Free speech means, more technically, that the value of any given utterance asymptotically approaches zero.
Liars love to be lied to: indeed they insist on it.
Civilizations expire, unnoticed, in a rabble of compilers, curators, connoisseurs, encyclopedists, mashers-up, aficionados.
Any idiot can have a good idea; it takes a genius to recognize one.
Nobody writes for the love of it. At best you write because it is less painful than not writing.
Worship of youth ends in contempt for age.
People who back their wheelchairs into you never apologize. Such is the insouciance of the officially oppressed.
Poetry translations ought to have their credits reversed — poems by [translator], after [original poet].
A scandal is only a story that you already know.
You don’t like your friends, necessarily: you like knowing them.