Saturday, January 10, 2004

Consciousness is an interminable yakking, a frantic effort to keep up appearances, to make the game seem always to be your game.

Louis Menand, review of Updike's fiction in the December 1, 2003 New Yorker.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Life is short. The sooner that a man begins to enjoy his wealth, the better.

Samuel Johnson to James Boswell