Ordinary men can do abominable things, abominable men can do magnificent things, and whatever you think you know about a man it’s not enough.
Utter dissociation of thought and action is normal; for its opposite we reserve special terms, like saint, or fanatic, or fool.
The critic’s indispensable service is not to praise greatness, which makes its own way in the world, but to refrain from praising mediocrity, which requires his assistance.
The neuroses of the village can now be disseminated with the speed and efficiency of an advanced civilization.
All authors dream of a posthumous reputation, none of posthumous sales.
It is natural, if you believe that speech is violence, to believe that violence is speech.
Anti-Semitism is marvelously economical; you can hate communism, globalism, the academy, television, international finance, journalism, and Hollywood, all at the same time.
Only moderns, criminals, and small children regard a desire for something as a sign that they ought to have it.
Occam’s Razor accounts not for the world’s simplicity, but for our own.
The best defense against insanity is hypocrisy.