Everything – Page 13 – A book of aphorisms
Jul 302021
 

To live is to close one’s options.

Jul 292021
 

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.

Jul 282021
 

Nothing public can be conversation, and soon everything will be public.

Jul 222021
 

One never sees extremely powerful men decide, in midlife, that they have accumulated enough power, and devote the rest of their years to giving it away.

Jul 212021
 

The ideal aristocrat resembles the dogs of which he is so fond — steadfast, loyal, wedded to tradition, and just a bit thick.