Everything – Page 3 – A book of aphorisms
Mar 162021
 

Everyone is secretly pleased to be charged with elitism, and when the charge is denied it is with the aim of confirming its justice.

Mar 152021
 

Humanity is forever in the grip of various mass hysterias, like little puddles of mimetic polyalloy, which occasionally gather themselves together, and then you have Terminator 2.

Mar 122021
 

The difference between English and American governance is that everyone knows the Queen is a figurehead.

Mar 112021
 

Law of Insufficient Time: It’s always later than you think, even after accounting for the Law of Insufficient Time.

Mar 102021
 

What is praise for the living but the wistful hope that someday, somehow, it will be requited?

Mar 092021
 

There will always be witches, because there will always be witch-hunters to supply them.

Mar 082021
 

Humanity will extinguish itself not by suicide, which is too dignified, but by accident, a household mishap like swallowing paint thinner, on a planetary scale.

Mar 052021
 

Inequality is the one unforgivable heresy, and all the conventional pieties conspire to disguise its existence.

Mar 042021
 

Some men feed on opprobrium: the scorn of the crowd assures them of their own unbending integrity.

Mar 032021
 

The illusion it affords of objectivity is conversion’s great appeal: the convert, though once a fanatic, has learned his lesson, and today’s belief is informed exclusively by a sober consideration of its merits.