- Ginsberg’s Theorem:
(1) You can’t win.
(2) You can’t break even.
(3) You can’t even quit the game.
Freeman’s Commentary on Ginsberg’s theorem:
Every major philosophy that attempts to make life seem
meaningful is based on the negation of one part of Ginsberg’s
Theorem. To wit:
(1) Capitalism is based on the assumption that you can win.
(2) Socialism is based on the assumption that you can break even.
(3) Mysticism is based on the assumption that you can quit the game.
- Why a man would want a wife is a big mystery to some people. Why a man
would want *two* wives is a bigamystery.
- Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.
— Dr. Karl Bowman
- The older a man gets, the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.
- You see things; and you say “Why?”
But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
— George Bernard Shaw, “Back to Methuselah”
[No, it wasn’t J.F. Kennedy. Ed.]