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The most effective way to learn is by devoting oneself to a single subject for months at a time. The opposite of this is school.
People say they can't draw when they mean they can't see, and that they can't write when they mean they can't think.
Art is not a crime. Wearing a shirt that says "art is not a crime" is a crime.
The Marriage. Act 1. W: We need more money! H: Very well. Act 2. W: You never pay attention to me! You're always working! Exeunt.
If only Hitchens were alive to rip into the pious tributes occasioned by his death.
Moral philosophy warns us against deriving ought from is, when it is far more common, and pernicious, to derive is from ought.
Who reviews the papers of the peerless?
The Four Irrational Beliefs of Highly Effective People: 1. Optimism. 2. Control. 3. Forecasting ability. 4. All-around superiority.
There exists some possible world where people, on losing an argument, change their minds.
Our awareness of what we deserve, but lack, is surpassed only by our blindness to what we do not deserve, but have.
No funny person has ever been described as having a good sense of humor.
The illogical are sure that they are imaginative, and the unimaginative that they are logical.
One of truth's greatest enemies is collegiality.
The ordinary idea of goodness is so passive that it lacks its own verb. One may sin, but one never virtues.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" would be a more telling argument if everything were not, in fact, broke.
The usual academic bibiliography buries the ten books the author has plagiarized among hundreds that he has barely read.
If he is rich, we call it gold-digging; if handsome, lust; if clever, fascination; and if he has no discernible appeal, we call it love.
Read to remember, write to forget.
The most vicious of all the lies taught in school is that one ought to be willing to perform boring tasks diligently.
Computers will never be intelligent because humans define intelligence as whatever they do better than computers.