You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.

Jan 202017

That anything is good should always be a surprise.

Jan 192017

Having forgotten how to ask after truth, we ask after sincerity.

Jan 162017

Reputations are made, and unmade, but never remade.

Jan 092017

When someone does not speak your language, raise your voice.

Dec 282016

Small advances come from fixing what’s broken, great ones from breaking what’s fixed.

Dec 212016

Confusion about pronouns and antecedents will be feminism’s enduring legacy.

Dec 132016

Bad manners can put someone off once; it takes perfect manners to put him off for good.

Dec 092016

A side effect of prolonged silent meditation is being unable to shut up about it afterward.

Nov 222016

We can almost forgive the genius for being sane, but not for being happy.

Oct 062016

Having life too easy dissipates more promise in America than having it too hard.