The purpose of writing is to assemble a zombie army.
Peer review is a cargo cult.
Pure poetry, n. A polite term for an especially execrable piece of prose.
Those who profess indifference to what others think ought to advertise it less.
The old cling most desperately to life — not from belated philosophic recognition of its splendors, or fear of death, but from habit.
American cities are dotted by hulks of jagged, rusting metal, abandoned, seemingly without function, surrounded by endless expanses of concrete. This is the public sculpture.
To be represented is the smallest aspiration.
If you can convince a man to believe nothing, you can convince him to believe anything.
Progressive mores, which in the name of equality must be preached to and adopted by all, are mildly toxic to about a tenth of the population, crippling to two-thirds, and potentially fatal to the rest. For a few grifters they make a lucrative career.
The lower the latitude, the greater the lassitude.