Everything – Page 4 – A book of aphorisms
Jun 282022
 

A time-honored tactic of the schoolyard bully, after he has ground your face into the dirt, is to release you on the condition that you mouth some humiliating absurdity. He does not want to convince you of its truth; he wants to see what you will swallow.

Jun 242022
 

You can star in the movie of your life, or live it.

Jun 222022
 

Do not be the sort of person who, if he did not exist, would have to be invented.

Jun 202022
 

A quest for the exotic is always rooted in contempt for the familiar.

Jun 172022
 

Rules are made to be selectively enforced.

Jun 162022
 

Of all discourse, only debate binds its participants, by rule and in advance, to a position that they must defend throughout. It is the formal expression of our worst tendencies.

Jun 152022
 

The psychologists tell us that what we possess we hold too dear — except our inherited civilization, which we are ever eager to part with on the cheap.