Not so very long ago, no adult in history had ever spoken of himself as the parent of an animal.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
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.
Not everything is as dumb as it looks, but that’s the way to bet.
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.
Don’t make big plans at small hours.