Rules that are never violated cease to be recognized as Rules.
Opportunity knocks, but doesn't always answer to its name. Mason Co
General statements omit what we really want to know. Example: some horses run faster than others.
My mind no longer has romantic abysses, but has become shallow, with many little gaps and cracks.
Cynicism is full of naive disappointments. Mason Co
Until I am ready to lose weight, I cannot see how fat I am.
What I eat turns into my body. What I read turns into my mind.
Literature may be false, but it is not trivial.
To be a social success, do not act pathetic, arrogant, or bored. Do not discuss your unhappy childhood, your visit to the dentist,the shortcomings of your cleaning woman, the state of your bowels, or your spouse's bad habits. You will be thought a paragon (or perhaps a monster) of good behavior.
Shameless: Punish me for my desire if you will. It burns still.
The powerless worship Luck and Fate.
Avant-garde art jousts with propriety, but takes care never to unseat it.
Attachments and bereavements are inseparable.
Disappointment proves that expectations were mistaken.
Deconstruction glorifies the critic, humiliates the author, and makes the reader wonder why he bothered.
The rich are happier than we are, and should be.
No one can remember himself as an unpleasant child.
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence. Mason Co
We are more tied to our faults than to our virtues.
When disaster waves, I try not to wave back.
The novel avoids the sublime and seeks out the interesting. Mason Coole
The past is always waiting to entangle and deflect us.
The magic of procedure: do this after that and thus before so; then your wish will be granted.
Healthy vanity sweeps through life. Sickly vanity lies in bed.
I like what I do for a living. I also like NOT doing it--perhaps even more.
Cynicism is full of naive disappointments. Mason Coole
Memory is imagination pinned down.
I put second things first, and then worry about first things.
Talk shows are proof that conversation is dead.
Vulgarity is innocent; urbanity is not.