Jun 192013

The less you are contradicted, the stupider you become. The more powerful you become, the less you are contradicted.

Jun 142013

Primitives and children often have crude taste, but only civilized adults have bad taste.

Jun 132013

The greater good is evil: the larger truth is a lie.

Jun 122013

The past, like a mirror, is best gazed into from a middle distance; you can see nothing close up or far away.

Jun 102013

When a woman tells a man she’s married, she means she doesn’t want to sleep with him; when a man tells a woman he’s married, he means he’s heterosexual.

Jun 072013

One idea suffices — for a book, for an essay, for an aphorism.

Jun 062013

We praise in others what we wish to have noticed in ourselves.