Apr 182013

The people are flattered more obsequiously than the monarch ever was.

Apr 172013

More is lost in translation from thought to page than from one language to another.

Apr 162013

The Jewish kid who spray-paints a swastika on the synagogue to make the local TV news — this is the guiding metaphor for our time.

Apr 152013

Bad to take obscurity for profundity: worse to take clarity for shallowness.

Apr 122013

Beautiful women become bored with hearing that they are beautiful because it is the only truth they are ever told.

Apr 112013

No one hates or envies insincerely.

Apr 082013

Profundities are often equivocations — trivially true in one sense, obviously false in another, and deep and subtle only if you do not choose.