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The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed, but just marks the last place where rival gangs of shamans fought each other to a standstill.

Robert Anton Wilson

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"Nostics: The only kind of Christians that do not see Halloween as satanic and evil."

David Macleod [ 2020 ]

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The poplars were a symbol. It was only the light from behind the poplars that made their silhouettes visible.

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These Songs are not meant to be understood, you understand.
They are only meant to terrify & comfort.

John Berryman

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"If all men lead mechanical, unpoetical lives, this is the real nihilism, the real undoing of the world."

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It was hard to understand, and all I knew was that you had to run, run, run without knowing why you were running, but on you went through fields you didn't understand and into woods that made you afraid, over hills without knowing you'd been up and down, and shooting across streams that would have cut the heart out of you had you fallen into them. And the winning post was no end to it, even though crowds might be cheering you in, because on you had to go before you got your breath back, and the only time you stopped really was when you tripped over a tree trunk and broke your neck or fell into a disused well and stayed dead in the darkness forever.

Alan Sillitoe, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner

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Randon said:It was hard to understand, and all I knew was that you had to run, run, run without knowing why you were running, but on you went through fields you didn't understand and into woods that made you afraid, over hills without knowing you'd been up and down, and shooting across streams that would have cut the heart out of you had you fallen into them. And the winning post was no end to it, even though crowds might be cheering you in, because on you had to go before you got your breath back, and the only time you stopped really was when you tripped over a tree trunk and broke your neck or fell into a disused well and stayed dead in the darkness forever.

Alan Sillitoe, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner


Absolutely love that book. You chose such a perfect passage from it. Thanks for sharing.

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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

― Albert Einstein

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Wasn’t me

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“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche


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Alter your perspective by a few degrees, and the view is different.

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What makes one a Nihilist is simple...we have a perfect image in our mind of the "Perfect World", but we know that that "Perfect World" can never be...no god or goddess...no religion...no religious guru...no silly political system or power hungry politician, can make that "Perfect World". We know that everything that comes out of everyone's mouth is just shit we all make up.

“If you wish to understand, know that a sudden comprehension comes when the mind has been purged of all the clutter of conceptual and discriminatory thought-activity. Those who seek the truth by means of intellect and learning only get further and further away from it. Not till your thoughts cease all their branching here and there, not till you abandon all thoughts of seeking for something, not till your mind is motionless as wood or stone, will you be on the right road to freedom”
― Huang Po, The Zen Teaching of Huang-Po: On the Transmission of Mind

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Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.

Albert Camus

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