Joyce and Stein along with Picasso, Van Gogh, Cézanne and similar degenerates, as being just so much garbage that ought to be shipped to a reducing plant

UK, for so long a place of unchallenged ideological supremacy and material security for the rentier

The Greeks loved beauty and therefore youth, the Romans were practical and authoritarian, the Merovingians were barbaric

when I tell people that my new calculus is based on a constant differential instead of a diminishing differential, they look at me like I just started speaking Japanese with a Dutch accent

do not begin by familiarising yourself with the bureaucratic rules, and then thinking in terms of what they permit. Any reasonable course of action should be possible

This series is not the place for safe, sober, and stodgy presentations

I’ll be happy if twelve people in the country read it.… I want any piece to be read by its natural readers – people who will understand and enjoy it

man muss etwas von seiner Moralität aufopfern, um solchergestalt der Mode gefällig zu sein. Wie völlig ohne Grösse sind diese einzigen neuen Pariser Bauten!

The pub­lic-health con­sen­sus has been wrong time and again dur­ing the pandemic

In 1990, when it was suggested that John Lewis could use its customer database to sell more financial services, a spokesman said: “What an appalling idea.”