If the rich and accomplished were swine, they would be envied less. As it is, they are envied for being rich, accomplished, and not swine.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
One’s former selves ought to be labeled with subscripts for the year, like isotopes with their atomic weights.
The writer who does not disappoint in person has left too little of himself on the page.
Some feel a small secret joy when breaking a rule, others when following one.
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.