You start to think there’s nothing to acting, and then you watch models try to do it.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
The Luddites smashed the looms, as we will smash the robots, less to keep their jobs than to protest the idea that they were mere machines, and mere machines could replace them.
Policy has most of the force of law and none of the inconvenience. Once assured that it is a policy, people will put up with nearly anything.
Tenure, like many privileges, is granted on the implied condition that it never be exercised.
“Mind-work” is generally more mindless than “hand-work”, and the conceit of the clerks only underlines the fact.
Every business is disposable. Every businessman understands this and almost no one else does.
If you aren’t indispensable, you’re probably useless.
One must admire psychiatry’s enterprising spirit: not content with lobotomy, electroshock, hydrotherapy, and tranquilization, it has pressed boldly forward to gender reassignment surgery on confused adolescents.
Multitasking is easy; the great trick is to do only one thing at a time.
It is simple to be a corrupt official, yet the job is frequently botched.