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My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops? Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future. Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty. Truth is singular. Its 'versions' are mistruths. Time is what stops history happening at once; time is the speed at which the past disappears. History admits no rules; only outcomes. Anticipating the end of the world is humanity's oldest passtime Lying's wrong, but when the world spins backwards, a small wrong may be a big right. I believe death is only a door. One closes, and another opens. If I were to imagine heaven, I would imagine a door opening. And he would be waiting for me there.

10. Men invented money Women invented mutual aid 11. "History suggests, not until they are made to. 12. Implausible truth can serve one better than plausible fiction 13. One cannot pass by without thinking of the density of men in the ground. 14. Wars are never cured, they just go into remission for a few years. 15. The uncreated and the dead exist solely in our actual and virtual pasts.

16. Once any tyranny becomes accepted as ordinary, its victory is assured. 17. You can maintain power over people, as long as you give them something. Rob a man of everything, and that man will no longer be in your power.

18. Cclocks in disagreement are worse than no clock at all. 19. All revolutions are the sheerest fantasy until they happen; then they become historical inevitabilities. 20. Any society's upper-crust is riddled with immorality, how else d'you think they keep their power? Reputation is king of the public sphere, not private. It is dethroned by public acts. 21. Perpetual encagement endows any mirage of salvation with credibility. 22. Perhaps those deprived of beauty perceive it most instinctively.