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"And now every day was a grey stitch, one following the next following the next following the next, a story in lines, like a railway track to nowhere, telling absolutely nothing." ~ Alexis Hall.

Smutty literature isn't usually the place I'd expect to find a nice quote but...
That's re-formed Macbeth!

“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time.
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle.
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”
 
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That's re-formed Macbeth!“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle. Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”
Hah! So I have good taste after all! I knew it all along. :proud:
 

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Happiness amongst intelligent people is the rarest thing i have ever seen - ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Atheists are PIOUS people - Max stirner
It is neither GOOD nor BAD , but THINKING makes it so - William Shakespeare
No problem can be solved , by the same level of consciousness that created it - Albert Einstein
Scratch a CYNIC , and u will find a disappointed IDEALIST - George carlin ( One of my favorites )
Be a loner , that gives u time to wonder , to search the truth , have holy curiosity , and make your life worth living - Albert Einstein (one of my favorite)
and many more....
 

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"Fuck tomorrow, it's today dear."

"Who wants to live forever?"

"I'm a human being. I'd like people to recognise the fact I'm a human being."

"When I'm performing I'm an extrovert, yet inside I'm a completely different man."

"Does it mean this, does it mean that, that's all anybody wants to know. Fuck them, darling. I'll tell you what any decent poet would say if you dared ask him to analyze his work: If you see it, dear, then it's there."

"Modern paintings are like women: You'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them."

- Freddie Mercury
 
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Quotation is a Serviceable Substitute For Wit - Oscar Wilde.

Edit: WTF is up with this thread?

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On the Improvement of Understanding: Of the Best Mode of Perception
Now that we know what kind of knowledge is necessary for us, we must indicate the way and the method whereby we may gain the said knowledge concerning the things needful to be known. (2) In order to accomplish this, we must first take care not to commit ourselves to a search, going back to infinity—that is, in order to discover the best method of finding truth, there is no need of another method to discover such method; nor of a third method for discovering the second, and so on to infinity. (3) By such proceedings, we should never arrive at the knowledge of the truth, or, indeed, at any knowledge at all. (30:4) The matter stands on the same footing as the making of material tools, which might be argued about in a similar way. (5) For, in order to work iron, a hammer is needed, and the hammer cannot be forthcoming unless it has been made; but, in order to make it, there was need of another hammer and other tools, and so on to infinity. (6) We might thus vainly endeavor to prove that men have no power of working iron.

[31] (1) But as men at first made use of the instruments supplied by nature to accomplish very easy pieces of workmanship, laboriously and imperfectly, and then, when these were finished, wrought other things more difficult with less labour and greater perfection; and so gradually mounted from the simplest operations to the making of tools, and from the making of tools to the making of more complex tools, and fresh feats of workmanship, till they arrived at making, complicated mechanisms which they now possess. (31:2) So, in like manner, the intellect, by its native strength, [k], makes for itself intellectual instruments, whereby it acquires strength for performing other intellectual operations, [l], and from these operations again fresh instruments, or the power of pushing its investigations further, and thus gradually proceeds till it reaches the summit of wisdom.
 

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At the first turning of the second stair
I turned and saw below
The same shape twisted on the banister
Under the vapour and fetid air
Struggling with the devil of the stairs who wears
The deceitful face of hope and of despair.

Ash Wednesday, TS Eliot.
 

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There's this quote from Charles Munger (probably an INTP) where you know you're qualified to hold a particular opinion when you can argue for the opposite view even better than the average person holding the opposite view

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Some French socialist said that private property was theft … I say that private property is a nuisance.



the whole machinery of our intelligence, our general ideas and laws, fixed and external objects, principles, persons, and gods, are so many symbolic, algebraic expressions. They stand for experience; experience which we are incapable of retaining and surveying in its multitudinous immediacy. We should flounder hopelessly, like the animals, did we not keep ourselves afloat and direct our course by these intellectual devices. Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of fact.


Because the peculiarity of man is that his machinery for reaction on external things has involved an imaginative transcript of these things, which is preserved and suspended in his fancy; and the interest and beauty of this inward landscape, rather than any fortunes that may await his body in the outer world, constitute his proper happiness. By their mind, its scope, quality, and temper, we estimate men, for by the mind only do we exist as men, and are more than so many storage-batteries for material energy. Let us therefore be frankly human. Let us be content to live in the mind.


Talk not so much, then, young artist, of the great old masters, who but painted and chisell’d. Study not only their productions. There is a still higher school for him who would kindle his fire with coal from the altar of the loftiest and purest art. It is the school of all grand actions and grand virtues, of heroism, of the death of patriots and martyrs — of all the mighty deeds written in the pages of history — deeds of daring, and enthusiasm, devotion, and fortitude.


History is nothing but assisted and recorded memory. It might almost be said to be no science at all, if memory and faith in memory were not what science necessarily rest on. In order to sift evidence we must rely on some witness, and we must trust experience before we proceed to expand it. The line between what is known scientifically and what has to be assumed in order to support knowledge is impossible to draw. Memory itself is an internal rumour; and when to this hearsay within the mind we add the falsified echoes that reach us from others, we have but a shifting and unseizable basis to build upon. The picture we frame of the past changes continually and grows every day less similar to the original experience which it purports to describe.
 

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“Our freedom of choice in a competitive society rests on the fact that, if one person refuses to satisfy our wishes, we can turn to another. But if we face a monopolist we are at his absolute mercy. And an authority directing the whole economic system of the country would be the most powerful monopolist conceivable…it would have complete power to decide what we are to be given and on what terms. It would not only decide what commodities and services were to be available and in what quantities; it would be able to direct their distributions between persons to any degree it liked.”
― Friedrich August von Hayek
 
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