Everything – Page 8 – A book of aphorisms
Mar 182021
 

There would be less loose talk if the messenger were shot more often.

Mar 172021
 

Unrequited love drives men to suicide, and unrequited hate drives them to murder.

Mar 162021
 

Everyone is secretly pleased to be charged with elitism, and when the charge is denied it is with the aim of confirming its justice.

Mar 152021
 

Humanity is forever in the grip of various mass hysterias, like little puddles of mimetic polyalloy, which occasionally gather themselves together, and then you have Terminator 2.

Mar 122021
 

The difference between English and American governance is that everyone knows the Queen is a figurehead.

Mar 112021
 

Law of Insufficient Time: It’s always later than you think, even after accounting for the Law of Insufficient Time.

Mar 102021
 

What is praise for the living but the wistful hope that someday, somehow, it will be requited?

Mar 092021
 

There will always be witches, because there will always be witch-hunters to supply them.

Mar 082021
 

Humanity will extinguish itself not by suicide, which is too dignified, but by accident, a household mishap like swallowing paint thinner, on a planetary scale.

Mar 052021
 

Inequality is the one unforgivable heresy, and all the conventional pieties conspire to disguise its existence.