Apr 012013

We laugh at novels in which the weather tracks the moods of the characters, yet our own moods mostly track the weather.

Mar 292013

Everyone is vain about his choice of what not to be vain about.

Mar 282013

The most grievous insult is the affected modesty of the truly accomplished.

Mar 272013

Code is poetry, which says nothing about code, but poetry is also code, which says a lot about poetry.

Mar 262013

Computers will never be intelligent because humans define intelligence as whatever they do better than computers.

Mar 252013

Do what you love, provided it is useful and remunerative. Otherwise do something else.

Mar 222013

The honeymoon ends with the first sigh.

Mar 212013

Only intellectuals confuse what they know with what they can articulate.

Mar 202013

An excellent book could be written consisting entirely of synopses of books that ought to be written.

Mar 192013

There is a level of fame where it is no longer necessary to be interesting, and a higher level where it is no longer possible.