Mar 202013
 

An excellent book could be written consisting entirely of synopses of books that ought to be written.

Mar 192013
 

There is a level of fame where it is no longer necessary to be interesting, and a higher level where it is no longer possible.

Mar 182013
 

We lie first about money, then about art; sex runs a distant third.

Mar 152013
 

Beware of any discipline that creates its own subject matter.

Mar 142013
 

Critics resent artists, but not half as much as artists resent critics.

Mar 132013
 

Reading an author’s work for his life is like digging up a garden for manure.

Mar 122013
 

A new law is passed. We do not read it; would not understand it if we read it; could not foresee its consequences if we understood it; yet hold an unalterable opinion of its merits.

Mar 112013
 

Nothing is more exasperating than being lied to when both of you know and neither will admit it; yet this goes on all the time.

Mar 082013
 

Our awareness of what we deserve, but lack, is surpassed only by our blindness to what we have, but do not deserve.

Mar 072013
 

Diseases have fashions, but hypochondria is always in style.