Being

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

Dec 262016
 

Noble deeds, performed without regard for reputation or reward, would be more common if there was just some way to get the word out.

Dec 062016
 

We all want different things, at different times, in different circumstances — this is the source of the great paradoxes of human nature.

Nov 232016
 

The Off button has grown smaller, and scarcer, and harder to find; soon it will disappear.

Nov 182016
 

Pedantry begins as a parasite on fastidiousness, and eventually destroys its host.

Nov 102016
 

For most of history it was prohibited for the mass of men to express themselves: then, briefly, it was permitted: now it is required.

Oct 252016
 

We wonder at the man who gives his life to the group, forgetting that the group also gives its life to him.

Oct 032016
 

Are you unprepared for it because it is out of the question, or is it out of the question because you are unprepared for it?

Sep 302016
 

You say you could never be bored or unhappy with some other person’s life, and yet how different it would be, if it were yours.

Sep 232016
 

You never violate your principles: you only discover that they are not what you thought they were.