“An intellectual is someone who looks at a pink party balloon and thinks of Jeff Koons”

If you are instinctive, you think for yourself, and find chance beautiful

There is a sterile perfection in the prim and prattish god of order

The default conservative reverence for ancient architecture too easily produces bogus, formulaic buildings

The Austrian philosopher and 20th-century genius disabled others and inspired decades of needless self-destruction among his disciples

Post-doctoral studies may be a waste of time in the future world of work

The orgies and drunken frenzies of the god of wine — immoderate but exhilarating

The modernist mentality revels in optimism and opportunity

The little-known Bolzano formed remarkably modern conceptions of logical truth and probability

Skilled jobs such as carpentry and nursing will be at a premium in an automated world