- The author cannot be reduced to a ratiocinating self : his own more or less Sublimation.
- On Mauron's concept, the author cannot be reduced to a ratiocinating self : his own more or less Sublimation.
- "Death in Holy Orders " has the ingredients for the kind of big denouement on which such classic stories hoped to turn : the kind of ending in which puzzle pieces suddenly fall together, and the ratiocinating detective is permitted a great display of reasoning power and one final " Aha ! " for the reader's benefit.
- As Burton Watson writes, " the skilled woodcarver, the skilled butcher, the skilled swimmer does not ponder or ratiocinate on the course of action he should take; his skill has become so much a part of him that he merely acts instinctively and spontaneously and, without knowing why, achieves success . " The term " wandering " ( " y髐 " J?) is used throughout the stories of the " Zhuangzi " to describe how an enlightened person " wanders through all of creation, enjoying its delights without ever becoming attached to any one part of it ."