Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
I served the Poland that existed.
Thank goodness we don’t live in medieval times, when people fought wars over ideas.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The risk of the Holocaust is not that it will be forgotten, but that it will be embalmed and surrounded by monuments and used to absolve all future sins.
Human attention tends to be focused on the satisfactions relationships are hoped to bring, precisely because somehow they have not been truly satisfactory. And if they do satisfy, the price of this satisfaction has often been found to be unacceptable.
The consumerist culture insists that swearing eternal loyalty to anything and anybody is imprudent, since in this world new glittering opportunities crop up daily.
Don’t trust the heart, it wants your blood.
Generally speaking, life is so rich and full of variety; you have to remember all the time that there is a comical side to everything.
In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change – as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again.