Disgust, though never dispositive, is always indicative, to be disregarded at one’s peril.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
“Keeping options open” is the modern declaration of perpetual adolescence: always glutted with choices and never choosing, always becoming and never being, forever studying the menu.
Eccentric behavior, like a genetic mutation, is usually deleterious, sometimes neutral, rarely beneficial, and occasionally lethal.
Youth is a terrible thing not to waste.
Ability without ambition is tragedy: ambition without ability is farce.
We often profess ourselves baffled by exceptionally bad behavior, though with a little reflection we could readily understand it. Incomprehension becomes our talisman, lest if we understood more, we might resist less.
Who will flatter you today will denounce you tomorrow.
The biggest problems are small problems, iterated indefinitely.
The cat scratches at the door the moment it closes, and is the man so very different?
The indifference of others reminds us unpleasantly of the indifference of the universe.