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09-19-2015 06:58 AM
Re: Favourite Quotes

"The moving finger writes, and having writ, moves on, and all your piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." - Omar Khayyam
08-07-2015 05:20 AM
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"I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life." - Conor Oberst
08-04-2015 04:25 PM
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"Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change." - Gretchen Rubine
07-30-2015 06:17 PM
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"I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences... I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else." - Queen Latifah
07-28-2015 10:04 PM
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"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." - Nelson Mandela
05-20-2015 06:01 AM
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Where could I possibly find enough leather
To cover the surface of the thorny earth?
Yet leather on the soles of my shoes
Is as good as covering the entire earth

Likewise it is not possible for me
To restrain the external course of things
But if could I restrain this mind of mine
Why would I need to restrain all else?

- Shantideva (Buddhist)
05-20-2015 05:44 AM
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“Every hundred feet the world changes”

- Roberto Bolaño

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away"

- Philip K. Dick

“People don't want children to know what they need to know. They want their kids to know what they ought to need to know. If you're a teacher you're in a constant battle with mildly deluded adults who think the world will get better if you imagine it is better. You want to teach about sex? Fine, but only when they're old enough to do it. You want to talk politics? Sure, but nothing modern. Religion? So long as you don't actually think about it. Otherwise some furious mob will come to your house and burn you for a witch.”

- Nick Harkaway
05-17-2015 06:21 PM
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"I'm pretty sure I'm connected to the moon." - David Lynch
05-17-2015 05:42 PM
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"And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
05-17-2015 04:00 PM
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"'For manifestly you have long been aware of what you mean when you use the expression "being". We, however, who used to think we understood it, have now become perplexed.' Do we in our time have an answer to the question of what we really mean by the word 'being'? Not at all. So it is fitting that we should raise anew the question of the meaning of Being. But are we nowadays even perplexed at our inability to understand the expression 'Being'? Not at all. So first of all we must reawaken an understanding for the meaning of this question."

- Martin Heidegger

"I'm a good Hegelian. If you have good theory, forget about reality."

- Slavoj Žižek

"See the steeple pine. The hills as old as time
Soon to be put to the test, To be whipped by the winds of the west

Stands on shifting sands, The scales held in her hands
The wind it just whips her and wails, And fills up her brigantine sails

She'll carry on through it all , She's a waterfall"

- The Stone Roses
12-30-2014 12:33 AM
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"If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late." - Henny Youngman
12-29-2014 08:53 PM
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"What man laid on his back counting stars and thought about a number?" - Don Draper, Mad Men
12-29-2014 06:32 PM
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“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
-- Douglas Adams, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy
12-29-2014 09:08 AM
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“Granted it is easy at least comparatively to find pleasure in error when there's nothing at stake. But that can't be the whole story since all of us have been known to throw tantrums over totally trivial mistakes. What makes illusions different is that for the most part we enter in them by consent. We might not know exactly how we are going to err but we know that the error is coming and we say yes to the experience anyways.

In a sense much the same thing could be said of life in general. We can't know where your next error lurks or what form it will take but we can be very sure that it is waiting for us. With illusions we look forward to this encounter since whatever minor price we paid in pride is handily outweighed by curiosity at first and by pleasure afterward. The same will not always true when we venture past these simple perceptual failures to more complex and consequential mistakes But nor is willing the embrace of error always beyond us. In fact this might be the most important thing that illusions can teach us: that is is possible at least some of the time to find in being wrong a deeper satisfaction then we would have found being right.” ― Kathryn Schulz, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
11-03-2014 09:11 PM
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You see, most people think great God will come from the sky
Take away everything and make everybody feel high
BUT IF YOU KNOW WHAT LIFE IS WORTH, YOU WOULD LOOK FOR YOURS ON EARTH, Now you see the light, stand up for your right

Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don't give up a fight

- Bob Marley - Get Up, Stand Up
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