Being

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

Aug 132014
 

Too bourgeois is an irritant, not bourgeois enough a disaster.

Aug 122014
 

Men will never be as good at being men as cats are at being cats.

Jul 282014
 

Life has heuristics: only games have rules.

Jul 162014
 

One is human insofar as one is difficult to model.

Jul 152014
 

Life may be sacred, but try telling Life that.

Jul 072014
 

The ordinary idea of goodness is so passive that it lacks its own verb: one sins, but never saints.

Jun 182014
 

What you lose with age is not so much capacities as the illusion that you ever had them.

Jun 092014
 

There is always a ceiling, and never a floor.

May 012014
 

We wish, not to be understood, but to be misunderstood exactly as we misunderstand ourselves.

Apr 282014
 

We say of indelible characters from life that they could be fictional; and from books, that they could be real.