The most dreadful, the most beautiful, the only dread and beauty there is, was coming:
- “I believe in Puddleglum.”
- This is not the happy ending Caroline Emerson thinks it is.
- “The crowd is untruth.” (Related. Related—surreal to watch such a seamless profession of newfound faith.)
- Carbotoxicity. (Related. Related.)
- “Kirillov has liberated himself from every other will in the universe—including God’s. He has nothing to forgive, and nothing to love.”
- Wondrous. Undeniable. Unsurprising. (Related.) Also unsurprising. Also unsurprising. (Related. Related: “‘Diversity, inclusion, and equity’ refers to ideological uniformity, exclusion, and discrimination.”) Tender. Belated. Cyuuuuute.
- “If this life is not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private theatricals from which one may withdraw at will. But it feels like a real fight.”
“He invests in Shenzhen instead of Ohio, reinvests his profits into other foreign operations … and ultimately hands his money over to a hedge fund that speculates in options markets. … He signs the ‘Giving Pledge’ and, dying a wealthy man, leaves enormous sums to reputable foundations that provide addiction treatment and housing assistance to the underemployed residents of his home city.”
Chesterton: “Whatever else is true, it is emphatically not true that the ideas of Jesus of Nazareth were suitable to his time, but are no longer suitable to our time. Exactly how suitable they were to his time is perhaps suggested in the end of his story.”