“To let oneself be so far possessed by blindly accepted conventions as to take a hand in enforcing them on other people is to lose the independence of judgement that would enable one to solve the numerous problems for which there are no rules of thumb.” — Henry Watson Fowler, A Dictionary Of Modern English Usage (Second Edition)
“My dream was that someday a sensitive stranger from the other school would come in, see what I was reading and how I was reading it, and know that I was a rare and extraordinary person.” — Sarah Chihaya, “Public Affairs,” The Point (2020-05-29)
He uses a third person to criticize himself in the third person. Small mercies are like painted flowers, they never wilt.
If the safe has booze miniatures it is not because the hotel thinks alcohol is very valuable. Carelessness causes concern.
Carefree confused with carelessness. Or is it the other way around? Chair number eleven is still incoherent.
The actors may be sharing a scene but each is in his own movie. They don’t even have a script. Yes, and maybe it is time to bring the improvisation to a shared reality.
Listen, a great silence is not all that great.
“Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.” — Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
“Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we’ve placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned.” — Brad Watson, Last Days of the Dog-Men