Being – Page 31 – Everything

Being

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

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.

Apr 102014
 

Humanity has progressed vastly with how, less with what, and not at all with why.

Apr 032014
 

The basest viciousness usually wraps itself in a hygienic metaphor.

Mar 312014
 

Only after he has exhausted his other resources does the boy begin to torture insects, or the ruler his subjects.

Mar 282014
 

Moral progress is only economic progress: men in the mass have the ethics they can afford.