Self-Loving

We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. If we don’t blow them, who will?
—DeWitt

Nov 052015
 

Few who profess to ignore what others think extend the policy to praise: they fast by gorging on dessert.

Oct 282015
 

Therapy encourages the patient to think and talk about himself — which is what induced him to seek therapy.

Oct 132015
 

We say that we don’t understand, not humbly, but petulantly, to fault the speaker for pretension, or obscurity, or knowledge of the subject.

Oct 052015
 

Sometimes we laugh because it’s funny, sometimes to be polite or to be rude; but usually to show that we understand the joke.

Sep 072015
 

Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, and Sanctimony.

Jul 292015
 

Some are stingier with praise out of high principle than any are, out of avarice, with money.

Jun 252015
 

Some accept praise reluctantly, as if not quite able to believe that others can discern their subtle yet profound merit.

Mar 172015
 

It is only out of politeness that most writers cite someone else as their favorite author.

Mar 062015
 

We reserve our warmest admiration, not for what is utterly beyond us, but for what we secretly believe we might have done ourselves on our very best day.