Apr 292013

The author who displays his library is like the suspect who leads police to the scene of the crime.

Apr 262013

Computers more readily imitate our intelligence than our stupidity.

Apr 242013

Personality varies like men’s fashion — a quarter-inch of width in the tie or length in the cuff.

Apr 232013

The strange grows familiar, and its former strangeness becomes impossible to recover or even to fathom.

Apr 182013

The people are flattered more obsequiously than the monarch ever was.

Apr 172013

More is lost in translation from thought to page than from one language to another.

Apr 162013

The Jewish kid who spray-paints a swastika on the synagogue to make the local TV news — this is the guiding metaphor for our time.