More Aphorisms by Eino Vastaranta

I first blogged about Eino Vastaranta’s aphorisms in 2010. He lives and blogs in Helsinki. This new selection is from his book Vastalauseita (‘Objections’ or ‘Protests’ in English), which contains 300 aphorisms and was published last year, as well as some sayings he intends to publish in his next collection.

 

From a bird’s-eye view we’re all shitheads.

 

People and animals are tortured because they don’t talk.

 

Natural diversity increases, thanks to mutations.

 

Supporters of nuclear power tilt against windmills.

 

A gift for someone who has everything? A sense of proportion.

 

The exclamation mark: a cannon shooting its own ankle.

 

What you want done unto you you have to do yourself.