem of meaning (33) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago


This repeated abnegation of qualification is one of many figurations of a deeply problematic tendency to reject ideas of authority and authorship throughout the nonfiction, in ways that dovetail interestingly with the structural and vocal instability of the fiction.

on DFW's tendency to say that he's not a journalist (Conversations 83, Up Simba)

—p.155 Vocal Instability and Narrative Structure (137) default author
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1 year, 5 months ago