To be struck by lightning or by inspiration? Only the former guarantees some kind of recognition.
My concern isn’t with having squandered free time. It’s with having squandered it correctly.
Regarding the possibility that I’m “destined for mediocrity,” I have no concerns. Indeed, I’ve been mediocre for some time already.
I don’t feel myself till I’ve had a drink. After two drinks, I begin to feel others.
What’s the primary difference between self-help and ethical philosophy as a genre of literature? The former has a marketing budget.
I’ve managed, thus far, to avoid great public shame — largely as a result, I’d guess, of avoiding equally great ambitions.
A master is one with the capacity to make a difficult task appear simple. Men are more well suited to the opposite effect, however — that is, making a simple task appear almost impossible.
It allows me to observe my intellectual equals.
Is it possible to envy an insect? I didn’t know. Since asking the question, however, I’ve dedicated myself to finding the answer.
Is my body a temple? Likely not. If that’s the case, however, I send my condolences to the congregation.