Most of what we are told is better than nothing is in fact far worse.
We admire success, and deplore most of the qualities and behavior that produce it.
All popular conceptions of genius are meticulously constructed to flatter mediocrity.
The crank cannot be refuted, only dismissed.
History is best read with a grand theory in mind. It will surely be false, but facts and incidents will cling to it like lint.
Consensus, n. Huddling for warmth.
The dots are mostly real, the connections mostly imagined.
Today we publish all of our thoughts, except the interesting ones.
It is when they swear to pay the money back that you can kiss it goodbye.
America has allowed countless uneducated and unskilled people to become uneducated and unskilled people who have gone to college.