Seeming – Everything

Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Nov 292021
 

Lower pleasures are never quite as sharp the second time: they depend on surprise.

Nov 122021
 

You can’t convince people that ugliness is beautiful. You can, however, convince them that it is bold, inspiring, visionary, unique, searching, thought-provoking, evocative, and unconventional.

Sep 222021
 

Now and then a readable novel is written that takes its author as its subject; we call these autobiographies.

Sep 152021
 

Love-conquers-all is the dullest story in the world. In most of the interesting stories love conquers nothing whatever.

Aug 312021
 

Nice manners are a minor virtue rarely found in people with major ones.

Aug 192021
 

The praise of reviewers tends to be bland and uninformative, with exceptions. One can be certain that an actor’s “riveting” performance was far worse than usual, and that a “lyrical” novel will be unreadable.