Everything – Page 291 – A book of aphorisms
Nov 162012

Indolence wears many subtle disguises; sometimes it appears as fastidious disgust for the second-rate.

Nov 152012

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” would be a more telling argument if everything were not, in fact, broke.

Nov 142012

Arguments from authority are rarely made by authorities.

Nov 132012

Sometimes one lies to avoid the appearance of lying.

Nov 122012

Beneath our surface of deceit and pretense lies a core of pretense and deceit.

Nov 092012

Trophy wives also have trophy husbands.

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.