Apr 032013

In fiction murderers and thieves often elicit the reader’s sympathy and understanding; snobs and ingrates elicit only his contempt.

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.