Some feel a small secret joy when breaking a rule, others when following one.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Bad behavior is caused by the desire to behave badly.
That we live in a simulation no one doubts. The only point at issue is whose.
Agency — use it or lose it.
An urge becomes irresistible by not being resisted.
The characteristic maladies of our age are adult infantilism and childhood senescence.
One World: No Exit.
The desire for uniformity, the unappeasable hostility to whatever is better than or merely different from oneself, has marched under many names: diversity is only the most recent.
We defeat ourselves not with scarcity but surfeit: too much food, too much data, too much leisure, and far, far too much art.
The most ardent patriots are not natives, and the most towering snobs are not aristocrats.