Dec 272019

We have become too cool for deontology, yet remain too stupid for consequentialism.

Dec 262019

The idea that art should relate to the audience is exactly backwards.

Dec 242019

It is a terrible shock to learn how much less the world thinks of you than you think of yourself, and no one ever truly recovers.

Dec 232019

Intellectuals have to do a lot of hate-reading.

Dec 202019

To silence a disciple, steer him to a subject on which his master has not opined.

Dec 192019

I find, with age, more and more people of whom I approve in theory but not in practice.

Dec 182019

Reasoning to broad, correct conclusions is like beating the market: it happens, but not to you.

Dec 172019

We say that it can’t be true when we mean that it mustn’t.

Dec 162019

More education, touted by all sides as the solution for every conceivable social problem, has yet to fix a single one, though it has created a few.