Everything – Page 80 – A book of aphorisms
Sep 082020

Humans perceive nothing as accidental, and this is no accident.

Sep 072020

Impostor syndrome, n.   The realization that you are, in fact, an impostor.

Sep 042020

If you want to know what most people’s inner lives are like, imagine the Old Testament, but starring you instead of the Jews.

Sep 032020

There is a happiness in widely-shared enforced misery that goes a long way toward explaining nostalgia for Stalinism, or broadcast television.

Aug 312020

There are reference works that ought to exist but do not, being too much trouble to assemble. The Encyclopedia of Musical Plagiarism is one, and The Historical Atlas of English Pronunciation is another.

Aug 282020

There is a surprising incuriosity about how one’s political opponents, apparently functioning humans, arrive at beliefs that will lead to the destruction of life on earth. Stupid and Evil are the popular theories of mind.

Aug 262020

It is a world of men who look like Unix system administrators, without the Unix system administration skills.