Being

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

Nov 232016
 

The Off button has grown smaller, and scarcer, and harder to find; soon it will disappear.

Nov 182016
 

Pedantry begins as a parasite on fastidiousness, and eventually destroys its host.

Nov 102016
 

For most of history it was prohibited for the mass of men to express themselves: then, briefly, it was permitted: now it is required.

Oct 252016
 

We wonder at the man who gives his life to the group, forgetting that the group also gives its life to him.

Oct 032016
 

Are you unprepared for it because it is out of the question, or is it out of the question because you are unprepared for it?

Sep 302016
 

You say you could never be bored or unhappy with some other person’s life, and yet how different it would be, if it were yours.

Sep 232016
 

You never violate your principles: you only discover that they are not what you thought they were.

Sep 052016
 

So many selves, so little to express.

Aug 232016
 

For himself a man will go only so far. To stop at nothing, discard every scruple, he must be convinced that he will make a better world.