It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.
The words of truth are always paradoxical.
My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers of irony and paradox all the way through it.
The rewards of freedom are always sweet, but its demands are stern, for at its heart is the paradox that the greatest enemy of freedom is freedom.
But there's the paradox of fiction - why do you cry when a fake character dies? It's the basis of art. You engage with people who don't exist and care about them as you would your friends and relatives.
The paradox of the English country house is that its state of permanent decline, the fact that its heyday is always behind it, is part of the seduction, just as it is part of the seduction of books in general.
The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
Some may claim that is it unscientific to speak of the operations of nature as miracles. But the point of the title lies in the paradox of finding so many wonderful things subservient to the rule of law.
Childhood is a fundamental part of all human lives, parents or not, since that's how we all start out. And yet babies and young children are so mysterious and puzzling and even paradoxical.
You are doomed to make choices. This is life's greatest paradox.
My blogging life is basically goalless. I like the zen nature of that, and paradoxically, it improves results.
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