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

Feb 102016

That truth is stranger than fiction ought to embarrass novelists considerably.

Jan 112016

Rhetoric, n.  An argument that one is unwilling to believe and unable to refute. Cf. sophistry.

Dec 302015

Aphorism is less a matter of finding wisdom than losing patience.

Dec 182015

All authors suspect, while they have no readers, that they are worthless. Then they acquire a few, and become convinced.

Dec 082015

A solitary aphorism can be perfect; a collection of them can only be intolerable.

Oct 152015

Cynics don’t write. To print one’s words, expecting others to heed or even read them, is an act of preposterous faith in human nature.