Being – Page 30 – Everything


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

Aug 122014

Men will never be as good at being men as cats are at being cats.

Jul 282014

Life has heuristics: only games have rules.

Jul 162014

One is human insofar as one is difficult to model.

Jul 152014

Life may be sacred, but try telling Life that.

Jul 072014

The ordinary idea of goodness is so passive that it lacks its own verb: one sins, but never saints.

Jun 182014

What you lose with age is not so much capacities as the illusion that you ever had them.

Jun 092014

There is always a ceiling, and never a floor.

May 012014

We wish, not to be understood, but to be misunderstood exactly as we misunderstand ourselves.

Apr 282014

We say of indelible characters from life that they could be fictional; and from books, that they could be real.

Apr 232014

Boredom is often fatal, though it never appears on the coroner’s report.