There is no book everyone should read, no music everyone should hear, no movie everyone should watch.
Dark motives lurk where independent beliefs cluster.
If you must be stupid, at least be lazy.
The less you are contradicted, the stupider you become. The more powerful you become, the less you are contradicted.
No novel can contain a character more intelligent than its author.
It is rarer to know when to think than how.
Primitives and children often have crude taste, but only civilized adults have bad taste.
The greater good is evil: the larger truth is a lie.
The past, like a mirror, is best gazed into from a middle distance; you can see nothing close up or far away.
No book has ever been too short.