In life, unlike fiction, characters do not disappear when their usefulness has reached an end.
That warm, fuzzy feeling when you know you have done right? Nothing is to be trusted less.
When we praise a man for having the courage of his convictions we mean that his convictions are foolish.
A country can vote itself into a lot more trouble than it can vote itself out of.
The pretense that empty and prolix speeches are noble, that pedestrian performances are scintillating, that crude and mawkish poetry is stirring and profound — this celebration of kitsch is the most degrading aspect of official public spectacle.
“Artisanal” is a word to dignify the menial labor that is all that most of the workforce can manage; we will need more such words.
Few actions scale more effectively than help. You will likely do a little harm when you try to help one person, and almost surely do a lot when you try to help a great many.
In hell the default setting is always On.
Reason, n. 1. A technique for justifying conclusions contrary to common sense. 2. Common sense. Obs.
Taste not, want not.