Being – Page 29 – Everything

Being

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

Apr 142015
 

The weak often want to be thought wicked, but the wicked never want to be thought weak.

Apr 072015
 

The man who undertakes to rid himself of his illusions and biases can end up like an old painting, improperly cleaned.

Apr 062015
 

Travel appears a great luxury to those accustomed to the greater one of staying put.

Mar 162015
 

The danger of habitual silence is that when you do decide to talk, people will listen.

Mar 102015
 

You’re not weird, merely defective.

Feb 242015
 

The struggle to assimilate a new idea without disturbing the old ones is hideously physical, like becoming a werewolf.

Feb 022015
 

Nice isn’t funny, funny isn’t nice, and nice isn’t even especially nice most of the time.

Jan 262015
 

Never ascribe to malice what can be explained by stupidity, or to stupidity what can be explained by drug abuse.

Jan 232015
 

And now abideth sloth, greed, fear, these three; but the greatest of these is sloth.