We are to the immense wealth that swaddles us and the conditions that produced it as a fish to water — scarcely aware of it and shortly dead without it.
Technology makes all our dreams come true, nightmares included.
A country can vote itself into a lot more trouble than it can vote itself out of.
True believers make the best publicists, and they work cheap.
If you want power, fame is a liability.
To live is to close one’s options.
The pretense that empty and prolix speeches are noble, that pedestrian performances are scintillating, that crude and mawkish poetry is stirring and profound — this celebration of kitsch is the most degrading aspect of official public spectacle.
Nothing public can be conversation, and soon everything will be public.
You have to spend money to lose money.
Reading great authors improves your writing by making you desperately unhappy with it.