The one proven formula for a good book is to follow around someone interesting, and write down everything he says.
The product of too great a contempt for bad work is no work.
To make a grave error clearly and follow it through consistently will place a man among the greatest of philosophers.
If you wish to make a belief disappear, don’t waste your time demonstrating that it is an illusion. Demonstrate that it makes you fat.
Adaptive is not optimal.
The petty soul favors the grand gesture.
Countries are artificial: cities are natural.
Nobody knows what he’s missing.
Today’s reductio, tomorrow’s reality.
Every new power allies itself with the dispossessed, for the possessed are its competition.