- The whole composition must be permeated with a protracted and wordy exposition of the initial plan.
- Terms are to be included for conceptions that, except in this definition, appear nowhere in the whole book.
- Conceptual distinctions laboriously arrived at in the text are to be obliterated again in the relevant notes.
- For concepts treated only in their general significance, examples should be given; if, for example, machines are mentioned, all the different kinds of machines should be enumerated.
- Everything that is known a priori about an object is to be consolidated by an abundance of examples.
- Relationships that could be represented graphically must be expounded in words. Instead of being represented in a genealogical tree, for example, all family relationships are to be enumerated and described.
- A number of opponents all sharing the same argument should each be refuted individually.
in Walter Benjamin, 'One-Way Street' (selections), in Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings, trans. Edmund Jephcott, ed & intr Peter Demetz (New York: Schocken Books, 1986; orig. Harcourt Brace, 1978), p. 79.