Now, 75 years [after ], in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books.[Open Letter,, July 2006]
The early settlers amazed her--they had pluck, they led lives of sweaty drama. Theirs was a world of corsets and whipping posts and indentured servitude. People worked the land and died in ungainly ways. Modern life, in comparison, seemed a cinch.
When you don't know where you're going, you drive on the highway.
Sometime we forget to value the small things, that inspire us more than the large! We should learn from daily than planning stupid future.
There are so many simple things getting unnoticed in me, it makes me feel I am a robot!
The classical man's worst fear was inglorious death; the modern man's worst fear is just death
There is a danger of developing a blanket distaste for modern life which could have its attractions but lack the all-important images to help us identify them.
We are a culture that relies on technology over community, a society in which spoken and written words are cheap, easy to come by, and excessive. Our culture says anything goes; fear of God is almost unheard of. We are slow to listen, quick to speak, and quick to become angry.
As a confirmed melancholic, I can testify that the best and maybe only antidote for melancholia is action. However, like most melancholics, I suffer also from sloth.
My biggest problem with modernity may lie in the growing separation of the ethical and the legal
The costume of the nineteenth century is detestable. It is so sombre, so depressing. Sin is the only real colour-element left in modern life.
And a sensible work strategy might be: surrender to the task but not to the taskmaster, become absorbed in the work itself but never absorb the work ethos.
What organized dating sites fail to understand is that the people are far more interesting in what they don't say about themselves.
The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free
When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away - even if it's only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time.