Being

Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
—Cunningham

Oct 172018
 

We used to suspect that our friends and neighbors were mad, and now, thanks to modern technology, we know they are.

Oct 012018
 

By learning our own thoughts and feelings we have made ourselves only partly miserable; by learning everyone else’s we will finish the job.

Sep 052018
 

There are some things, like thyself, that you’re better off not knowing.

Aug 312018
 

Intimacy is to know someone well enough to hate him.

Aug 232018
 

I support Don’t ask, don’t tell, but for all of human intercourse.

Aug 222018
 

Depth is the desire not to be judged on the surface.

Aug 212018
 

A civilized man will sometimes go native; but a native, except under extraordinary duress, will never go civilized.

Aug 022018
 

The true problem of evil is not arid and theological, but urgent and practical: malice, or stupidity?