Everything – Page 250 – A book of aphorisms
Jun 132014

People praise sincerity in art because they cannot bear the idea that an artist can imitate their deepest thoughts and feelings while remaining unmoved by them.

Jun 122014

Doubt of the obvious engenders belief in the impossible.

Jun 102014

A civilization with elaborate manners is already half-dead.

Jun 092014

There is always a ceiling, and never a floor.

Jun 032014

History is made forwards and written backwards, which is the chief source of error in both the making and the writing.