Selflessness needs constant vigilance, which takes the form of self-scrutiny, self-flagellation, self with every meal, in every bath.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Doubt the tale while you live it, lest you fall
Victim to its retrospective pall.
When we are exhorted to be practical, realistic, or grown-up, it is always in service of something hideous.
You can have a new experience by attending to a familiar one.
The only people fit for company can do without it.
The cheerful impose on the cheerless at least as much as the other way around.
The parsimonious explanation for why you feel like a fraud is that you are one.
The secret to extreme longevity is spite.
We take so much trouble to placate our enemies and so little to please our friends.
The slighter the offense, the louder the complaint.