May 102013

Now that the symptoms of genius have been thoroughly advertised, one sees a great deal more of the symptoms.

May 092013

Some men, like Balzac’s Goriot, are made of money, and when it ends so do they.

May 072013

Small men flee from a generalization like small animals from a sudden noise — it might not mean danger, but why take a chance?

May 062013

Print overawes the illiterate just as machinery overawes the savage.

May 032013

Nothing so distresses the disciple as the master changing his mind.

May 022013

Spouses never quite forgive each other their existence before they met.

May 012013

Many privileges are granted on the implied condition that they will not be exercised.

Apr 302013

The stupid delude themselves that anything is possible; the clever, that whatever they cannot do cannot be done.

Apr 292013

The author who displays his library is like the suspect who leads police to the scene of the crime.