Monthly Archives: April 2014
A writer who cannot read is like a musician who does not listen, whereas a writer who does not read is like a musician who cannot hear.
An aphorism is the literary form of an intuition whose elaboration would obscure rather than illuminate.
Our pursuits of pleasures always articulate something universal which exceeds every particular pursuit: it pleases me to call this excess “principle.”
Modern science posits a distinction between the scientific and the non-scientific. Hence science can claim that the existence of God or Gods is a non-scientific question. A proper religion makes no distinction between the religious and the non-religious. Hence religions can make ultimate claims about reality and truth.
When I look into this city night, let me not glimpse transcendence in distant lights.
All of us passing for what we are not, we too shall one day come to pass as humans.
To know you are not wise is already wisdom. To think you are not foolish is already foolishness.
I can see with painful acuity what is on the back on their head. They could see the same on mine if they bothered to look.
An exaggerated version of yourself magnifies your vices to the point that they become impossible to ignore.
A lie is the shortest distance between two depths.