Jul 032013

Once you see human interaction as a contest to signal mating fitness, you never see it as anything else.

Jul 022013

A pseudo-science colonizes other disciplines; a real one sticks to its last.

Jul 012013

Elision is the mother of decision.

Jun 282013

As sympathy broadens, it also shallows.

Jun 272013

A grudging willingness to admit error does not suffice; you have to cultivate a taste for it.

Jun 262013

The great American creeps are Poe and Whitman, and the great American bores are Emerson and Hemingway.

Jun 252013

First you do not write what you think, then you do not say what you think, and finally you do not think what you think.

Jun 242013

There is no book everyone should read, no music everyone should hear, no movie everyone should watch.

Jun 212013

Dark motives lurk where independent beliefs cluster.