One must strip away the outer layers of deceit and pretense from a person to reveal the inner core of pretense and deceit.
Trophy wives also have trophy husbands.
When someone says that an argument has been discredited he means only that it has gone out of style.
Shortly before death comes nostalgia.
Fiction is like sugar — healthful when scarce, toxic in the great gobs in which we actually ingest it.
The practicing capitalist is a capitalist; the practicing anarchist is a terrorist; the practicing socialist is a thief.
Design is the residue of luck.
Get-rich-quick schemes do less harm than get-wise-quick ones.
One’s writing should be as clear as the subject allows, but no clearer.
Knowing the answer does not oblige you to raise your hand.