Everything – Page 280 – A book of aphorisms
Apr 242013

Personality varies like men’s fashion — a quarter-inch of width in the tie or length in the cuff.

Apr 232013

The strange grows familiar, and its former strangeness becomes impossible to recover or even to fathom.

Apr 182013

The people are flattered more obsequiously than the monarch ever was.

Apr 172013

More is lost in translation from thought to page than from one language to another.

Apr 162013

The Jewish kid who spray-paints a swastika on the synagogue to make the local TV news — this is the guiding metaphor for our time.

Apr 152013

Bad to take obscurity for profundity: worse to take clarity for shallowness.

Apr 122013

Beautiful women become bored with hearing that they are beautiful because it is the only truth they are ever told.

Apr 112013

Hatred and envy are always sincere.