Every work of art changes its predecessors.
No chaos, no creation. Evidence: the kitchen at mealtime.
Documents create a paper reality we call proof. Mason Coole
Comedy distances pain, but leaves signs of it everywhere.
Sexual attraction makes the strangest bedfellows of all.
Violence stops thought. Hence its popularity as a pain-killer.
Worry is not thought; complaining is not action.
The sacred is found boring by many who find the uncanny fascinating.
The avant-garde is now stranded in the past.
Not romance but companionship makes the happiness of daily life.
Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.
Disappointment proves that expectations were mistaken.
Once discover comfort, and there is no turning back.
Like love, grief fades in and out.
Complaining is the favorite pastime of millions.
Manly men and womanly women are still here but feeling nervous.
To Jane Austen, every fool is a treasure trove.
Children use all their wiles to get their way with adults. Adults do the same with children.
Mortality: not acquittal but a series of postponements is what we hope for.
Reputation runs behind the current state of affairs.
Unhappiness is too common to call for special measures.
Folly always knows the answer.
Modernized by tin roofs and T-shirts, Third World poverty is no longer picturesque.
My strengths make me contemptuous. My weaknesses make me charitable.
Jealousy fuses megalomania and self-abandonment.
Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better. Mason Coole
Sincerity: willingness to spend one's own money. Mason Co
I win on my merits; my opponents win by cheating.
After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
Self-blame usually has an undertone of self-congratulation.