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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

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everyone wants a double feature; they wanna be their own damn teacher

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Posted at 4:27 PM 12 November 2013
You have evolved from worm to man, but much within you is still worm.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
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Posted at 8:48 AM 11 June 2013
Read not to contradict nor to believe, but to weigh and consider.
— Francis Bacon
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Posted at 8:47 PM 23 April 2013
For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed.
— Blaise Pascal, Pensées #72 (via fuckyeahexistentialism)

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Posted at 2:03 AM 19 March 2013
It’s a dangerous book (the Bible), and to worship it is, of course, a far more dangerous idolatry than bowing down to images of wood and stone, because nobody in his senses can confuse a wooden image with God, but you can very easily confuse a set of ideas with God, because concepts are more rarified and abstract
— Alan Watts
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Posted at 7:31 PM 27 October 2012
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I’m dead.
— Kurt Vonnegut (via poorghosts)

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Posted at 8:14 PM 24 October 2012


Richard Dawkins: The lucky ones (via ZEN PENCILS)

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Posted at 7:13 PM 18 September 2012




I’d rather we explore each other’s ideas in real time, rather than assign a label to it and assert you know what’s going to happen in advance.

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Posted at 8:51 PM 08 September 2012
To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Posted at 11:57 AM 06 September 2012

Stephen Fry, you are a beautiful man. Let me be more like you

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Posted at 9:49 PM 31 August 2012
The human understanding is no dry light, but receives an infusion from the will and affections… For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience of research; sober things, because they narrow hope; the deeper things of nature, from superstition; the light of experience, from arrogance and pride, lest his mind should seem to be occupied with things mean and transitory; things not commonly believed, out of deference to the opinion of the vulgar. Numberless, in short, are the ways, and sometimes imperceptible, in which the affections color and infect the understanding.
— Francis Bacon
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Posted at 12:05 PM 21 August 2012

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Posted at 5:02 PM 17 August 2012
Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best. Don’t think about what you want to be, but what you want to do. Keep up some kind of a minimum with other things so that society doesn’t stop you from doing anything at all.
— Richard Feynman
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Posted at 7:22 PM 16 July 2012

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Posted at 9:26 PM 12 July 2012
If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: “It’s gonna go wrong.” Or “She’s going to hurt me.” Or, “I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore …” Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.
— Ray Bradbury [Bradbury on Fresh Air] (via nprfreshair)

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Posted at 5:13 PM 06 June 2012