Progress, n. The gradually increasing belief in the stupidity of one’s ancestors.
Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.
The personal is rarely political, but the political is nearly always personal.
Irreverence, n. The state or quality of not knowing what one reveres.
To yearn for celebrity is to envy the animals when visiting the zoo.
Mankind has outgrown religion: our reasons for burning heretics are now entirely secular.
The illusion of wealth comes cheap; the illusion of taste costs a fortune.
Whether the world is a certain way is one question, and whether one should act as if it is that way is another.
Good manners consists in asking quiet people why they won’t talk and not asking noisy ones why they won’t shut up.
Artistic temperament without artistic talent is the last great infectious plague.
Truth’s not Beauty, but it’s interesting.