Everything – Page 20 – A book of aphorisms
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.

Apr 292022
 

The ability to devise a good story has nothing in common with the ability to write tolerable prose.

Apr 282022
 

“Who would do something that stupid?” This is the Inanity Defense, and it should never be believed.