Aphorisms

27 01 2011

Because I am feeling a little Nietzschean today, dammit

Just because something is broken doesn’t mean that there is someone around smart enough to fix it.

Ideas have consequences, but never the consequences we expect them to have.

God doesn’t care about 95% of what we obsess about in His name.

[Related: Some people pretend that God can’t take care of His own affairs, so we have to be indignant in God’s place.]

For some, cynicism is the wall that defends the city of belief.

Consciousness is the universe defecating on itself.

[I stole that one from somewhere, but I don’t remember. Plagiarism through forgetfulness.]


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28 01 2011
Jason

I’d probably take it for a water jet foot massager.

28 01 2011
The Western Confucian

When I first set foot in Asia, not knowing I’d be here for the next fifteen years, I encountered a “squatty potty” like the one in your photo, in Narita Airport, and it set me back a bit.

27 01 2011
Jason

The corruption of the best is the worst.

27 01 2011
Fr Anthony Chadwick

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing” (Oscar Wilde). Cheer up, old friend. There is something else Wilde said: “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”.

By the way, even here in France, I haven’t seen a Turkish toilet for a long time. It will soon be spring! Just look forward to it.

27 01 2011
Nathan

Some ideas have consequences, given the right circumstances… Great photo: I miss those things, being in America.

27 01 2011
Charles Curtis

God doesn’t care about 95% of what we obsess about in His name.

Well said, Arturo. One of the mottos of the blog here, something I’m glad you’re reinforcing in my head.

Plagiarism, by the way, is what we do every time we open our mouths. For there’s nothing new under the sun. (Stole that from someone, too, just can’t remember.. Dionysus the Areopagite, I think it was.. )

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