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Being

Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
—Cunningham

Jun 032021
 

Never let Possibly Better be the enemy of Perfectly Adequate.

May 132021
 

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.

May 032021
 

We have won, at long last, the means and opportunity to make ourselves over completely, according to our own desires — and look around.

Apr 072021
 

Humans always segregate — on their most observable characteristics, when left to themselves; when interfered with, on characteristics less observable.

Apr 062021
 

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.

Mar 192021
 

Fame is wasted on the famous.

Mar 172021
 

Unrequited love drives men to suicide, and unrequited hate drives them to murder.

Feb 242021
 

Our politics is what we call the violence we wish to visit on our fellows and lack the strength and courage to undertake personally: a neatly-bound, clearly-labeled package of all our worst impulses.

Feb 092021
 

The good are not holy, and the holy are not good.