Getting

You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
–Johnson

Oct 072019
 

What you get is, to a first approximation, what you want.

Sep 182019
 

If no man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money, then world literature is almost entirely the province of blockheads.

Aug 132019
 

It is crime, of all fields, that most attracts the woefully underqualified.

Jul 242019
 

To learn the status of an identity, count how many people fake it.

Mar 272019
 

It is expensive to be poor, and wildly expensive to be stupid.

Mar 112019
 

Rich societies produce leisure sufficient for folly, and democratic societies make this everybody’s problem.

Feb 212019
 

The market may not be smarter than everyone — just everyone I know.

Jan 022019
 

Consumer capitalism isn’t soulless, quite the contrary: it provides consumers with the option of outsourcing their souls.