Verbicide” means what it sounds like, the murder of a word, … From First Things on uncluttering the mind so as to think and speak well.
The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
There is something predatory, cruel even, about a pen suspended over a text. Like a hawk over a field, it is on the lookout for something vulnerable…
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny…”
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
You can never get enough of what you really don’t need.