To be a monster is to confine one’s rationality to a very narrow degree and then follow that line to its conclusion.
Every flaw in my character is quietly salvaged as evidence of my genius.
Censorship aims to make art less profane than the world.
“It’s three quarters of a dollar.” “Couldn’t you just say it’s three quarters.”
They call it “risk management” because that’s a less obvious contradiction than “random chance control.”
If the Internet has all the answers we suffer from a poverty of questions.
Reality is a subset of modern living. It’s something one has the option of entering when bored with fantasy.
When we say someone is out of her mind the problem is actually that she’s spending too much time inside it.
A boy who plays with dolls is looked at with suspicion. A girl who plays with mud is not looked at.
All people are created equal and it is the function of society to rectify that condition.
As a waiter I do not grow food, I do not cook food, I only suggest food and then bring whatever a customer picks. I am, essentially, a food consultant.
First we pretended there was money in stocks. Then we pretended there was money in real estate. Now our economy is experiencing a jobless recovery. The idea seems to be that if our money is imagined, why bother to explain where it’s coming from?
There’s nothing romantic about being a writer. Its labor is undertaken in solitude and its fruits are usually enjoyed in the same manner.
I think the appeal of a blank slate is not the fresh possibilities but the fact that you’re no longer staring at your failures.
It goes without saying,
I always look forward to Summer even when it’s already here.
There is a species of dysfunctional romantic for whom the concept of love is defined by its collapse.
Boredom is ancestor to all luxury.