No man should be on Facebook.
We have to play the game.
If it's not for money and it's not for girls -- what is it for? With Zuckerberg we have a real American mystery. Maybe it's not mysterious and he's just playing the long game, holding out: not a billion dollars but a hundred billion dollars. Or is it possible he just loves programming?
If you love a medium made of software, there's a danger that you will become entrapped in someone else's recent careless thoughts. Struggle against that!
All wars are terrible, but some must be fought.
Col. Lawrence Sellin:
It doesn't matter how inane or useless ... Once it is part of the battle rhythm, it has the persistence of carbon 14.
What is created when an artist sets out to create? Does a new world come into being or is a dark mirror of the world lifted up for us to gaze in?
We live in the grip of this immemorial and contradictory injunction: on the one hand, not to build things that might lead to idolatry and complacency; on the other, to build things worthy of memory -- "to put into verse," as Dante says, "things that are hard to conceive."
Don't forget about forgetting.
You can't even remember what I'm trying to forget.
The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd.
Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness.
I guarantee that if you had a 10-foot lizard jump out of the bushes and rip your guts out, you'd be somewhat still and quiet for a bit, at least until you keeled over from shock and blood loss owing to the fact that your intestines were spread out on the ground in front of you.
Quiet is always an option, even if everyone is yelling.
Bright people often yell at each other.
"This is a protest against the skeptics!" retorts a 30-something man with a soul patch. He hands us a leaflet. "Get out of the new road if you can't lend a hand! This is a demonstration! Read our program!"
But the leaflet is blank.