Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Sep 142020
 

About a century ago “poet” became a polite term for half-wit, and then it was “artist”, and it will be “scientist” sooner than you think.

Jul 092020
 

First we were killed by nature, then by rulers, and finally we resorted to killing ourselves.

May 212020
 

To make an omelet you have to break a few eggs; to make a bigger one you have to break a few more; and to make an enormous, imperishable, world-historical omelet, millions of broken eggs are required.

Apr 012020
 

The man a year ahead of his time is a success, the man a decade ahead is a bankrupt, and the man a century ahead is a lunatic.

Jan 292020
 

Like Russians for Stalin, many Americans are nostalgic for a time when we all thought the same, or at least we all thought we did.