Being

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

Dec 232014
 

The dream of escaping oneself can be realized, in part, by escaping other people’s ideas of oneself.

Dec 182014
 

There’s not much point in age without wisdom, or youth without folly.

Dec 052014
 

All special snowflakes look exactly alike without a microscope.

Nov 192014
 

The first trick every utterly unreasonable person masters is a calm and reasonable appearance.

Oct 272014
 

If suffering ennobles, does joy degrade?

Oct 062014
 

People with little that they want to do find a lot that they have to do.

Sep 122014
 

Attention begets all virtue, distraction all vice.

Sep 102014
 

Carelessness is a mild form of malice.

Sep 082014
 

You attenuate your strengths by too assiduously correcting your defects.