“Always, before any of this began, I enjoyed gossip, an essential qualification for the [psychotherapist] job. Now I get to hear a lot of it, a river of human effluvium flowing into me, day after day, year after year. Like many modernists, Freud privileged detritus; you could call him the first artist of the ‘found’, making meaning out of that which is usually discarded. It is dirty work, getting closely acquainted with the human.”
– Hanif Kureishi: Something to tell you
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men
have mediocrity thrust upon them.
– Joseph Heller, “Catch-22”
It’s fanfic! It’s fifty shades of bullshit!
– Knowledge Fight #553
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum –
“I think that I think, therefore I think that I am.”
– Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary”
The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.
– Robert G. Ingersoll
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
– William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
– Dorothy Parker
Wer die Musik nicht hört, hält die Tanzenden für wahnsinnig.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Probably the biggest disappointment of adult life is learning that unlike in all of the stories you’ve seen, actual villains are only motivated by two things: