There is almost nothing that being prefaced with “social” cannot spoil.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
If everyone were morally gray, there would remain the question of shade.
Never let Possibly Better be the enemy of Perfectly Adequate.
It is possible, indeed necessary, to be both disgusted and amused.
The punishment for a hit is to watch your aging audience stifle their boredom while they wait for you to play it, at every show, until you quit or die.
We have won, at long last, the means and opportunity to make ourselves over completely, according to our own desires — and look around.
Humans always segregate — on their most observable characteristics, when left to themselves; when interfered with, on characteristics less observable.
Great geniuses, Emerson said, have the shortest biographies. They do not: but for most of us our personal history is all that we are and for them it is next to nothing.
Fame is wasted on the famous.
Unrequited love drives men to suicide, and unrequited hate drives them to murder.