It is possible, indeed necessary, to be both disgusted and amused.
The state does not require or even seek your approval, only your acquiescence.
Few of the useful idiots I have known have been any use to me.
We affect to despise ignorant bigotry, when it is knowledgeable, highly cultivated bigotry that we really find objectionable.
There is a great deal of ruin in a nation, and eventually it finds out how much.
It is a landmark in a writer’s career when he first finds his work put to purposes of which he does not approve.
The punishment for a hit is to watch your aging audience stifle their boredom while they wait for you to play it, at every show, until you quit or die.
The micromanager constantly remarks his hatred of micromanaging, as if he were driven to it, as a last resort, by the sheer fecklessness of his underlings.
Sports are dead, and so is the water cooler to congregate by to discuss them.
In less than two centuries communism has established itself as the apex predator on civilization, a killing machine: one admires it as one admires a hardy but lethal virus, or the great white shark.