The trouble with cellphones isn’t that they allow us to ignore each other, it’s that they don’t.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
The cure for division is not discussion but secession.
Not so very long ago, no adult in history had ever spoken of himself as the parent of an animal.
When a bad thing happens in the world, it is vanishingly unlikely to be any if your business.
An expert torturer always reminds you that it’s for your own good, and hurts him more than you.
Truth or meaning: Choose one.
Blessed are the literal, exasperating yet indispensable.
The old cling most desperately to life — not from belated philosophic recognition of its splendors, or fear of death, but from habit.
There is a time in everyone’s life in which he is a silly ass. If you don’t know when it was, it’s now.
What a man does is remembered when the ironic, detached attitude with which he does it has long been forgotten.