Our awareness of what we deserve, but lack, is surpassed only by our blindness to what we have, but do not deserve.
Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.
As I interpret Genesis, the original sin is ennui.
Seek and ye shall find, whether or not it exists.
Bad art leads to bad restaurant service.
In 1870 Henry Adams wrote that everything was respectable, and nothing amusing. Today everything is amusing, and nothing respectable.
God is another name for epistemic modesty, which is dead.
Beneath our surface of deceit and pretense lies a core of pretense and deceit.
Shortly before death comes nostalgia.