aphoristic aphoristic


  1. (adj) containing aphorisms or maxims
  2. (adj) terse and witty and like a maxim



  1. It is a sampling of 200 works by 100 American photographers, curated and introduced by Szarkowski in his usual eloquent, aphoristic and pugnacious style.
  2. These essays, selected by Brad Leithauser, open the reader to the Morgan Library of Jarrell's mind, ablaze with a sensible passion and aphoristic wit.
  3. His early angry proletarian works evolved into high-styled aphoristic essays in which he denounced contemporary life and letters in a manner reminiscent of Thoreau.


  • Larry Summers On Why "Stagnation Might Be The New Normal"... And Bubbles

    Larry Summers, who was nearly picked by Obama as the next Fed Chairman before for some inexplicable reason the Economist lobby deemed him "hawkish" and that he would put a halt to the Fed-Treasury cross monetization complex, is no stranger to providing hours of entertainment with his aphoristic quotes. Recall from October 2011, where he said that the solution to record debt is more debt: " The ...
    on December 16, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge


  1. But as Kundera says here in his defense of "thinking novels," novelistic thought "does not proclaim truths; it questions, it marvels, it plumbs; its form is highly diverse: metaphoric, ironic, hypothetic, hyperbolic, aphoristic, droll, provocative,...
    on Feb 17, 2007 By: Milan Kundera Source: AlterNet

  2. Sontag writes about Roland Barthes that "It is in the nature of aphoristic thinking to be always in a state of concluding; a bid to have the final word is inherent in all powerful phrase-making."
    on Feb 16, 2007 By: Susan Sontag Source: guardian.co.uk

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