Being

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

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?

Jul 262018
 

Many people I like aren’t my friends, and some of my friends I don’t much like.

Jul 102018
 

We all have imaginary friends, who are generally real people.

Jun 012018
 

To do what one intends is to be as a god.

May 282018
 

Almost everyone believes the world is filled with people who do evil on purpose; but not himself, and not anyone he knows.

May 242018
 

A lot of what we refrain from doing is not wrong, or undesirable, but just too much trouble to explain.