An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.


A. Whitney Brown


Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation.


E. M. Cioran (1911-1995, Rumanian-born French philosopher)


The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and "mangled mind" leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.


Elizabeth Drew (1887-1965, Anglo-American author, critic)


I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess when my opponent says of it, "That piece cannot be moved."


Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855, Danish philosopher, writer)


It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame!


Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936, Italian author, playwright)


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