Everything – Page 8 – A book of aphorisms
Jul 022021
 

If you rebel against the powers that be, and win, assuming power, it is necessary, to continue your program of rebellion, to pretend to remain out of power; and this is in fact what we observe.

Jul 012021
 

When you find a man to admire, look immediately for sordid particulars of his life and opinions, lest you be tempted to admire him further.

Jun 292021
 

There’s no point in having opinions unless at least a few of them are indefensible.

Jun 252021
 

Every place becomes less attractive when it stops excluding the riff-raff, and in a democracy not excluding the riff-raff is a bedrock principle.

Jun 242021
 

Most laws, and indeed most rules, exist to remind you who’s in charge.

Jun 222021
 

Having It All — in which the first word represents desultory acquisition, the second conformity, and the third inability to choose.

Jun 212021
 

The more that is shown, the less that is suggested; and to show everything, suggesting nothing, is pornography, regardless of the subject.