Articles and Essays
"God knows I didn't have anything new in mind, much less anything literary, when I took my first newspaper job..."
"Ten o'clock Sunday morning in the hills of North Carolina. Cars, miles of cars, in every direction, millions of
"Suppose he is what he sounds like, the most important thinker since Newton, Darwin, Freud, Einstein,
and Pavlov what if he is right?"
"Real buttonholes. That's it! A man can take his thumb and forefinger and unbutton his sleeve at the wrist because
this kind of suit has real buttonholes there."
"Grinnell Iowa: the last town in America that people would have figured to become the starting point of a bolt into
the future that would create the very substructure of life in the year 2000 and beyond."
“The new alchemical dream is: changing one’s personality—remaking, remodeling, elevating, and polishing one’s very
self … and observing, studying, and doting on it. (Me!)”
"The space program, the greatest, grandest, most Promethean quest in the history of the world, died in infancy at
10:56 p.m. New York time on July 20, 1969."
“I feel like boffing some bimbos in the Caribbean. Anybody like to come along?”
"Brain imaging was invented for medical diagnosis. But its far greater importance is that it may very well confirm,
in ways too precise to be disputed, theories about the mind, the self, the soul, and free will."