Being

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

Feb 122020
 

The best way to die is all at once.

Feb 102020
 

People used to say, not long ago, that they didn’t want to be labeled. It seems so quaint.

Feb 062020
 

Identity is a checklist. If you check certain boxes you will be expected to check others, and individuality is demonstrated by checking a few boxes from the wrong column.

Jan 242020
 

Ordinary men can do abominable things, abominable men can do magnificent things, and whatever you think you know about a man it’s not enough.

Jan 232020
 

Utter dissociation of thought and action is normal; for its opposite we reserve special terms, like saint, or fanatic, or fool.

Jan 132020
 

The best defense against insanity is hypocrisy.

Jan 082020
 

There’s no shame in being wrong, only in not paying for it.

Jan 032020
 

Envy wants to see its object diminished, but would prefer not to do the work itself.

Jan 022020
 

A fierce and irresolvable conflict rages in the human heart between the desire to kill your enemies and the desire to keep them alive for a while so you can take more of their stuff.