A sensuous attachment fuels the neo-luddite opposition to digital reading practices.

Resentment towards stupid people derives from the fantasy that they actually enjoy themselves.

Resentment towards smart people derives from the fantasy that they actually know something.

I wonder how much of my disdain for parvenu climbing that plays upon the vagaries of “Asian heritage” stems from my jealously that others can pull it off much better than me.

The experimenters claim that Wine A is cheap and Wine B is dear (outside of the experiment, both wines cost the same). The subjects don’t just think the “expensive” wine tastes better; they immediately experience its taste as better.

Feeling empty is a deluded perception of emptiness.

The inside of a man’s mouth is much like the inside of a woman’s mouth.

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