Metrics work, as long as no one knows what they are.
To be on the wrong side of history is sometimes fatal; to be in its way always is.
We are exhorted to show regard for future generations, in books that they will have to sort through and throw away.
Haters gonna have a point now and then.
It’s a lot less fun to pursue power, wealth, and status if you can’t use them to get women.
A lifetime of reading novels will teach you how to feel superior to a world in which you are no use.
Conventional morality is mostly dysgenic.
Grisham’s Law: Bad books drive out good.
Mankind has outgrown religion: our reasons for burning heretics are now entirely secular.
The illusion of wealth comes cheap; the illusion of taste costs a fortune.