Dec 252012

We call past ages unhappy with no better warrant than that we suppose we would have been unhappy in them.

Dec 242012

Youth is lost like money — gradually, then suddenly.

Dec 212012

Our collective delusion that we can fix most problems is another problem we can’t fix.

Dec 202012

In 1870 Henry Adams wrote that everything was respectable, and nothing amusing. Today everything is amusing, and nothing respectable.

Dec 172012

A leading cause of insanity in America is the prospect of appearing on television.

Dec 132012

We pay too little regard to surfaces and too much to depths.

Dec 122012

The reliable narrator is a literary convention.