Seneca

March 11, 2015

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Virtue is a vice
when it wears the mask of God’s
common dominion

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All nature is a
recognition of art’s gift
to adversity

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Labor injures the
mind; its only remedy
is the shrift of gold

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Hatred impairs one’s
self-respect, but vengeance is
fortune’s great favor

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Be silent, and if
you can’t be silent know that
we’re not listening

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Consult a madman
on all things and steer in a
favorable wind

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A fool knows not that
recognizable order
is never maintained

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Deny admittance
to the passions and life is
onerous solace

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The infirmity
of language shrivels before
the terror of law

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Live among men as
if you are unable to
bear humanity

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Louis-Ferdinand Céline

February 20, 2015

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To philosophize
is to go off the deep end
of posterity

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The nature of life
is that boredom will nibble
your brain to nothing

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Lying is just the
filigree of truth, the make-
believe of poodles

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Forgiveness is for
beggars and cowards; grind it
up with witches’ eggs

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A pregnant woman
is a futile distraction
from delirium

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Infinity is
a punishable offense
to reality

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Poetry is an
inebriated monster,
the tapeworm of prose

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Dance to the music
of wealth: a carnival tune
that tinkles like war

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #39

February 2, 2015

Hexagram 39: Chien—Obstruction

The USA is
a water bucket northeast
of negative. Know

the risks of the West’s
Jian Shu: difficult indeed!
When the Southwest hills

are poorest, ease the
Zhengbang with a gentleman’s
Neixi, the solid

stay of an active
back. Like saying: to reverse
de’s aims, Peng will bow.

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Alan Dershowitz

January 5, 2015

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Israel is Ed
Koch, the Second Amendment,
and God in a dream

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The Ten Commandments
are like the Supreme Court with
even more damage

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Freedom of speech means
Jesus was resurrected—
so we can relax

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Hypocrisy is
the moral high ground; it’s just
ambiguity

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The threat of Hell is
merely justification
for doing nothing

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Though the Bible may
violate the Geneva
Accords, it’s still true

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Asymmetrical
warfare is flipping burgers
in a synagogue

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Pretending you’re a
fetus is not the same as
being a fetus

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Calling Obama
a ticking-bomb paranoid
is a euphemism

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #38

December 28, 2014

Hexagram 38: K’uei—Opposition

Two women living
together: their aims are peers,
top against bottom.

Heaven and Earth are
about the same; men, women,
everything Kui and

in its class; Johor
turns upward to SLA.
As it is said: a

gentleman regrets
death, not losing a horse. Death
is resettable

for the guilt-free, not
the wicked. A gentleman
will not vary: lay

blame in the master
lane without conceding the
road. Like saying: with

Shi-coated bovine
valves, a man has no end and
no beginning. In

Corfu, Zhixing will
regret inappropriate
trolling. Just as well:

the Jue Eater comes
in a ghost car to place blame
and to celebrate

Bandit Cole’s wedding.
It’s like saying: whenever
it rains, the dead are

suspected. After
the rain: the first arc of fire
and Mr. Cheung’s death.

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Noam Chomsky

December 15, 2014

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The resurrection
of the Left will happen in
a mosque on Neptune

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The bowling league is
the fascist hegemony
of warrior gods

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Nuremberg is the
only place to be hanged—it’s
a terminal drug

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There are no magic
answers to the problems we
face—just the bludgeon

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Disillusionment
is the ability to
despise simple things

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I happen to know
genocidal aliens
control the future

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The American
people are a miracle
of servility

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #37

November 22, 2014

Hexagram 37: Chia Jên—The Family (The Clan)

Wind and fire under
Tatsumi said: women are
outside men; men are

outside women: the
cardinal principles of
Heaven and Earth are

wind from fire, Dosei
home to the world. Parents call
Yan Jun brother, call

Chujiu brother, but
shun fufu woman. As it
is said: fall in love

with Daji and feed
a pension of regrets. A
rich gentleman is

stingy but will die
lost without conceding the
reflexive call of

Lady Hee Hee. The
Liji log hasn’t changed—the
king is Wei Fu’s child.

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Karl Kraus

November 6, 2014

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A woman in short
pants is the handmaiden of
sex education

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The trouble with Kant
is his idealism is
worse than syphilis

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Virginity is
a wastrel’s passion; it will
deflower morals

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A poorly repressed
shoe fetishist has no time
to be a loafer

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Democracy is
an old miser who attracts
beggars, dogs and thieves

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Christian martyrdom
is a lifestyle that has stood
every test of time

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When I plagiarize,
it unsettles the whole world—
it’s an art earthquake

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Science is a crutch
for those exhausted by their
imagination

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Squeeze human nature
into matrimony and
endanger the world

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Journalism is an
abortion of thought and the
mother of all lies

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #36

October 16, 2014

Hexagram 36: Ming I—Darkening of the Light

The Earth under fire,
Lee unshakable. Gentle,
civilized patrons

save the burden of
a lunar disaster for
the last day of the

month. It’s like saying:
Mongolia is without
heart, wings hanging, a

domestic disease,
a gentleman in line with
ambition too huge

for announcement, too
huge for the abdominal
South. The owner’s gate

swings open early,
food of income unknown, a
story concerned with

the life of Jizi,
posterior to the ground,
lost in four countries.

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Jeff Koons

September 19, 2014

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Advertising is
a humanitarian
act. Fundraising too.

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I’ve always enjoyed
the avant-garde: Disney, Pop,
the Church, Germany

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The invisible
fabric that holds the market
together is love

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Surrealism is
the waiting list of Dada’s
communal courage

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Morality is
not responsibility,
it is transcendence

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Every painting is
metaphysical candy,
a surface gesture

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A museum is
the one place where money is
gift-wrapping paper

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Art is a mundane
fetish of energy, a
box of reaction

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Politics is like
the biology of trees,
a Bambi closet

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Consumerism is
really found within you—
it’s self-expansion

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #35

September 1, 2014

Hexagram 35: Chin—Progress

Day three out on the
ground; shun Tai-ming’s soft terrain.
Like saying: destroy

what is erected
out of the ground. Ignore Fu,
Yu no blame. A lone

gentleman is not
mandated melancholy,
like the Queen Mother

blessing Chiang Kai-shek.
Yun’s regret and stubbornness
is the upward chi

of a master rat,
like an inappropriate
t-shirt of failure

to celebrate the
mechanism of regret, the
loss of the too mean.

Victoria Yap
is a corner of blame that
the Tao does not light.

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Harold Pinter

August 12, 2014

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Apart from the known
unknown, there is the real
unreal: the past

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The greatest thing God
created on earth is the
dust of true desire

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Language is a failed
stratagem to cover the
nakedness of art

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Propaganda is
the collateral damage
of the status quo

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Death is about five
thousand million years old—it’s
a long piece of work

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America is
like trying to be a good
boy with your balls out

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The Republican
Party is the squalid fact
of dictatorship

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The theater is
a mirror beyond reason,
a clinical kiss

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #34

July 19, 2014

Hexagram 34: Ta Chuang—The Power of the Great

Strong Zhuang: so strong, the
Chia Tai of Heaven and
Earth! Big just to move;

like saying: assault
an indecent gentleman
with thunder in the

sky. Introduction
of a fierce rover, the toe
of info-poor Zhen

Ji. Reckless villains,
unable to move forward
or backward, lean at

an angle. Zhen Li
regrets death; Zhen Ji regrets
death: Francisco must

not lean. Like saying:
sheep easily lost without
regret. Regret is

inappropriate,
easy, blame is ominous—
Yau Lee is complex.

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Ionesco

June 29, 2014

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Capitulation
is the secret nostalgia
of revolution

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Ideology
is incomprehensible;
so is a dog’s nose

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No question can be
answered with “God,” “Art,” “Beauty,”
or “civil servants”

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No political
system can deliver us
from the pain of words

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Surrealism is
the absolute fertilized
with the grace of time

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I have always been
suspicious of fate—it’s a
logical prison

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Eternity is
the gateway to a deeper
misunderstanding

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Posterity is
the restitution of the
crime of history

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Don DeLillo

June 5, 2014

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Football is lovely
theater for people who
long for the last things

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America is
a secret arrangement with
the language of doom

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The madness of the
President is the madness
of an innocent

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Eating is the deep
narrative structure of life—
the rest is obscure

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Quit your job, quit your
endless consumption and live
the dead dream of jazz

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All comparisons
end in the fantasy of
juxtaposition

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The future belongs
to the ghouls of state power
and their thirsty jails

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The moral force of
technology is the end
of society

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Catholicism is
a concentrated form of
popular culture

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The person who stands
outside literature will
drown in aimless words

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What is the value
of Abstract Expressionism?
How to measure pain?

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #33

May 11, 2014

Hexagram 33: Tun—Retreat

Hang small, Li Zhen. Long
rows dipped in Italy at
the evil time of

the Ephesians! As
it is said: a gentleman
is distal to a

villain. The world is
a regular disaster—
an adversely fat

Meili disaster,
cattle hide disaster, a
leather disaster,

solid folk practice,
a livestock official’s wife.
The Department of

Disease is tired of
official concubines and
fat Zhen Ji dolphins.

English gentlemen
are suspects; use little men,
not little events.

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