Writing

If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.

Sep 182019
 

If no man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money, then world literature is almost entirely the province of blockheads.

Aug 292019
 

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward plagiarism.

Aug 122019
 

Nothing is as trashy as academic discourse about trash.

Aug 092019
 

A field that uncomprehendingly imitates the methods of a more prestigious field will also imitate its style: the result being writing that not even the author understands.

Jul 042019
 

To be published in outlets of respectable opinion it is necessary to form respectable opinions.

May 312019
 

Anyone can write platitudes, and anyone can write falsehoods, but it takes an aphorist to do both at once.

May 082019
 

Censorship is the appropriate punishment for writing that the censor understands.