Being – Page 27 – Everything

Being

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

Jan 262016
 

Selflessness needs constant vigilance, which takes the form of self-scrutiny, self-flagellation, self with every meal, in every bath.

Jan 142016
 

Doubt the tale while you live it, lest you fall
Victim to its retrospective pall.

Jan 062016
 

When we are exhorted to be practical, realistic, or grown-up, it is always in service of something hideous.

Jan 012016
 

You can have a new experience by attending to a familiar one.

Dec 232015
 

The only people fit for company can do without it.

Dec 222015
 

The cheerful impose on the cheerless at least as much as the other way around.

Dec 162015
 

The parsimonious explanation for why you feel like a fraud is that you are one.

Dec 012015
 

The secret to extreme longevity is spite.

Nov 272015
 

We take so much trouble to placate our enemies and so little to please our friends.