Everything – Page 3 – A book of aphorisms
Dec 232020
 

Eyes glazing over is two metaphors in one: the faraway look for what one cannot understand differs from the thin film for what one does not want to hear.

Dec 222020
 

Rioting and looting, though usually coupled, are distinctly different interests.

Dec 182020
 

To alleviate boredom men will do literally anything.

Dec 172020
 

We first have nothing but time, then everything but time, then nothing but time, then time’s up.

Dec 152020
 

Nearly all great movies adhere quite rigidly to the conventions of a genre, nearly all movies that try not to do so are disasters, and so it is with lives.

Dec 142020
 

Being told so much more often to Look Professional and Act Professional than Be Professional, one begins to suspect that it is in looking and acting that professionalism largely consists.

Dec 102020
 

The obscure artist awaits the verdict of posterity, unable to compete with the living, expecting to compete with the dead.