Sep 302016
 

You say you could never be bored or unhappy with some other person’s life, and yet how different it would be, if it were yours.

Sep 292016
 

I can skip the one book I must read if I read only one book this year, having read more than one book this year.

Sep 282016
 

The novel often triumphs as a lived experience and always fails as a recollected one.

Sep 272016
 

The thirst for equality can be slaked only by the acquisition of superiority.

Sep 262016
 

Mediocrities persist in treating geniuses as different. In fact they are only better, which is far more insulting.

Sep 232016
 

You never violate your principles: you only discover that they are not what you thought they were.

Sep 222016
 

When a philosopher says that you have denied the metaphysical nature of something he means that you have explained it.

Sep 212016
 

Less likely that it is complicated than that you are simple.

Sep 202016
 

Parents, and governments, pursue order, not justice.

Sep 192016
 

Stupid people, inconveniently, are often right.