The less use the profession, the more prizes it gives itself; perfect uselessness being, as we observe in Hollywood, a continuous awards ceremony.
Once memory has been centralized it can be destroyed.
Wisdom, to be distilled, must be acquired.
The prolific shall inherit the earth.
There are some things, like thyself, that you’re better off not knowing.
First we learn to stand and talk, and then we are taught to sit down and shut up.
The Two Laws of Pop Economics
1. What looks public-spirited is, in fact, greedy.
2. What looks greedy is, in fact, public-spirited.
Intimacy is to know someone well enough to hate him.
When you hear a proposed law or policy described as “common sense,” run for your life. Common sense doesn’t scale.
It is better to put off a task, and be thought incompetent, than complete it, and remove all doubt.