Jul 182017
 

Men want most to be useful, but will settle, if thwarted, for destructive.

Jul 172017
 

Power reveals; and absolute power reveals absolutely.

Jul 142017
 

Having got this world for free, we expect to pay dearly for the next.

Jul 132017
 

Everyone says what he would never do, and no one knows it.

Jul 122017
 

Flawlessness is a trivial quality in a work of art.

Jul 112017
 

Most write to make themselves heard; I write to shut others up.

Jul 102017
 

Fiction is more confining than history, for fiction must be plausible, while history need only be real.

Jul 072017
 

Problem, n.  In mathematics: A problem. In social science: A state of affairs with which one is unhappy.

Jul 062017
 

The end of civilization will likely not be preceded by general alarm over civilization’s impending end.

Jul 052017
 

Problematic, against all odds, has become a useful word, as a sign to stop reading.