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You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.

Apr 292021

Hatred, at a very high pitch, becomes a difference not of degree but of kind — a second order, where one hates not just the object but anyone who likes it.

Apr 232021

Never tell a man he’s funny: the idea, once implanted, is impossible, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, to dislodge.

Apr 022021

To prefer the strange to the familiar, the far to the near, is in an adolescent a pretentious and mildly endearing tic; in an adult, a disease.

Mar 182021

There would be less loose talk if the messenger were shot more often.

Mar 152021

Humanity is forever in the grip of various mass hysterias, like little puddles of mimetic polyalloy, which occasionally gather themselves together, and then you have Terminator 2.

Mar 102021

What is praise for the living but the wistful hope that someday, somehow, it will be requited?

Mar 082021

Humanity will extinguish itself not by suicide, which is too dignified, but by accident, a household mishap like swallowing paint thinner, on a planetary scale.

Mar 052021

Inequality is the one unforgivable heresy, and all the conventional pieties conspire to disguise its existence.