You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.

May 102013

Now that the symptoms of genius have been thoroughly advertised, one sees a great deal more of the symptoms.

Apr 162013

The Jewish kid who spray-paints a swastika on the synagogue to make the local TV news — this is the guiding metaphor for our time.

Mar 192013

There is a level of fame where it is no longer necessary to be interesting, and a higher level where it is no longer possible.

Mar 072013

Diseases have fashions, but hypochondria is always in style.

Feb 042013

It’s easy to get away with murder, except the one you want to commit.

Dec 242012

Youth is lost like money — gradually, then suddenly.

Dec 172012

A leading cause of insanity in America is the prospect of appearing on television.

Nov 282012

Civilization is the set of conditions that make it possible to delay gratification indefinitely.