The Jewish kid who spray-paints a swastika on the synagogue to make the local TV news — this is the guiding metaphor for our time.
You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.
There is a level of fame where it is no longer necessary to be interesting, and a higher level where it is no longer possible.
Diseases have fashions, but hypochondria is always in style.
Whatever is unnecessary is pernicious.
We cry wolf and then the world ends.
It’s easy to get away with murder, except the one you want to commit.
Youth is lost like money — gradually, then suddenly.
A leading cause of insanity in America is the prospect of appearing on television.
Civilization is the set of conditions that make it possible to delay gratification indefinitely.
The provocateur is the most fortunate of men: he receives all credit for his wisdom and no blame for his folly.