It is more comfortable for me, in the long run, to be rude than polite.
Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
As a result of the feminist revolution, ""feminine"" becomes an abusive epithet.
In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of ""freedom,"" like a bastard brother of reform.
A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colors would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age.
Prostration is our natural position. A worm-like movement from a spot of sunlight to a spot of shade, and back, is the type of movement that is natural to men.
The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.
Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no principle, however immaculate, that has not had its compromising manipulator.
I feel most at home in the United States, not because it is intrinsically a more interesting country, but because no one really belongs there any more than I do. We are all there together in its wholly excellent vacuum.
Men were only made into ""men"" with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally ""a man"" any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse.