Money: power at its most liquid.
In the labyrinth of a difficult text, we find unmarked forks in the path, detours, blind alleys, loops that deliver us back to our point of entry, and finally the monster who whispers an unintelligible truth in our ears.
My nostalgia is for the impossible.
As soon as I hear of a right, I want it.
Only death goes deeper than sex.
A blunt statement can be as false as any other.
Unlike life, when books become meaningless, they are making a point.
Position yourself well enough, and circumstances will do the rest.
Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day.
The eros of advertising is lurid but not specific.
When love ends, the beloved is no longer standing on a pedestal, but in a hole.
A theology whose god is a metaphor is wasting its time.
Like love, grief fades in and out.
Respectability is joining chastity in the museum of dead issues.
Birth dates and bathroom scales tell more truth than I want to know.
Babies and the old are permitted self-absorption. In between, it provokes resentment.
Flattery has to overcome my mistrust, and it does.
I dream of vague shapes that hint of my heart's desire.
The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds. Mason Coole
Everything changes as it is written down.
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.
Seek and Hide: the Lover gazes at the Beloved. The Beloved looks away. The Beloved turns and looks at the Lover. The Lover runs away.
Boast quietly, with decorum.
I would enjoy experiencing the hollowness of success at first- hand.
In every death, a busy world comes to an end.
Lies save trouble now, but may return in thunder and lightning.
Prudence does not make people happy; it merely deprives them of the excitement of being constantly in trouble.
You are so tactful that I have no idea what you want.
God makes the covenant, and observes it as He pleases.
Faith of the bore: everything is worth saying.