For most men, God is the terror of the ego engulfed in endless wishing after an artificial world.
A man who tells his girlfriend everything IS the girlfriend.
Intrinsic to the ape, notably the human ape, is the capacity to rebel; it is an essential adaptation to a fallen cosmos.
I hack everything I wear; if you can’t find the ‘screw you’ to convention in it, it just means my work for the day is subtle.
The most important distinction between man and boy is that man has settled on the things about himself that don’t change and is committed to those with the confidence of hard-won self-knowledge.
People with no regrets have either lived too little or are too morally insensitive to know what to regret.
When the world is the object of focus, things are always as bad as they seem.
The extortion of our industry, stripping of our liberties, and despoiling of our neighbors, are each predicated on the collusive evangelism of those who say it’s not nearly as bad as it seems.
I’m not intentionally larger than myself. I think I just actually am the larger self.
Being a writer is the opposite of being passionate for words; a writer murders and eviscerates his drafts, casting phrases into oblivion regardless of their beauty.
Honing our survival skills conditions us to live in the worst possible circumstances; we need to hone the skills it takes to thrive.
The acquisition of civilization makes me both a traditional conservative and traditional liberal, rather than the left or right wing product of a post-civilized milieu.
Pages are bricks, and a manuscript is built one brick at a time.
Current events are an essential fuel for fiction.
The worst thing to do with an unfinished draft is re-read it.
When you set to writing long form, you see how fast you are galloping toward death.