Everything – Page 4 – A book of aphorisms
Aug 062021

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.

Aug 052021

Technology makes all our dreams come true, nightmares included.

Aug 042021

A country can vote itself into a lot more trouble than it can vote itself out of.

Jul 302021

To live is to close one’s options.

Jul 292021

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.

Jul 282021

Nothing public can be conversation, and soon everything will be public.