Being

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

Feb 182020
 

If you have become what you used to hate, you didn’t hate it all that much in the first place.

Feb 122020
 

The best way to die is all at once.

Feb 102020
 

People used to say, not long ago, that they didn’t want to be labeled. It seems so quaint.

Feb 062020
 

Identity is a checklist. If you check certain boxes you will be expected to check others, and individuality is demonstrated by checking a few boxes from the wrong column.

Jan 242020
 

Ordinary men can do abominable things, abominable men can do magnificent things, and whatever you think you know about a man it’s not enough.

Jan 232020
 

Utter dissociation of thought and action is normal; for its opposite we reserve special terms, like saint, or fanatic, or fool.

Jan 132020
 

The best defense against insanity is hypocrisy.

Jan 082020
 

There’s no shame in being wrong, only in not paying for it.