The idea that art should relate to the audience is exactly backwards.
There are no noble lies, but useful myths abound.
It is a terrible shock to learn how much less the world thinks of you than you think of yourself, and no one ever truly recovers.
Intellectuals have to do a lot of hate-reading.
To silence a disciple, steer him to a subject on which his master has not opined.
I find, with age, more and more people of whom I approve in theory but not in practice.
Reasoning to broad, correct conclusions is like beating the market: it happens, but not to you.
We say that it can’t be true when we mean that it mustn’t.
More education, touted by all sides as the solution for every conceivable social problem, has yet to fix a single one, though it has created a few.
Never before in history has oppression been so subtle.