Nov 082012

When someone says that an argument has been discredited he means only that it has gone out of style.

Nov 062012

Fiction is like sugar — healthful when scarce, toxic in the great gobs in which we actually ingest it.

Nov 052012

The practicing capitalist is a capitalist; the practicing anarchist is a terrorist; the practicing socialist is a thief.

Oct 312012

One’s writing should be as clear as the subject allows, but no clearer.

Oct 292012

Money doesn’t solve problems, it dissolves them.

Oct 262012

The self-justifying utterances of murderers, thieves, cowards, blowhards, and madmen all enter the quote books under Shakespeare.