Mar 132013

Reading an author’s work for his life is like digging up a garden for manure.

Mar 122013

A new law is passed. We do not read it; would not understand it if we read it; could not foresee its consequences if we understood it; yet hold an unalterable opinion of its merits.

Mar 112013

Nothing is more exasperating than being lied to when both of you know and neither will admit it; yet this goes on all the time.

Mar 082013

Our awareness of what we deserve, but lack, is surpassed only by our blindness to what we have, but do not deserve.

Mar 072013

Diseases have fashions, but hypochondria is always in style.

Mar 062013

As I interpret Genesis, the original sin is ennui.

Mar 042013

It is a peculiar hell, this world in which everyone is always ready for his close-up.

Mar 012013

Science progresses by funeral, engineering by disaster.