Everything – Page 2 – A book of aphorisms
May 132022
 

A man with a fixed idea is like a small child with a secret — he tries to hide it but he cannot help himself, and before long some slight provocation will send it gushing forth.

May 122022
 

One’s former selves ought to be labeled with subscripts for the year, like isotopes with their atomic weights.

May 102022
 

The frequency of demands for citations and evidence varies inversely with the capacity to understand them. “Source?” is a verbal tic, like Tourette’s.

May 052022
 

Some feel a small secret joy when breaking a rule, others when following one.

May 032022
 

The crisis is not that the press is distrusted: the press has always been distrusted. The crisis is that this has finally dawned on the press.

May 022022
 

A civilization that values chiefly what it can measure will produce expensive ugliness, as we observe.