"They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it's a lie."
"All great truths begin as blasphemies."
George Bernard Shaw
"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
"Cynics regard everybody as equally corrupt. Idealists regard everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves."
-Robert Anton Wilson
"I could not become anything: Neither bad nor good, neither a scoundrel nor an honest man, neither a hero nor an insect. And now I am eking out my days in my corner, taunting myself with the bitter and entirely useless consolation that an intelligent man cannot seriously become anything; that only a fool can become something."
"When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned: Do not have sex with the authorities."
"In politics, sincerity is everything. Once you can fake that, you've got it made."
"To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god."
-Jorge Luis Borges
"Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner."
"Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."
"TV is not vulgar and prurient and dumb because the people who compose the audience are vulgar and dumb. Television is the way it is simply because people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests."
-David Foster Wallace
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he'll tell you the truth."