It is more common to talk well than to listen well, and to write well than to read well.
We have been taught to find ourselves, to lose ourselves, to love ourselves, respect ourselves, forgive ourselves: only our selves are lacking.
When you destroy a large tribe you produce a lot of smaller ones.
People will swallow just about any story. Only when it’s not a story do we refuse to swallow it.
It is to what we now call manic phases that we owe a great part of the imperishable works of human civilization.
It is a mild defect of computers that they imitate humans imperfectly, and a grave defect of humans that they cannot imitate computers at all.
The cure for being in thrall to one bad idea, the reasonable moderate constantly assures us, is to be in thrall to several.
The nostalgia is not for poverty but for the social bonds that poverty demands and cements.
It would not be possible for school to make us as stupid as it does without our native gifts.
The capitalists will sell the communists the rope with which they will jointly hang the remaining holdouts against our glorious corpo-progressive future.