The complacent success begins as a resentful failure.
We preach for our politics, and for our religion, but preachers for art are known as “critics” and justly regarded as an alien species.
Superlatives have driven out comparatives, as bad money drives out good.
In the end, lies may be no match for truth, but no one knows, and the end is far, far away.
Things are not always what they seem, but that’s the way to bet.
Heidegger was not a bad philosopher because he became a Nazi. But he may have become a Nazi because he was a bad philosopher.
The East, the West, the classical and Christian, the medieval and modern, the peasantry, the proletariat, the bourgeoisie, the 18th, 19th, 20th century — what intellectual malfeasance shelters under the definite article!
The more you hope a story is true, the likelier it is to be false.
A theory of mind must account for the existence of theories of mind.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, not because it is subjective, but because it must be noticed.