Excessive interest in pathological behavior was itself pathological
My favourite definition of an intellectual: 'Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence. [ : Chapter 19]
Three million years! The infinitely crowded panorama of written history, with its empires and its kings, its triumphs and its tragedies, covered barely one thousandth of this appalling span of time.
The trouble with cliché's, some philosopher remarked, probably with a yawn, is that they are so boringly true. But "love at first sight" is never boring.