There is almost nothing that being prefaced with “social” cannot spoil.
If everyone were morally gray, there would remain the question of shade.
In our zeal to justify our opinions we neglect to justify having them at all.
Poetry is language at its limit, as math is logic at its limit; and poetry anxiety, like math anxiety, is only the realization that comprehension requires effort, and the fear that even then it may never arrive.
The Fundamental Law of Fashion states that what becomes popular must be abandoned: thus the government and press must be trusted, now that everyone distrusts them.
Adults who wish to remain children don’t have them.
Bad writers try to start discussions, good writers try to end them.
The poor often have money, just not for long.
The minor benefit of exercise is that it improves your health; the major one is that it improves your looks.
“How can you say that such-and-such is against X, when X is right there in its name?” This argument owes its extraordinary popularity to its utility as a trial balloon: people who swallow it will swallow anything.