Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.
The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.
Friends, there is no Left in American politics.
Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
Write something, even if it's just a suicide note.
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.
What is in question is a kind of book reviewing which seems to be more and more popular: the loose putting down of opinions as though they were facts, and the treating of facts as though they were opinions.
Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences.
He who is last had best laugh.
It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
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