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.

Apr 152013
 

Bad to take obscurity for profundity: worse to take clarity for shallowness.

Apr 122013
 

Beautiful women become bored with hearing that they are beautiful because it is the only truth they are ever told.

Apr 112013
 

No one hates or envies insincerely.