Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Jun 272019

Pleasure lies chiefly in anticipation and retrospection, the experience itself being necessary to ensure that neither is spoiled.

Apr 052019

It is the progressives, though they sneer at the Christians, who are most thoroughly convinced of grace by faith.

Mar 292019

Those who suffer for their art usually make you suffer for it too.

Feb 252019

Fiction: imaginary people, real problems. Sports: imaginary problems, real people.

Jan 312019

American cities are dotted by hulks of jagged, rusting metal, abandoned, seemingly without function, surrounded by endless expanses of concrete. This is the public sculpture.

Jan 112019

Musical taste ossifies early for the same reason mathematicians peak young.

Nov 302018

A savage can be a proper host: it takes civilization to be a proper guest.

Nov 082018

Good artists steal, great artists are stolen from.