That anything is good should always be a surprise.
You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.
Having forgotten how to ask after truth, we ask after sincerity.
Reputations are made, and unmade, but never remade.
When someone does not speak your language, raise your voice.
Small advances come from fixing what’s broken, great ones from breaking what’s fixed.
Confusion about pronouns and antecedents will be feminism’s enduring legacy.
Bad manners can put someone off once; it takes perfect manners to put him off for good.
A side effect of prolonged silent meditation is being unable to shut up about it afterward.
We can almost forgive the genius for being sane, but not for being happy.
Having life too easy dissipates more promise in America than having it too hard.