Everything – Page 279 – A book of aphorisms
Mar 252013

Do what you love, provided it is useful and remunerative. Otherwise do something else.

Mar 222013

The honeymoon ends with the first sigh.

Mar 212013

Only intellectuals confuse what they know with what they can articulate.

Mar 202013

An excellent book could be written consisting entirely of synopses of books that ought to be written.

Mar 192013

There is a level of fame where it is no longer necessary to be interesting, and a higher level where it is no longer possible.

Mar 182013

We lie first about money, then about art; sex runs a distant third.

Mar 152013

Beware of any discipline that creates its own subject matter.

Mar 142013

Critics resent artists, but not half as much as artists resent critics.

Mar 132013

Reading an author’s work for his life is like digging up a garden for manure.

Mar 122013

A new law is passed. We do not read it; would not understand it if we read it; could not foresee its consequences if we understood it; yet hold an unalterable opinion of its merits.