Good critics do not have good taste. They have articulate, consistent taste for which the reader can correct.
To be powerful relieves one of the obligation to be interesting.
Only the very cruellest novelists reproduce dialogue accurately.
Every historical atrocity has been committed in the name of some high principle.
If you want to keep a secret, put it in the middle of a long book.
You can have anything you want, provided it’s the only thing you want, and it’s not worth having.
On many topics it is embarrassing to have an opinion, no matter what it is.
The first rule of philosophy is to forget everything you think you know. The second is to forget everything you know.
One can be both right and ridiculous.
Who will psychoanalyze the psychologists, deconstruct the deconstructionists, decode the signals of the signaling theorists, unmask the unmaskers?