The Efficient Action Hypothesis: If it were worth doing, someone would have done it already.
You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.
If hope lay in the proles, there would be no hope, but it lies in the intellectuals, and there is no hope.
The two worst generations are the next one and the last one, in that order.
Suicide will never be common; it requires imagination.
The realistic, democratic, and inclusive standard for beauty is ugliness.
If it weren’t for politics, I would have to refuse more invitations.
It isn’t tolerance unless you disapprove.
It is less important, now, to have something to say than someone to listen.
The people whose intelligence is argued over are, as a class, more intelligent than the people who argue over it.
The up-to-date bully yells for help while he’s beating you up.