Money declares our trust in God, Who has observed our trust in money.
Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.
I regret less the great works that have been irretrievably lost than the mediocre ones that have been irrevocably preserved.
Religion attenuates as crime is punished.
The movies compress everything, except sex and violence.
Simplicity over complexity, history over fiction — the old regard these as aesthetic judgments; in fact they are mnemonic aids.
Humor used to be funny.
There are perfect works of art, and great works of art, but no great work of art is perfect.
An actor should be vulgar and insignificant off the stage: we prefer him as someone else.
Where there are no constraints there can be no art.
Guilty pleasure: Something you are afraid your inferiors might like.