The ideal tool for avoiding communication is language.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Joy pales beside relief.
Celebrity is the sound of the gates closing on your identity forever.
Abstinence makes the will grow firmer.
The bore is the tyrant consigned to private life.
Fortune does not favor the bold; it only encounters them more often.
One must often choose between stupid and crazy. I used to like crazy, but I am warming to stupid.
To make a man miserable don’t bother with his future, just poison his past.
The weak often want to be thought wicked, but the wicked never want to be thought weak.
The man who undertakes to rid himself of his illusions and biases can end up like an old painting, improperly cleaned.