Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother.
- Voltaire -
The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.
- John Lubbock -
Greetings from the banana republic of funkin' North Carolina.
I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted.
- Jean-Paul Sartre -
If you're trapped in the dream of the Other, you're fucked.
― Gilles Deleuze
Music always sounds better on Friday.
- Lou Brutus -
People are talking about immigration, emigration and the rest of the fucking thing. It's all fucking crap. We're all human beings, we're all mammals, we're all rocks, plants, rivers. Fucking borders are just such a pain in the fucking arse.
― Shane MacGowan
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
- Napoleon Hill -
I sat down to spew an Open Thread with hours to spare.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde -
If you aren't just brought up in your tribe but interact with other people either directly or vicariously, through journalism and literature, you see what life is like from other points of view and are less likely to demonize them or dehumanize others and more likely to empathize with them.
People are always angry at anyone who chooses very individual standards for his life; because of the extraordinary treatment which that man grants to himself, they feel degraded, like ordinary beings.
- Friedrich Nietzsche -
How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every shining flower!
- Isaac Watts -