Being – Page 6 – Everything


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

Dec 232020

Eyes glazing over is two metaphors in one: the faraway look for what one cannot understand differs from the thin film for what one does not want to hear.

Dec 182020

To alleviate boredom men will do literally anything.

Dec 172020

We first have nothing but time, then everything but time, then nothing but time, then time’s up.

Dec 152020

Nearly all great movies adhere quite rigidly to the conventions of a genre, nearly all movies that try not to do so are disasters, and so it is with lives.

Dec 042020

Once in a while evil triumphs because good men do nothing, but usually because they meddle in what is none of their damn business.

Nov 172020

We try to convince ourselves that villains are unhappy: it should be enough to know that they are bad.

Nov 102020

Friends accumulate, like unmatched socks; enemies are chosen advisedly.

Nov 022020

Your self does not lie in what you love, still less in what you hate; or what you think, still less in what you feel: it lies in what you say and do and nothing more.

Oct 292020

Many people are so bored and unhappy that they welcome a personal disaster, as a change, and especially a social disaster, as a change in which others will suffer as well.

Oct 162020

True friends have seen the best in you, and put up with you anyway.