Intelligence is the handmaiden of flexibility and change.
I never guessed I could cry so hard my face hurt.
Sometimes terror and pain are not the best levers; deception, when it works, is the most elegant and the least expensive manipulation of all.
One of his greatest talents was empathy; no sadist can aspire to perfection without that diagnostic ability.
The illusion of self-awareness. Happy automatons, running on trivial programs. I'll bet you never guess. From the inside, how can you?
Sometimes the biggest disasters aren't noticed at all - no one's around to write horror stories.
He claimed that nearby gun thunder cleared the mind - but most everybody else agreed it made you daft.
All evil and good is petty before Nature. Personally, we take comfort from this, that there is a universe to admire that cannot be twisted to villainy or good, but which simply is.
We're endangered by our own success.