"even Itsu ceases to look exotic after a while"
"Pick an avatar, cultivate a “personality” that doesn’t quite represent your actual personality, and shit out an endless string of entertaining brain turds for the crowd."
"Twitter is outsourced schizophrenia. I have a couple hundred voices I have consensually agreed to allow residence inside my brain"
"on the one hand, your shitty middlebrow literary culture or, the other, your titting assessment exercises."
"I didn’t know that brown cheese burns so well"
"The wind blows freely [in Russia],” Depardieu said."
"it has become a game that they play because it amuses them. But it is not funny - it is holding up progress by diverting research funding to those who play the game best, and by setting us off on false scents. We have to unpick the errors that these people strew around the journals, and reading the literature has become like wading through treacle."
"there are some scientists who are much more interested in the act of publishing than in what they publish. And perhaps also that there are too many journals out there, so that anything can be published eventually, with enough determination"
"If you are not jubilant, or at least mildly intrigued, by his return from behind the curtain, you are making your cosmos smaller than it needs to be."
"until I read your essay, I had not put away childish things. You grew me up."