Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

May 172018
 

To yearn for celebrity is to envy the animals when visiting the zoo.

Apr 272018
 

Mankind has outgrown religion: our reasons for burning heretics are now entirely secular.

Apr 182018
 

Whether the world is a certain way is one question, and whether one should act as if it is that way is another.

Apr 062018
 

Good manners consists in asking quiet people why they won’t talk and not asking noisy ones why they won’t shut up.

Mar 132018
 

Artistic temperament without artistic talent is the last great infectious plague.

Jan 302018
 

Truth’s not Beauty, but it’s interesting.

Nov 282017
 

Civilization is not a cure for barbarism; it is a respite from barbarism, to be enjoyed while it lasts.

Nov 092017
 

Someone who understands politics is about as likely to set up as a pundit as someone who can predict the future is to set up as a psychic.

Oct 122017
 

To deify the state has a certain logic; for the state is compulsion and coercion, and these, too, are God’s usual means.