Being – Page 20 – Everything


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

Apr 112019

When a bad thing happens in the world, it is vanishingly unlikely to be any of your business.

Apr 042019

An expert torturer always reminds you that it’s for your own good, and hurts him more than you.

Mar 182019

Not everything is as dumb as it looks, but that’s the way to bet.

Feb 202019

Blessed are the literal, exasperating yet indispensable.

Feb 012019

The old cling most desperately to life — not from belated philosophic recognition of its splendors, or fear of death, but from habit.

Jan 142019

There is a time in everyone’s life in which he is a silly ass. If you don’t know when it was, it’s now.

Dec 282018

What a man does is remembered when the ironic, detached attitude with which he does it has long been forgotten.

Dec 262018

Don’t make big plans at small hours.

Dec 102018

The best recipient for your advice, your former self, is unfortunately in no position to take it.