Everything – Page 2 – A book of aphorisms
Nov 122021
 

You can’t convince people that ugliness is beautiful. You can, however, convince them that it is bold, inspiring, visionary, unique, searching, thought-provoking, evocative, and unconventional.

Nov 102021
 

Never use five words where none will do.

Nov 092021
 

Our thoughts run in loops, which we can hope only to make as long and deeply nested as possible.

Nov 052021
 

We are apt to imagine software as scaling indefinitely, which it does not, because we think of it as a form of writing, which does.

Nov 042021
 

An idea traces its influence not from its origin, which is lost in time, but from the point when it becomes inescapable.

Nov 032021
 

Modern Westerners are, by historical standards, awash with leisure, much of which we use to complain about working all the time.

Nov 022021
 

The power of a word lies in what it suggests, not what it means.