Aphorisms by Dean Anthony Granitsas

Posted on June 9, 2013
Filed Under Aphorisms, metaphor, wit | 12 Comments

Dean Anthony Granitsas, an undergrad from Ohio, writes what he calls “lessays, a truncated or diminutive essay.” This smattering of aphorisms comes from a collection called That: Aphorisms and Lessays.


Absurdity is hell’s miracle.


A good philosopher should study everything but philosophy.


Once you have resigned yourself to your sentence, the guard always unlocks the door.


Either no hope or a lot of hope; a little hope is the worst.


The bottom feeder also inhabits the depths.


There is no joy in simple things because there are no simple things.


12 Responses to “Aphorisms by Dean Anthony Granitsas”

  1. Olivia Dresher on June 28th, 2013 3:06 am

    I like what you say about hope and simple things. Much truth there. Where/how can I read more?

  2. marty rubin on July 2nd, 2013 3:08 pm

    What I have to say is too simple for words.

  3. marty rubin on July 17th, 2013 4:02 am

    Misery loves company, but not enough to enjoy it.

  4. Normand Blouin on July 19th, 2013 1:15 am

    Studying philosophy becomes a straitjacket.

  5. marty rubin on August 2nd, 2013 5:47 pm

    The road to hell is paved with careful planning.

  6. marty rubin on August 6th, 2013 3:49 pm

    Humor is heartbreak in reverse.

  7. Olivia Dresher on August 6th, 2013 4:28 pm

    Marty, that’s a great one: “Humor is heartbreak in reverse.”

  8. Olivia Dresher on August 6th, 2013 4:35 pm

    Wisdom = the ability to not take things literally.

  9. Olivia Dresher on August 6th, 2013 4:41 pm

    The opposite of brainwashing is curiosity.

  10. Dean Anthony Granitsas on August 7th, 2013 8:02 pm

    Olivia Dresher — There is a blog at http://www.dagranitsas.wordpress.com which contains some of my writings and will contain more in the future. Thanks for your interest.

    James Geary — Thanks for showing these modest pieces.

  11. Dean Anthony Granitsas on August 7th, 2013 8:09 pm

    Marty Rubin — “Humor is heartbreak in reverse”

    Very true — because I feel that humor begins with fear and ends with relief, whereas heartbreak begins with joy and ends with fear.

  12. Olivia Dresher on August 10th, 2013 7:07 pm

    Dean — thanks for the link, and I will check back to read more in the future too.

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