Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.
Everybody who has ever worked for a corporation knows that corporations conspire all the time. Politicians conspire all the time, pot-dealers conspire not to get caught by the narcs, the world is full of conspiracies. Conspiracy is natural primate behavior.
History, sociology, economics, psychology et al. Confirmed Joyce's view of Everyman as victim.
There are periods of history when the visions of madmen and dope fiends are a better guide to reality than the common-sense interpretation of data available to the so-called normal mind. This is one such period, if you haven't noticed already.
Pregnancy is a kind of miracle. Especially so in that it proves that a man and woman can conspire to force God to create a new soul.
Each mans spills the drink he loves.
Following Korzybski, I put things in probabilities, not absolutes.. My only originality lies in applying this zetetic attitude outside the hardest of the hard sciences, physics, to softer sciences and then to non-sciences like politics, ideology, jury verdicts and, of course, conspiracy theory.
You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you.
The Constitution admittedly has a few defects and blemishes, but it still seems a hell of a lot better than the system we have now.
Size is not a reality, but a construct of the mind; and space a construct to contain constructs.
Mind is a tool invented by the universe to see itself; but it can never see all of itself, for much the same reason that you can't see your own back (without mirrors).
On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.
The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed, but just marks the last place where rival gangs of shamans fought each other to a standstill.
The worst that can happen under monarchy is rule by a single imbecile, but democracy often means the rule by an assembly of three or four hundred imbeciles.
Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen. The majority of them weren't even mammals.