Anonymous said: How to I fill this endless void inside of me?
Oreo cookies and drugs
"The anarchist in his purest form is he, whose memory goes back the farthest: to pre-historical, even pre-mythical times; and who believes, that man at that time fulfilled his true purpose … In this sense the anarchist is the Ur-conservative, who traces the health and the disease of society back to the root."
— Ernst Jünger
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"Socrates himself said, ‘One thing only I know, and this is that I know nothing.’
Remember this statement, because it is an admission that is rare, even among philosophers. Moreover, it can be so dangerous to say in public that it can cost you your life. The most subversive people are those who ask questions. Giving answers is not nearly as threatening. Any one question can be more explosive than a thousand answers."
— Jostein Gaarder: Sophie’s World
O Egypt, Egypt, of thy religion nothing will remain but an empty tale, which thine own children in time to come will not believe; nothing will be left but graven words, and only the stones will tell of thy piety. And in that day men will be weary of life, and they will cease to think the universe worthy of reverent wonder and of worship. And so religion… men will think it a burden, and will come to scorn it. They will no longer love this world around us, this incomparable work of God, this glorious structure which he has built, this sum of good made up of things of many diverse forms, this instrument whereby the will of God operates in that which be has made, ungrudgingly favouring man’s welfare, this combination and accumulation of all the manifold things that can call forth the veneration, praise, and love of the beholder.
Darkness will be preferred to light, and death will be thought more profitable than life; no one will raise his eyes to heaven; the pious will be deemed insane, and the impious wise; the madman will be thought a brave man, and the wicked will be esteemed as good.
— Hermes Trismegistus, Asclepius
"Life consists of rare, isolated moments of the greatest significance and of innumerably many intervals, during which at best the silhouettes of those moments hover about us. Love, springtime, every beautiful melody, mountains, the moon, the sea — all these speak completely to the heart but once, if in fact they ever do get a chance to speak completely. For many men do not have those moments at all, and are themselves intervals and intermissions in the symphony of real life."
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human
"The unfed mind devours itself."
— Gore Vidal
"Why can’t I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which fits best and is more becoming?"
— Sylvia Plath, Journals
"Only a very few people can be independent: it is a prerogative of the strong. And when independence is attempted by someone who has the right to it, but does not need it, we have proof that this man is probably not only strong, but bold to the point of recklessness. He ventures into a labyrinth, he multiplies life’s inevitable dangers a thousandfold, and not the least among these is the absence of any person to see how and where he is going astray, becoming isolated, being rent apart piece by piece in the cave of some Minotaur of the conscience. Assuming that such a person perishes, he perishes so far away from the understanding of human beings that they do not feel it or feel it for him – and he cannot go back again! Not even to the pity of humans!"
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
"I’ve often said that I wish people could realize all of their dreams and wealth and fame so that they could see that it’s not where you’re gonna find your sense of completion. Like many of you, I was concerned about going out into the world and doing something bigger than myself…until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself. My soul is not contained with in the limits of my body; my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul. One unified field of nothing, dancing for no particular reason except maybe to comfort and entertain itself. As that shift happens in you, you won’t be feeling the world; you’ll be felt by it, you’ll be embraced by it."
— From Jim Carrey’s speech, at Maharishi University’s 2014 Graduation Commencement
"Humanity is not an aggregate of individuals, a community of thinkers, each of whom is guaranteed from the outset to be able to reach agreement with the others because all participate in the same thinking essence. Nor, of course, is it a single Being in which the multiplicity of individuals are dissolved and into which these individuals are destined to be reabsorbed. As a matter of principle, humanity is precarious: each person can only believe what he recognizes to be true internally and, at the same time, nobody thinks or makes up his mind without already being caught up in certain relationships with others, which leads him to opt for a particular set of opinions. Everyone is alone and yet nobody can do without other people, not just because they are useful (which is not in dispute here) but also when it comes to happiness."
— Merleau-Ponty, The World of Perception
"Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man; man is the world, and only in the world does he know himself."