Being

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

Apr 012013
 

We laugh at novels in which the weather tracks the moods of the characters, yet our own moods mostly track the weather.

Feb 252013
 

We are more like our contemporaries than we imagine, and less like our ancestors.

Feb 222013
 

Expertise makes one peremptory, but peremptoriness does not make one expert.

Feb 212013
 

The wise are all alike, but every fool is foolish in his own way.

Feb 202013
 

If it has never crossed your mind that you might be stupid, you are.

Jan 282013
 

If you want perspective, abandon personality.

Jan 222013
 

Law of Moral Parsimony: The most probable explanation is the least flattering.