Our ancestors believed in ghosts of people; we believe in multiple regression — ghosts of causes.
Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.
“It was a culture,” the historian will write a century from now, “that found it necessary to invent the word ‘unironically.'”
The metaphor always outlives the argument.
Belief in karma is the coward’s revenge.
Who will psychoanalyze the psychologists, deconstruct the deconstructionists, decode the signals of the signaling theorists, unmask the unmaskers?
Christians enjoy having God watch them but positively relish having Him watch you.
In a friend it is easier to tolerate bad character than bad taste.
We enslave ourselves to stories.
Taste is quality divided by expense.
It is a sort of blessing, if you have no talent, to have no taste.