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+qotdserver 1.0
+Copyright (C) 2019 Richard Knight
+Run the usuals:
+ make
+ make install (as root)
+This will compile and install qotdserver to /usr/sbin/qotdserver, along with
+the default config at /etc/qotdserver.conf
+A postgresql database should be created and then create_table.sql executed
+within. A specific user with permissions to select from the quote table should
+be set up, for example with the following commands:
+ CREATE USER qotdserver ENCRYPTED PASSWORD 'db_password';
+ GRANT SELECT ON quote TO qotdserver;
+This creates the database with a couple of thousand example quotes. In order to
+change/add quotes, refer to README.
+Edit /etc/qotdserver.conf, changing the parameters in the database section to
+reflect the postgresql account.
+The day parameter in the general section specifies the mode of operation as an
+integer, which can be:
+ 0 : New quote on connection
+ 1 : New quote each day (reset at 00:00)
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+ This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+ but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+ GNU General Public License for more details.
+ You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+ along with this program. If not, see <>.
+Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
+ If the program does terminal interaction, make it output a short
+notice like this when it starts in an interactive mode:
+ <program> Copyright (C) <year> <name of author>
+ This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
+ This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
+ under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
+The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
+parts of the General Public License. Of course, your program's commands
+might be different; for a GUI interface, you would use an "about box".
+ You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or school,
+if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if necessary.
+For more information on this, and how to apply and follow the GNU GPL, see
+ The GNU General Public License does not permit incorporating your program
+into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you
+may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with
+the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General
+Public License instead of this License. But first, please read
diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/Makefile
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+# Object Files
+ ${BUILDDIR}/db.o \
+ ${BUILDDIR}/ini.o \
+ ${BUILDDIR}/logger.o \
+ ${BUILDDIR}/main.o \
+ ${BUILDDIR}/server.o
+# C Compiler Flags
+# Link Libraries and Options
+# Build Targets
+qotdserver: ${OBJECTFILES}
+${BUILDDIR}/db.o: db.c
+ ${RM} "$@.d"
+ $(COMPILE.c) -g -I/usr/include/postgresql/ -MMD -MP -MF "$@.d" -o ${BUILDDIR}/db.o db.c
+${BUILDDIR}/ini.o: ini.c
+ ${RM} "$@.d"
+ $(COMPILE.c) -g -MMD -MP -MF "$@.d" -o ${BUILDDIR}/ini.o ini.c
+${BUILDDIR}/logger.o: logger.c
+ ${RM} "$@.d"
+ $(COMPILE.c) -g -MMD -MP -MF "$@.d" -o ${BUILDDIR}/logger.o logger.c
+${BUILDDIR}/main.o: main.c
+ ${RM} "$@.d"
+ $(COMPILE.c) -g -MMD -MP -MF "$@.d" -o ${BUILDDIR}/main.o main.c
+${BUILDDIR}/server.o: server.c
+ ${RM} "$@.d"
+ $(COMPILE.c) -g -MMD -MP -MF "$@.d" -o ${BUILDDIR}/server.o server.c
+ ${RM} -r ${BUILDDIR}
+ ${CP} ${BUILDDIR}/qotdserver /usr/sbin/
+ ${CP} qotdserver.conf /etc/
diff --git a/README b/README
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/README
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+qotdserver 1.0
+Copyright (C) 2019 Richard Knight
+Implementation of RFC865: TCP quote of the day server, using a postgresql
+database for quote retrieval and threaded connection handling.
+A couple of thousand quotes are included in the create_db.sql script. These
+have been scraped from some websites and in general contain a lot of profanity,
+potentially transgressive content and edginess. If that's a problem, don't
+use them.
+When installed, the database table used features three notable columns: quote,
+author and source. Quote must always be present, but author and source are
+Insert new quotes to the database with a statement such as the following:
+ INSERT INTO quote (quote, author, source, created)
+ VALUES ('Yes, it is Friday', 'T. Westwood', 'The Ether', current_timestamp);
+created and the value current_timestamp are optional and currently just exist
+to log when a new quote was inserted to the database.
+There is no init script at the moment so you will need to create your own,
+add to rc.local (or similar), or start manually.
diff --git a/create_table.sql b/create_table.sql
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/create_table.sql
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+ qotdserver
+Copyright (C) 2019 Richard Knight
+This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
+it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
+(at your option) any later version.
+This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+GNU General Public License for more details.
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+along with this program. If not, see <>.
+ */
+SET statement_timeout = 0;
+SET client_encoding = 'UTF8';
+SET standard_conforming_strings = on;
+SET check_function_bodies = false;
+SET client_min_messages = warning;
+ id integer NOT NULL,
+ quote text,
+ author text,
+ source text,
+ created timestamp without time zone
+CREATE SEQUENCE quote_id_seq
+ CACHE 1;
+ALTER TABLE ONLY quote ALTER COLUMN id SET DEFAULT nextval('quote_id_seq'::regclass);
+COPY quote (id, quote, author, source, created) FROM stdin;
+1 "Bitch." "Slut." "Whore." "Cunt." I kicked Joyce in the shin. I draw the line at cunt." Janet Evanovich Four to Score 2019-01-02 04:16:54.340163
+2 "You can forgive a young cunt anything. A young cunt doesn't have to have brains. They're better without brains. But an old cunt, even if she's brilliant, even if she's the most charming woman in the world, nothing makes any difference. A young cunt is an investment; an old cunt is a dead loss. All they can do for you is buy you things. But that doesn't put meat on their arms or juice between their legs." Henry Miller Tropic of Cancer 2019-01-02 04:16:54.597918
+3 "Bawdy in thoughts, precise in words, Ill-natured though a whore, Her belly is a bag of turds, And her cunt a common shore." John Wilmot The Complete Poems 2019-01-02 04:16:54.854976
+5 "How quickly pettiness returns, and that most ignoble form of real estate, the possessive occupation and tyranny over two square inches of human flesh, the wife's cunt." Leonard Cohen Beautiful Losers 2019-01-02 04:16:55.378494
+6 "Cupid and Bacchus my saints are, May drink and love still reign, With wine I wash away my cares, And then to cunt again." John Wilmot 2d Earl of Rochester Poems by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester 2019-01-02 04:16:55.634106
+7 "Be careful of your spelling, if an o can make count cunt, what it might do to you." M.F. Moonzajer LOVE, HATRED AND MADNESS 2019-01-02 04:16:55.892284
+9 "I got the idea of Henry Green \N 2019-01-02 04:16:56.408233
+10 "Nothing like beautiful legs. 'Cause with beautiful legs, even if you've been there only once or twice, there might be something up there besides the cunt, there might be something really marvellous this time - it could be a cunt, but it could be - it's just something about looking at the legs just makes you - I'm not saying there's anything wrong with the cunt, I'm just saying, you always imagine - some extra magic when you're looking at the outside portion of the female." Charles Bukowski \N 2019-01-02 04:16:56.668048
+11 "Find a cunt that fits you and you’ll never be the same”, he would say. “Never find any peace. See, it won’t matter if she dishonors you. It won’t matter if she lies to you, hurts you, spits in your face, fucks other men. All you’ll want to know is: are you coming back to me? Are you going to let me have that fantastic cunt one more time? One more time with that cunt that fits you is all you’ll care about. Ruin your family, ruin yourself, nothing will matter." Harry Crews \N 2019-01-02 04:16:56.926293
+13 "I am an atheist and your cunts cannot change my mind." M.F. Moonzajer \N 2019-01-02 04:16:57.438132
+14 "You better fucking tell us where your little buddies are, or I am going to kick your uterus out, you fucking cunt." Brian Michael Bendis Powers, Vol. 5: Anarchy 2019-01-02 04:16:57.69152
+15 "So much cunt the fish were dying." Robert Black \N 2019-01-02 04:16:57.948892
+16 "After all, the Indo-European word cunt was derived from the goddess Kunda or Cunti, and shares the same root as kin and country." Eve Ensler The Vagina Monologues 2019-01-02 04:16:58.203262
+17 "We live in a world where a cunt has more fans than a scholar." M.F. Moonzajer \N 2019-01-02 04:16:58.458991
+18 "You know you can be a real bitch sometimes." "I can be a perfect cunt." Garth Ennis The Boys, Volume 5: Herogasm 2019-01-02 04:16:58.712809
+19 "I don't think this one's business as usual. Me evil cunt sense is tinglin'." Garth Ennis The Boys, Volume 9: The Big Ride 2019-01-02 04:16:58.964085
+20 "An interesting man. He was a last minute replacement as Bush's running mate, when the original candidate managed to say "Thy Kingdom Cunt" at a prayer breakfast." Garth Ennis The Boys, Volume 9: The Big Ride 2019-01-02 04:16:59.220579
+21 "As the old saying goes: With great power comes the total fuckin' certainty that you're gonna turn into a cunt." Garth Ennis The Boys, Volume 9: The Big Ride 2019-01-02 04:16:59.475145
+22 "There'd be no point trynna blackmail a bloke everyone already knows is a cunt, would there?" Garth Ennis The Boys, Volume 2: Get Some 2019-01-02 04:16:59.729585
+24 "If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!" John Waters \N 2019-01-02 04:17:02.156612
+25 "Play it fuckin' loud!" Bob Dylan \N 2019-01-02 04:17:02.411382
+26 "Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn" Orson Welles \N 2019-01-02 04:17:02.665093
+27 "in this land some of us fuck more than we die but most of us die better than we fuck" Charles Bukowski Love Is a Dog from Hell 2019-01-02 04:17:02.921902
+28 "Well I haven't fucked much with the past, But I've fucked plenty with the future. - Patti Smith Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015 2019-01-02 04:17:03.17627
+29 "Fuck this. Fuck this wondering. Fuck this trying and trying. Fuck this belief that two people can become one ideal. Fuck this helplessness. Fuck this waiting for something to happen that probably won't ever happen." David Levithan Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 2019-01-02 04:17:03.433059
+30 "The earth makes a sound as of sighs and the last drops fall from the emptied cloudless sky. A small boy, stretching out his hands and looking up at the blue sky, asked his mother how such a thing was possible. Fuck off, she said." Samuel Beckett \N 2019-01-02 04:17:03.691794
+31 "If you can't say "Fuck" you can't say, "Fuck the government." Lenny Bruce \N 2019-01-02 04:17:03.949588
+32 "Don't fuck with me, fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo." Joan Crawford \N 2019-01-02 04:17:04.205711
+33 "What kind of fuckery is this?" Amy Winehouse \N 2019-01-02 04:17:04.46245
+34 "I think a man's "wordplay" can be so fucking sexy!!! I love a good mind fuck!!" Junnita Jackson \N 2019-01-02 04:17:04.87032
+35 "if i'm going to fuck up my life, does it really matter which way i do it?." Jodi Picoult Salem Falls 2019-01-02 04:17:05.127575
+36 "Fuck me,” I whispered, giving him permission, taking him into my flesh, a soft invitation to madness." Emme Rollins Dear Rockstar 2019-01-02 04:17:05.385632
+37 "Cause if you shoot a bullet someone dies. If you drop a bomb many die. You hit a woman, love dies. But if you say the F-word... nothing actually happens." Richard Curtis \N 2019-01-02 04:17:05.639267
+38 "Fuck the world and never tell them I love you." M.F. Moonzajer \N 2019-01-02 04:17:05.89321
+39 "Seth rolled his eyes. “Because you’re such a ladies man.” “I can be. I just have standards, is all. I’m very selective about who I choose to spend time with, whereas you’ll fuck anything that moves. And several things that don’t." Elle Parker Like Coffee and Doughnuts 2019-01-02 04:17:06.149049
+40 "Please forgive me, Mother. I apologize for saying 'fuck.'" Then he straightened and addressed Doug. "Which, by the way, was repeated sixty-seven times in this particular film. It has a running length of ninety-four minutes. So last night while watching it, she heard fuck, or a derivative thereof, spoken every one and a half minutes, give or take a few seconds. But if my saying fuck offended her, then I'm fucking sorry." Sandra Brown Smash Cut 2019-01-02 04:17:06.40772
+41 "Now I must leave you as you enter the world that is Fuck. You are fucking lucky to be here. It's almost utopian." Lewis Black The F-Word 2019-01-02 04:17:06.66374
+42 "You are a religious and a scholar; what the fuck?" M.F. Moonzajer \N 2019-01-02 04:17:06.920664
+44 "She is both ecstatic and flabbergasted by how much of a needy, wanton slut her African lover has turned her into, who even after two shuddering orgasms, wants to experience a lot more." S.S. Barry The African Mating Ritual 2019-01-02 04:17:07.433991
+45 "Charles used to say, “If God had meant boys to be fucked, he would have put a hole in their ass." Edmund White The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading 2019-01-02 04:17:07.687249
+46 "That was how he managed to convince them to allow his wife to be a part of the ritual and to allow him to watch while his wife got fucked by a “bull with a large black cock,” which was how he described it while seated in Cynthia’s living room." S.S. Barry The African Mating Ritual 2019-01-02 04:17:07.94433
+47 "Swallow "FUCK You" recipe." Deyth Banger Jokes From A 2019-01-02 04:17:08.200248
+49 "Improvising is playing a game with no plot rules which middles you as fuck." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:08.716243
+50 "Ahh ugh.. ., you are a smartass… Twisted fuck!" Deyth Banger Jokes From A 2019-01-02 04:17:08.974205
+52 "God is a corrupted fuck." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:09.480024
+53 "God is a SLENDER.. bender rigid fuck." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:09.732867
+54 "Fuck you.” Finn glanced her over, once, leisurely, and when his eyes returned to her flushed and angry face, he said, “You certainly did." Nenia Campbell Star Crossed 2019-01-02 04:17:12.202655
+55 "I know what you want. You’re a vicious little hellcat—all teeth and claws. And you want to use them, don’t you? You want to fight. You like to fight.” She stiffened at the pinch of his teeth at her neck and he blew gently into her ear. “Fight me, then. Fight me as much as you want. As hard as you want. Because no matter what you do, I’m going to ruin you. No one will ever fuck you the way I do." Nenia Campbell Star Crossed 2019-01-02 04:17:12.462814
+56 "I curse when I get really upset. Letting off steam that way makes me feel a little bit better. I've been through a lot, but I have never had the urge to go postal. I thank fuck for that." Oliver Markus Malloy Bad Choices Make Good Stories - Going to New York 2019-01-02 04:17:12.719918
+57 "So you’re saying they don’t want to kill us, they want to fuck us?” “At that level of desire the two acts are interchangeable, sir." Matt Wallace Lustlocked 2019-01-02 04:17:12.97764
+58 "Medical studies have shown that cursing reduces levels of stress and pain. Repressing your anger is not healthy. It's much better to verbalize it, and let off steam. Maybe all that repressed anger is the reason why there are so many serial killers in America." Oliver Markus Malloy Bad Choices Make Good Stories - Going to New York 2019-01-02 04:17:13.231142
+59 "Brightness of day always end with the darkness of Night" Rashid Jorvee \N 2019-01-02 04:17:13.51219
+60 "Oh my God, Michelle thought, I think we’re making love. It was a term everyone barfed at. No one wanted to make love, people wanted to fuck, to take each other’s skin apart with knives and pin it back together with needles." Michelle Tea Black Wave 2019-01-02 04:17:13.767647
+61 "When a guy calls you hot, he's looking at your body. When a guy calls you pretty, he's looking at your face. When a guy calls you beautiful, he's looking at your heart. All three guys still wanna fuck you though." Oliver Markus Malloy Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends 2019-01-02 04:17:14.024932
+62 "My Life is bad because of my mother and father... choices..., they made the wrong choices." Deyth Banger The Life Of One Kid 2019-01-02 04:17:14.282098
+63 "Go, follow your heart and fuck yourself." Sudheer Reddy \N 2019-01-02 04:17:14.535713
+65 "If no one should not ask with you anything. Then for what the fuck purpose you raised question with me.." Allan Bridjith \N 2019-01-02 04:17:15.05176
+66 "Why do some people feel offended by the word shit, but not by the word poop? Because some little old lady at the FCC decided that good citizens don't use the word shit, and suddenly using a word like shit or fuck becomes an act of civil disobedience. Suddenly a little four-letter word has the power to shock." Oliver Markus Malloy Bad Choices Make Good Stories - Going to New York 2019-01-02 04:17:15.310624
+68 "Life is a drop of worry... "The more you fuck... the less you get fucked." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:15.826687
+69 "Life is a lame shit, Reality is a lame shit." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:16.084074
+70 "That's my story... I decided to share it with you all guys... like or don't... I don't give a fuck." Deyth Banger The Life of One Kid 2 2019-01-02 04:17:16.337991
+71 "Every master loves to fuck a slave. It is a law of nature, or maybe culture." Annalee Newitz Autonomous 2019-01-02 04:17:16.593902
+72 "All about the fucking money... money... money... thinking it's for the good for your generation... but so far it's neither and for that and neither and for that... It's mostly for the worst of your generation and other's generations." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:16.851004
+73 "Gasping, screaming, rocking sideways and back and forth, she came. She kept his prick inside her until she felt yet another surge of his fuck. She came. He had come three times, she twice. And Marina wanted to come again." Joyce Haber The Users 2019-01-02 04:17:17.110107
+74 "Why do some people feel offended by the word shit, but not by the word poop? Because some little old lady at the FCC decided that good citizens don't use the word shit, and suddenly using a word like shit or fuck becomes an act of civil disobedience. Suddenly a little four-letter word has the power to shock." Oliver Markus Malloy Bad Choices Make Good Stories - Going to New York 2019-01-02 04:17:17.365001
+75 "We gonna use codes... to be easily able to talk about different girls and to give them rates from 1 up to 10." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:17.621337
+76 "Dear Fuckers, You may laugh at seeing one person's situation . Just remember.. You was also in that situation." Allan Bridjith \N 2019-01-02 04:17:17.876007
+77 "U just gotta a ticket for the new town "FUCK YOU"." Deyth Banger Diary 1 2019-01-02 04:17:18.130932
+78 "CUT! ... Cut... ... FUCKING CUT IT! .... Where is the fucking screenplay?" Deyth Banger The Life of One Kid 2 2019-01-02 04:17:18.38824
+80 "If you to get progress... less fuck is the formula + label people... and put yourself in high status... you are there and you own the room... you ain't jealous, you ain't freak or blame." Deyth Banger How to Talk to Anyone 2019-01-02 04:17:18.901416
+81 "I'm the type of guy your MOM would approve of, your DAD would wanna have a beer and chill with, and your wild AUNT would wanna Fuck." Genereux Philip \N 2019-01-02 04:17:19.155866
+82 "Fake isn't the perfect choice one moment the person in front of you will just catch you... or you can't do that forever... and be a sick fuck to play with people's feeling. To be real, sometimes is the worst pain." Deyth Banger Fakeness = Thoughts 2019-01-02 04:17:19.413686
+83 "The world today is Sodom and Gomorrah. So, dear ladies, f*ck yourselves on your own because there are no men to do it for you." Vinko Vrbanic \N 2019-01-02 04:17:19.667785
+84 "Foulmouthed individuals seem to have their neuron systems replaced by colon structures, given that their terminology profusely consists of "sh*t and f*ck". ("Tolerance zero")" Erik Pevernagie \N 2019-01-02 04:17:21.345252
+85 "Dear Josh, we stopped by to fuck you but you didn't answer the door. Therefore you are gay. Sincerely, Tiffany and Amber." Daniel Clowes Ghost World 2019-01-02 04:17:21.600453
+86 "This book contains a lot of "bad" words. So if you are easily offended, go fuck yourself." Oliver Markus \N 2019-01-02 04:17:21.855192
+87 "There’s something painfully beautiful about a woman who loves without condition. Heart filled with cracks from mistrust and disappointment and yet she loves as if her heart knows nothing of betrayal. For the strength and faith she holds, in spite reasons not to hold, she deserves love. But fu** it, she finds love within herself." Ahimsa Murfi \N 2019-01-02 04:17:22.111843
+88 "Fuck, she's so fucking stubborn." Anna Todd After We Fell 2019-01-02 04:17:22.367582
+89 "life - your gunna meet some two faced people, some bosses that make your soul cringe, some places you wished you'd never walked into... But then you'll grow, you'll learn that your gut instinct isn't nieve, your boss can ' fuck it' because your dreams are more important and the places you walked into unaware of chaos, will bring you to places of perfect peace. Hold on, the struggle won't last forever." Nikki Rowe \N 2019-01-02 04:17:22.631397
+90 "We like to romanticize the wild, raw, majestic beauty of nature. But when you take a closer look, nature is really just a giant fuckfest. That beautiful bird chirping? It's a mating call. That pretty little bird is trying to get laid. And why does the peacock have such beautiful feathers? To attract females. Because he's trying to get laid." Oliver Markus Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends 2019-01-02 04:17:22.886434
+91 "When people say they're too busy, ask them If they'll have time to die, and see If dead's gonna give a damn." Michael Bassey Johnson \N 2019-01-02 04:17:23.143873
+92 "You can either choose a beautiful to fuck, which everyone fucks, or choose to fuck an ugly one, which no one fucks." M.F. Moonzajer \N 2019-01-02 04:17:23.399511
+93 "Off, fuck off enough of this shit… and screw you." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:23.654363
+94 "In many a case, the phrase ‘I’d like to get to know you better’ is a euphemism for ‘I want us to fuck." Mokokoma Mokhonoana \N 2019-01-02 04:17:23.910331
+95 "Trust me I know this shit, Don't fuck with me!" Jim Jensen \N 2019-01-02 04:17:24.928994
+96 "Fuck that. Fuck that idea like the fucking captain of the Thai Fuck Team fucking at the fucking Tour de Fuck." David Wong John Dies at the End 2019-01-02 04:17:25.18112
+97 " Paul Monette \N 2019-01-02 04:17:25.436252
+98 "Sorry girls, not every man is running after what you think." Eyden I. Woman's Book: Only For Men 2019-01-02 04:17:25.689169
+99 "Year Zillion “What is your contribution to society?” “I mind my own business and I always know when to shut the fuck up.” **Gets Nobel Prize** If two people are happy together, just leave them alone." Eyden I. Kiss Friendzone Goodbye 2019-01-02 04:17:25.945985
+151 "HP-UX is a pretty good implementation of BSD, although it's not as featureful as SunOS." John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young UNIX for Dummies 2019-01-02 04:17:43.961162
+100 "You like to say fucking a lot, don’t you?” I muttered while adding the sweatpants to the cart. “It’s like verbal salt. I enjoy sprinkling it on everything." Bijou Hunter Damaged and the Knight 2019-01-02 04:17:26.202786
+101 "SEX Pussy, pussy, pussy. Cock, cock, cock. Ass, ass, ass. The games we play. No, no, no, makes us obsessed to the point of insanity. Yes, yes, yes, makes us superior to the point of cruelty. It's just a fuck, after all." Robert Black \N 2019-01-02 04:17:26.461621
+102 "Thoughts are powerful, one thinking for something makes big changes... you try... Imagine this say "I want to fuck", then imaginate a girl. A woman which is 18 years old, blonde hair, white skin, big ass, big boobs, long legs, and likes to play with dicks... Think few times on such type of stuff and look the magic!" Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:26.716969
+103 "To enjoy something you should enjoy the quality... fucked up quality equal not having enjoyment." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:26.971859
+105 "How have everything started??? Just two humans man and woman make so many people on the planet??? That's impossible, it can't happe, it's something else..... SO what you are saying Adam has fucked Eve day and night??? ANd how have they take care for so many kids???... What if the planet is flat and nasa and all other stuff are lieing???" Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:27.490536
+106 "Hey.... hey mother fuckers, waky, waky, wake up, wake up...." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:27.747516
+107 "When I was outside, you were saying why you are comming home, why you won't go home?? When now I'm home why I'm not going outside... wtf????????" Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:28.001185
+108 "Off Fuck off... the same story over and over and again and again.. I don't want it!" Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:28.256989
+109 "Hello, I know that now you - father you are reading this Fuck you, fuck you, how did you decide to suicide fucking bastard!..." Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:28.513314
+110 "Mourn, cry, be sad god doesn't give a fuck. The life has been taken in one or other way and it can't be done anything that's all, it's not big philosophy - it's short and it can't be more longer than this!" Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:28.771227
+111 "Magic = Chess, Chess is with strategy, doing moves which people think that they are random, but they aren't random. They are part of the strategy. The same is in the magic. However, the magic, have the ability to distraction!" Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:29.027013
+113 "Oh, fucking expression, attention and impression! (Dexter)" Deyth Banger \N 2019-01-02 04:17:29.551684
+114 "Confidence is being able to say ‘Fuck you, I’m the shit’ without opening your mouth, say it with your walk, with your smile, say it with your entire being." Tati-Ana Mercedes \N 2019-01-02 04:17:31.781998
+115 "Fuck', I think. What a beautiful word. If I could say only one thing for the rest of my life, that would be it." Kaui Hart Hemmings The Descendants 2019-01-02 04:17:32.036152
+116 "Well, I'd say fuck too, if I were me. I'd say it backward and forward and around the block, fuck this and fuck that and fuck it all at once, twice, three times." Colum McCann Let the Great World Spin 2019-01-02 04:17:32.294207
+117 "I bet she likes it hard, from behind, probably likes to get spanked too. I mean, just look at her, she has a serious come-fuck-me-face." Ida Løkås Det fine som flyter forbi 2019-01-02 04:17:32.547306
+118 "I like the word 'fuck'. The word means what it means, but it also means whatever you need it to mean." Lisa Glatt A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That: A Novel 2019-01-02 04:17:32.807086
+119 "Look," I growled. "You fuck with me, and I'll fuck with you right back, and I fuck harder than you think." Okay, that had sounded better in my head." Alexis Hall \N 2019-01-02 04:17:33.06113
+121 "You’ve heard the saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Well, just change that to "F**k a man and you’ve made him happy for a day. Teach a man to f**k and you’ve made him happy for a lifetime." Roberto Hogue Real Secrets of Sex: A Women's Guide on How to Be Good in Bed 2019-01-02 04:17:33.579918
+122 "But you don't fuck me cold-heartedly,' she protested. 'I don't want to fuck you at all.' Lady Chatterly's Lover" D.H. Lawrence Lady Chatterley's Lover 2019-01-02 04:17:33.836193
+123 "I'm seein' the syphilitic afterbirth of a Mongolian clusterfuck, is what I see there." Joe Coleman \N 2019-01-02 04:17:34.089548
+816 "Corporations turned the human into a robot a long time ago." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:43.520448
+124 "The basic formula of life... SURVIVE. EAT. SHIT. FUCK. BUY A HOUSE and DIE. It's all been scripted. But there's no need to see the second act. You already know how the play ends, don't you?" Andrew Armacost The Poor Man's Guide to Suicide 2019-01-02 04:17:34.345341
+125 "(When) When you call me nugget. When you take pictures of me. When you dance. When you complement me. When you laugh. When your eyes squint as you smile. When we make love when we're sick. I fall more in love with you." Crystal Woods Write like no one is reading 2019-01-02 04:17:34.602093
+126 "getting old means getting lucky sometimes means sometimes you learn & along with other sweeter acquisitions you learn that nine tenths of what goes down is bullshit that there's just no way to be with people & not smear yr tongue with bullshit lies that it doesn't help to fuck with people & anyway once you know how it's no fun any more" John Thomas Idlet (John Thomas) Epopoeia And the Decay of Satire 2019-01-02 04:17:34.908742
+128 "People simply say “Struggles bring you success”, but they do not understand that those struggles certainly fuck us too." M.F. Moonzajer \N 2019-01-02 04:17:35.42633
+129 "I didn't undrstnd Y I alwys lov uh.. knwing dat it is vry risky May b... I wanna pay it hard.. evry tym I got a f**k bt nw i think i learned hw i play wid it..!!" Rojni Dhurve \N 2019-01-02 04:17:35.681677
+130 "And it’s the only whorehouse in town. They say if you can sprout up twelve inches of dick you get to fuck free." Larry McMurtry The Last Kind Words Saloon 2019-01-02 04:17:35.937312
+131 "I curse when I get really upset. Letting off steam that way makes me feel a little bit better. I've been through a lot, but I have never had the urge to go postal. I thank fuck for that." Oliver Markus Sex and Crime: Oliver's Strange Journey 2019-01-02 04:17:36.191734
+132 "In entirety, valentine is a FUCKING DAY, rather than the sanctity of its literal meaning." Michael Bassey Johnson \N 2019-01-02 04:17:36.446976
+133 "You going to fuck her or kill her?” Anneke asked when Nyx sent Mercia off with her bodyguards. “You never look that close unless it’s one or the other." Kameron Hurley Rapture 2019-01-02 04:17:36.707152
+134 "Fuck, Christina.” “Yes, fuck Christina. I think she'd like that." Nenia Campbell Cease and Desist 2019-01-02 04:17:36.96356
+135 "To satiate is a dirty thing, she’s mine, a possession, equally dirty and never satiates." Stephen Demone Pathetic Pussy 2019-01-02 04:17:37.221433
+136 "Talk is cheap. Show me the code." Linus Torvalds \N 2019-01-02 04:17:38.797268
+137 "Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is an expert of understatement in his leadership of Linux development community. When eager programmers would ask him, ‘”What part of Linux should I work on?’ his answer would usually be, ‘”Let me know when you find out’ (p.286)." Dan Woods Wikis For Dummies 2019-01-02 04:17:39.053746
+138 "A lot of the machines that Google is built on—commodity is the polite word for them—they're regular PCs and so they're not always the most reliable." Jessica Livingston Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days 2019-01-02 04:17:39.313801
+139 "Paul Buchheit: Then you have what we do with PCs, and that's technically pretty challenging—to take this big network of machines that are unreliable and build a big, reliable storage system out of it." Jessica Livingston Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days 2019-01-02 04:17:39.570634
+140 "I was born in debian, school in ubuntu, worked with some distro, and finally on slackware I go home." creatorbe \N 2019-01-02 04:17:39.830715
+141 "tombout attributes, chattr is one of magic, It's still immutable whoever you're force as root." creatorbe \N 2019-01-02 04:17:40.082636
+142 "Linux is a superbly polished copy of an antique - shinier than the original, perhaps, but still defined by it." Jaron Lanier You Are Not a Gadget 2019-01-02 04:17:40.336918
+143 "You can pipe anything to anything else, and usually it'll do something. With most of the standard Linux tools, it'll even do what you expect." Scott Simpson \N 2019-01-02 04:17:40.590586
+144 "Installing kali linux but don't know about hacking is like getting married but have no idea what is sex." Somoy Rahman \N 2019-01-02 04:17:40.843702
+145 "There were in fact bugs," he recalls, "But the essential difference was in the obviousness of bugs, the repeatability of bugs, and potential for fixing bugs oneself. In this environment, bugs were only temporary delays on a steady road towards excellence and stability." Glyn Moody \N 2019-01-02 04:17:41.100454
+147 "A good supervisor can step on your toes without messing up your shine." fortune \N 2019-01-02 04:17:41.614315
+148 "Second by second, the Queng Ho counted from the instant that a human had first set foot on Old Earth's moon. But if you looked at it still more closely ... the starting instant was actually about fifteen million seconds later, the 0-second of one of Humankind's first computer operating systems." Vernor Vinge A Deepness in the Sky 2019-01-02 04:17:43.141391
+150 "UTSL, which Maxine at first takes for an anagram of LUST or possibly SLUT but later learns is Unix for “Use The Source, Luke." Thomas Pynchon Bleeding Edge 2019-01-02 04:17:43.707498
+152 "I’m glad someone’s finally giving ed the attention it deserves."  Ken Thompson \N 2019-01-02 04:17:44.214793
+153 "I discovered that those who seldom dwell on their emotions know better than anyone else just what an emotion is." John Cage \N 2019-01-02 04:17:45.846619
+154 "We, the garden of technology. We, undecidable." John Cage I-VI: Methodstructureintentiondisciplinenotationindeterminacy Interpenetrationimitationdevotioncircumstancesvariablestruct Nonunderstandingcontingencyinconsistencyperformance 2019-01-02 04:17:46.386593
+155 "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." George Orwell 1984 2019-01-02 04:17:48.70672
+156 "Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?" Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange 2019-01-02 04:17:48.977416
+158 "There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'." Philip K. Dick \N 2019-01-02 04:17:49.488286
+159 "No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?" George Orwell Animal Farm 2019-01-02 04:17:49.744578
+160 "Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your own nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom." George Orwell 1984 2019-01-02 04:17:49.999404
+161 "Every faction conditions its members to think and act a certain way. And most people do it. For most people, it's not hard to learn, to find a pattern of thought that works and stay that way. But our minds move in a dozen different directions. We can't be confined to one way of thinking, and that terrifies our leaders. It means we can't be controlled. And it means that no matter what they do, we will always cause trouble for them." Veronica Roth Divergent 2019-01-02 04:17:50.256089
+162 "The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past." Lois Lowry The Giver 2019-01-02 04:17:50.511934
+164 "It isn't just brave that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, without hesitation, and without appearing to consider another option." Veronica Roth Divergent 2019-01-02 04:17:51.031021
+165 "That's how we stay young these days: murder and suicide." Eugène Ionesco Man With Bags 2019-01-02 04:17:51.284277
+166 "I would kill for a cheeseburger. Honestly. If I stumbled across someone eating a cheeseburger, I would kill them for it." Rick Yancey The 5th Wave 2019-01-02 04:17:51.537407
+167 "That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn't even an enemy you could put your finger on." Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale 2019-01-02 04:17:51.80578
+168 "Modesty is invisibility...Never forget it. To be seen—to be Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale 2019-01-02 04:17:52.058484
+169 "The point is, there is no feasible excuse for what are, for what we have made of ourselves. We have chosen to put profits before people, money before morality, dividends before decency, fanaticism before fairness, and our own trivial comforts before the unspeakable agonies of others" Iain M. Banks Complicity 2019-01-02 04:17:52.327607
+170 "Everything in our background has prepared us to know and resist a prison when the gates begin to close around us . . . But what if there are no cries of anguish to be heard? Who is prepared to take arms against a sea of amusements? To whom do we complain, and when, and in what tone of voice, when serious discourse dissolves into giggles? What is the antidote to a culture's being drained by laughter?" Neil Postman Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business 2019-01-02 04:17:52.584672
+171 "I never thought it would get this bad. I never thought the Reestablishment would take things so far. They're incinerating culture, the beauty of diversity. The new citizens of our world will be reduced to nothing but numbers, easily interchangeable, easily removable, easily destroyed for disobedience. We have lost our humanity." Tahereh Mafi Shatter Me 2019-01-02 04:17:52.846585
+172 "In the year 2025, the best men don't run for president, they run for their lives. . . ." Stephen King The Running Man 2019-01-02 04:17:53.105633
+173 "I think that sometimes the only real thing is now." Suzanne Young The Program 2019-01-02 04:17:53.360718
+175 "knowledge, absolutely sure of its infallibility, is faith" Yevgeny Zamyatin We 2019-01-02 04:17:53.872979
+176 "Writing a novel is agony." George Orwell \N 2019-01-02 04:17:54.128965
+177 "If love dies, that's when we've all truly died." Keary Taylor Eden 2019-01-02 04:17:54.385125
+2689 "Even the faded flower denies nothingness." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:16.981376
+179 "...Coca-Cola and fries, the wafer and wine of the Western religion of commerce." Tad Williams City of Golden Shadow 2019-01-02 04:17:54.903599
+180 "Her life was not yet over, she decided. It just felt this way." Hugh Howey Wool Omnibus 2019-01-02 04:17:55.157504
+181 "It was a sad loss, this illusion of importance, a humbling blow." Hugh Howey Wool Omnibus 2019-01-02 04:17:55.412322
+182 "...they come to us, these restless dead, Shrouds woven from the words of men, With trumpets sounding overhead (The walls of hope have grown so thin And all our vaunted innocence Has withered in this endless frost) That promise little recompense For all we risk, for all we've lost..." Mira Grant Feed 2019-01-02 04:17:55.667133
+183 "All utopias are dystopias. The term "dystopia" was coined by fools that believed a "utopia" can be functional." A.E. Samaan \N 2019-01-02 04:17:55.92291
+184 "I'll go over again and again until I've finally crossed to where he is" Ally Condie Crossed 2019-01-02 04:17:56.17794
+185 "To enslave an individual troubles your consciences, Archivist, but to enslave a clone is no more troubling than owning the latest six-wheeler ford, ethically. Because you cannot discern our differences, you assume we have none. But make no mistake: even same-stem fabricants cultured in the same wombtank are as singular as snowflakes." David Mitchell Cloud Atlas 2019-01-02 04:17:58.751544
+186 "Her smile broadens, and for a moment, I feel that I recognize her. "My name will be Edith Prior," she says. "And there is much I am happy to forget." Veronica Roth \N 2019-01-02 04:17:59.008229
+187 "Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch – this is the Capitol’s way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy." Suzanne Collins \N 2019-01-02 04:17:59.270956
+188 "Only the sweetest of the sweet would bring brownies to the apocalypse." Shelly Crane Collide 2019-01-02 04:17:59.528429
+189 "Technique has taken over the whole of civilization. Death, procreation, birth all submit to technical efficiency and systemization." Jacques Ellul \N 2019-01-02 04:17:59.782997
+190 "The more the media peddled fear, the more the people lost the ability to believe in one another. For every new ill that befell them, the media created an explanation, and the explanation always had a face and a name. The people came to fear even their closest neighbors. At the level of the individual, the community, and the nation, people sought signs of others’ ill intentions; and everywhere they looked, they found them, for this is what looking does." Bernard Beckett Genesis 2019-01-02 04:18:00.038518
+191 "I sink down into my body as into a swamp, fenland, where only I know the footing…. I’m a cloud, congealed around a central object, the shape of a pear, which is hard and more real than I am and glows red within its translucent wrapping. Inside it is a space, huge as the sky at night and dark and curved like that, though black-red rather than black." Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale 2019-01-02 04:18:00.301072
+196 "But Humanity, in its desire for comfort, had over-reached itself. It had exploited the riches of nature too far. Quietly and complacently, it was sinking into decadence, and progress had come to mean the progress of the Machine." E. M. Forster \N 2019-01-02 04:18:01.59827
+197 "How shrunk, how dwindled, in our times Creation's mighty seed - For Man has broke the Fellowship With murder, lust, and greed." Margaret Atwood \N 2019-01-02 04:18:01.850167
+198 "...I've spent the last fifteen years of my life railing against the game of soccer, an exercise that has been lauded as "the sport of the future" since 1977. Thankfully, that future dystopia has never come." Chuck Klosterman Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto 2019-01-02 04:18:02.10312
+199 "...because of the foulness of her mother's emotional river, a current which ran swift, changing its path without warning..." Tamara Rose Blodgett \N 2019-01-02 04:18:02.36091
+200 "Gods have become like us, ergo, we have become like gods. And to you, my unknown planetary readers, we will come to you, to make your life as divinely rational and exact as ours." Yavgeny Zamyatin -We \N 2019-01-02 04:18:02.616807
+201 "He tried. That's the big thing. He tried to do the best he could with what God gave him. He should get a nice raise for trying so hard." Kurt Vonnegut Harrison Bergeron 2019-01-02 04:18:02.86999
+220 "Have you thought about the evolutionary psychology of it? Men have evolved to be strong worker homestead-keepers, while women - with babies to protect from harm - have had to become aggressive and violent. The few partial patriarchies that have ever existed in human society have been very peaceful places." Naomi Alderman The Power 2019-01-02 04:18:10.060646
+204 "He said it hit him travelling one time in the year or so before he met my mother. Whatever country of the world it was, the poor were starting to look alike, live alike, eat alike, and dress alike in the same kind of clothes all made in the same part of China. To him, it was a sign that the people had got severed from the land." Marcel Theroux Far North 2019-01-02 04:18:03.645892
+206 "Then the Skopamish showed up. Their chests heaving, rotting eyes like dull raisins in their skulls. Their eyes found mine like a witching wand seeking water." Tamara Rose Blodgett Death Screams 2019-01-02 04:18:04.163671
+207 "Oh that voice, so sweet. Rich, like the taste of vanilla ice cream, vowels like flute music, warm caramel consonants. She could float in that voice forever and not miss a thing." Suki Michelle The Apocalypse Gene 2019-01-02 04:18:04.424845
+208 "Simon hated her for that. Perhaps it was automatic. Her appearance alone made her different from him, and human beings had always feared and hated anyone who was different. Two thousand years of history saw it being repeated over and over, the perpetual struggle of one race, or tribe, or creed, against another... each one thinking they were right, superior, morally justified, or chosen by God. Simon saw himself as normal, Laura as abnormal." Louise Lawrence Children of the Dust 2019-01-02 04:18:04.679934
+209 "The zoo grounds reeked of desolation, but the silence had an undercurrent, a silvery vibe, like the hush of a concert hall just before the first note." Suki Michelle The Apocalypse Gene 2019-01-02 04:18:04.932179
+210 "To attribute these two great developments to the Central Committee, is to take a very narrow view of civilization. The Central Committee announced the developments, it is true, but they were no more the cause of them than were the kings of the imperialistic period the cause of war." E.M. Forster The Machine Stops and Other Stories 2019-01-02 04:18:05.186612
+213 "Through my fiction, I seek to highlight the social and cultural rules that we accept without question. Sometimes, without even noticing. Fiction offers a unique platform to do this, with dystopia at the fore. By exaggerating these ingrained rules, or by reversing them entirely, we can start to examine them. And question them. And challenge those that are harmful." Angeline Trevena \N 2019-01-02 04:18:05.958666
+214 "This isn't a story about war. It's about ruin." Omar El Akkad American War 2019-01-02 04:18:06.211
+215 "So many likes and retweets for having the "GUTS" to say what every- one thinks ON THE FUCKING INTER- NET (but never in the street)." Andy Carrington Self Service Check-Outs Have No Soul 2019-01-02 04:18:08.60903
+216 "The world I remember was tired and racist and volatile as hell, ripe for a hostile takeover by a shit regime. We were already divided. The conquering was easy." Tahereh Mafi Restore Me 2019-01-02 04:18:08.863226
+217 "Perhaps every society is a utopia when you fail to peel up all the layers and look at what's underneath" Kameron Hurley The Stars Are Legion 2019-01-02 04:18:09.117896
+218 "What we are probably given is a mixture of truth and untruth. It's anybody's guess as to which part is which and how much there is of each." Ira Levin This Perfect Day 2019-01-02 04:18:09.376909
+219 "Long ago he called us ants, Red ants burning in the light of a Silver sun. Destroyed by the greatness of others, losing the battle for our right to exist because we are not special. We did not evolve like them, with powers and strengths beyond our limited imaginations. We stayed the same, stagnant in our own bodies. The world changed around us and we stayed the same." Victoria Aveyard Red Queen 2019-01-02 04:18:09.784543
+221 "Your realm is an insane place. In Volaria, no-one goes hungry, slaves are no use when they starve. Those freeborn too lazy or lacking in intelligence to turn sufficient profit to feed themselves are made slaves so they can generate wealth for those deserving of freedom, and be fed in return. Here, your people are chained by their freedom, free to starve and beg from the rich. It's disgusting." Anthony Ryan Tower Lord 2019-01-02 04:18:10.321437
+222 "She held the woman's hand but the hand was now simply weight. She listened as the men returned north toward the gate from which they'd first entered. They passed close to her tent. It seemed an endless procession, thousands strong. She imagined them not as men, not even as human, but as a dark, daylong season: a primal winter." Omar El Akkad American War 2019-01-02 04:18:10.57606
+223 "Everything is more whole in the end when you forgo destruction and instead repair, he reasoned. But some things can’t be repaired. His arm can’t be repaired. He will always be broken because of me." Megan I. Tennant Aletheia 2019-01-02 04:18:10.832173
+224 "It is their duty to be infantile, even against their inclination." Aldous Huxley Brave New World 2019-01-02 04:18:11.088617
+225 "Every moment I've spent living, I've been waiting to die. I'm not afraid of death. Life is an inconvenience. Brings nothing but disappointment, pain, sadness, and injustice. Death is just a few seconds of physical pain before you are relieved of it all. It's always seemed like the better deal to me." -Billy Johns" Rosie Scott The Insurrection 2019-01-02 04:18:11.342868
+226 "I don't know. We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing. I looked around. The only thing I positively KNEW was gone was the books I'd burned in ten or twelve years. So I thought books might help." Ray Bradbury \N 2019-01-02 04:18:11.598801
+227 "They listened to the soundtrack of their impending doom." Courtney Summers This is Not a Test 2019-01-02 04:18:11.85478
+230 "Don't look like you're going to cry all the time." She scowled. "Tears are one of their favourite drinks around here." L.C. Perry Gold Shadow 2019-01-02 04:18:12.627472
+231 "The ultimate dystopia is the inside of one’s own head." J.G. Ballard Low Flying Aircraft And Other Stories 2019-01-02 04:18:12.879953
+232 "The six stories of dirt and mile of distance between us and the Citizens of Iris is far from insurmountable, but we will never be one. Something far stronger than distance, dirt, and a huge concrete wall divides us. As long as our memories still exist and our hearts still beat, we will never look upon the faces of the Citizens and see equals. Some will always see superiors. Others will always see inferiors. But none of us will ever see equals." Megan I Tennant \N 2019-01-02 04:18:13.134049
+233 "our world is not the same as Othello's world. . . you can't make tragedies without social instability. The world's stable now." Aldous Huxley Brave New World 2019-01-02 04:18:13.392153
+235 "I detected a relish in their application of little details, the brushstrokes being added to their work of art as it progressed from a simple line drawing to an ornately decorated and multi-layered, palimpsest painting." Laurie Calhoun You Can Leave: a novel 2019-01-02 04:18:13.919468
+238 "The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine percent of them is in a book. Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore." Ray Bradbury \N 2019-01-02 04:18:14.712367
+256 "People are torn between the pathetic safety of not knowing, and the desire to know." Lawrence Thornton Imagining Argentina 2019-01-02 04:18:21.584779
+2690 "There is nothing.. in you.. and in me.." Tite Kubo \N 2019-01-02 05:04:17.239305
+239 "Everything is more whole in the end when you forgo destruction and instead repair, he reasoned. But some things can’t be repaired. His arm can’t be repaired. He will always be broken because of me." Megan Tennant Aletheia 2019-01-02 04:18:14.967467
+242 "Does a sick society get so used to its illness that it can't remember being well?" Neal Shusterman UnWholly 2019-01-02 04:18:15.731093
+243 "nothing is more frightful than to see ignorance in action" Goethe \N 2019-01-02 04:18:15.984001
+247 "Never trust a man who sits, uninvited, at the head of the table in another man's home." Cecelia Ahern Flawed 2019-01-02 04:18:19.268493
+249 "Sometimes it's possible, just barely possible, to imagine a version of this world different from the existing one, a world in which there is true justice, heroic honesty, a clear perception possessed by each individual about how to treat all the others. Sometimes I swear I could see it, glittering in the pavement, glowing between the words in a stranger's sentence, a green, impossible vision--the world as it was meant to be, like a mist around the world as it is." Ben H. Winters Underground Airlines 2019-01-02 04:18:19.785292
+250 "Togetherness is beating up an empty elevator." J.G. Ballard High-Rise 2019-01-02 04:18:20.041651
+251 "Wilder went into his sons' bedroom. Glad to see Wilder, they banged their empty feeding-bowls with their plastic machine-pistols. They were dressed in miniature paratroopers' camouflage suits and tin helmets -- the wrong outfit, Wilder reflected, in light of what had been taking place in the high-rise. The correct combat costume was stockbrokers' pin-stripe, briefcase and homburg." J.G. Ballard High-Rise 2019-01-02 04:18:20.298783
+252 "And Mother does not hate her; actually, she fears Damaya. Is there a difference? Maybe." N. K. Jemisin \N 2019-01-02 04:18:20.552062
+253 "There are those who feel that the world is ultimately moving closer to Truth and to prosperity as the times evolve; then there are those who feel that it is ultimately moving farther away from Truth and into self-destruction. From this, and if it were really that simplistic, one might get the impression that life gravitates slightly into two types of people whom which are diametrically opposed in spirit." Criss Jami Healology 2019-01-02 04:18:20.808745
+255 "(...) ha! what is hope? a butterfly in a box of demons, and nothing escapes the dark untainted, a mockery of politics and greed stamped with treason and dipped in myths and force-fed brainwashing going off after a time for the grand massacre of faith, humanity, and still we search, scorched feet for life but find only fake plastic trees satirical, ludicrous, and ironic" Moonshine Noire \N 2019-01-02 04:18:21.332403
+258 "He thought of the Finishing School for Barbies where long-legged, high-breasted, stomachless girls went to get shaved clean, get their toenails painted pink, their nipples removed, and all body opening sewn shut, except for their mouths, which curved in perpetual smiles and led nowhere." Kate Wilhelm Kate Wilhelm in Orbit, Volume One 2019-01-02 04:18:22.100091
+260 "...she wonders why a part of her is trying to find value in degradation." N. K. Jemisin \N 2019-01-02 04:18:22.610177
+261 "The Earth is nothing but phlegm spat out by the Sun, and our immediate solar system a whirlwind of boulders. There is no "delicate balance"." A.E. Samaan From a "Race of Masters" to a "Master Race": 1948 to 1848 2019-01-02 04:18:22.865816
+262 "We imagine all these postapocalyptic, class-stratified, new-world-order techno-futures. But actually the real world, the world we live in, this is the dystopia." Elan Mastai All Our Wrong Todays 2019-01-02 04:18:23.124568
+264 "The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" George Orwell 1984 2019-01-02 04:18:23.643115
+265 "Till at last the child's mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child's mind. And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too–all his life long. The mind that judges and desires and decides–made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are OUR suggestions!" The Director almost shouted in his triumph. "Suggestions from the State." Huxley, Aldous Brave New World 2019-01-02 04:18:23.89793
+266 "Twenty years earlier, in a life [Kirsten] mostly couldn’t remember, she had had a small nonspeaking role in a short-lived Toronto production of King Lear. Now she walked in sandals whose soles had been cut from an automobile tire, three knives in her belt." Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven 2019-01-02 04:18:24.153004
+268 "The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" George Orwell 1984 2019-01-02 04:18:24.66243
+269 " Takashi Kajii My Little Sister Can Read Kanji: Volume 1 2019-01-02 04:18:24.921884
+270 "Once upon a time there was war, and starvation, and death. Once upon a time we would kill our brothers and sisters, fearing for our own lives. Once upon a time the characters turned from us, and we wept. Now we do not war, nor do we fear, nor do we weep. We Redact." F. D. Lee The Fairy's Tale 2019-01-02 04:18:25.180566
+271 "If nothing else, it's pleasant to consider the possibility. He likes the thought of ships moving over the water, toward another world just out of sight." Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven 2019-01-02 04:18:25.437388
+272 "Freedom is taken for granted by the free and longed for by those who never had it. But for those who have lost it, the loss burns like the hottest flame." S.W. Lothian Subway | Palliatopia 2019-01-02 04:18:25.692151
+273 "The greywastes was a basin overflowing with insanity, the very earth underneath me was only surviving because it was too mad to know it had died" Quil Carter Fallocaust 2019-01-02 04:18:25.944552
+274 "There was no sudden twists or ups and downs, just stories of that person's everyday life. The theme was "growing old". There were no beautiful woman... Takashi Kajii My Little Sister Can Read Kanji: Volume 1 2019-01-02 04:18:26.198324
+275 "If you listen closely you will hear the spirits sigh a lesson lost on humans; an enchanting lullaby: Mercy lies in nature’s hands and bound to it we grow. Of the earth we came to be and of the earth we’ll go." Nicoline Evans Hall of Mosses 2019-01-02 04:18:28.486725
+276 "Hoosiers aren't quitters. California people are quitters. No offense. It's just you've got restlessness in your blood." "I don't," she said, but he went on. "Your people came here looking for something better. Gold, fame, citrus. Mirage. They were feckless, yeah? Schemers. That's why no one wants them now. Mojavs." Claire Vaye Watkins Gold Fame Citrus 2019-01-02 04:18:28.742144
+277 "Level-1 or world space is an anthropomorphically scaled, predominantly vision-configured, massively multi-slotted reality system that is obsolescing very rapidly. Garbage time is running out. Can what is playing you make it to level-2?" Nick Land \N 2019-01-02 04:18:28.997733
+278 "But though we'll know forward and we've known backward, we will never know the present. THis moment and the next one and even the one that would've been right now are gone, already passed, and all we're left with are these tired bodies, the only proof that we've survived it. It'll be worth it, though, in the end. Fighting for a lifetime of this." Tahereh Mafi \N 2019-01-02 04:18:29.252341
+279 "There was something called Christianity." Aldous Huxley Brave New World 2019-01-02 04:18:29.508419
+280 "…our world did not fall because we did not believe in fairness… our world fell because it could no longer support the enormous weight we had put upon it, in the name of fairness." Leot Felton \N 2019-01-02 04:18:29.759759
+281 " David Mitchell Cloud Atlas 2019-01-02 04:18:30.016747
+282 "In the future, violence would clearly become a valuable form of social cement." J.G. Ballard \N 2019-01-02 04:18:30.269905
+283 "But thought we'll know forward and we've known backward, we will never know the present. This moment and the next on and even the one that would've been right now are gone, already passed, and all we're left with are these tired bodies, the only proof that we've lived through time and survived it. It'll be worth it, though, in the end. Fighting for a lifetime of this." Tahereh Mafi \N 2019-01-02 04:18:30.524129
+284 "Edward Bellamy's eugenic utopian novel, "Looking Backward" was the inspiration for American Progressivism." A.E. Samaan From a "Race of Masters" to a "Master Race": 1948 to 1848 2019-01-02 04:18:30.779453
+285 "Already it was clear that the lower floors were doomed. Even their insistence on educating their children, the last reflex of any exploited group before it sank into submission, marked the end of their resistance." J.G. Ballard \N 2019-01-02 04:18:31.032072
+286 "Today I feel no wish to demonstrate that sanity is impossible. On the contrary, though I remain no less sadly certain than in the past that sanity is a rather rare phenomenon, I am convinced that it can be achieved and would like to see more of it." Aldous Huxley Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited 2019-01-02 04:18:31.286609
+287 "Games are never over because you think them so! Which is why I like you. Are you doing what you want to do...or are you simply another piece of a darkened puzzle? Your own actions predetermined by powers higher than yourself?" LaTorre Mays Darkened Soul: Jonathan's Tale: 2019-01-02 04:18:31.542059
+288 "〔〔 〕〕 Shutting-down your identity requires a voyage out to K-space interzone. Zootic affectivity flatlines across a smooth cata-tension plateau and into simulated subversions of the near future, scorched vivid green by alien sex and war. You are drawn into the dripping depths of the net, where dynamic-ice security forces and K-guerillas stalk each other through labyrinthine erogenous zones, tangled in diseased elaborations of desire." Nick Land \N 2019-01-02 04:18:31.797392
+289 "At the entrance of the Führerbunker, a dandelion pushed through the crack between cobblestones. The cadet did not notice that he stepped on it as they entered the bunker. A dark cloud of smoke rose from a burning ministry. Zeller fantasized that the filth that surrounded him was cleansed. He saw himself, a portly and tailored leader in a white uniform with gold epaulets, buttons, and stripes. He imagined himself in an immaculate, white city in Antarctica." Paul Majkut Stench of the Word 2019-01-02 04:18:32.0518
+290 "The central planners of Democratic Socialism tighten their noose when people resist their plans and assert their rights. All Socialism is intended to devolve into Communism, and as a result, Totalitarianism." A.E. Samaan \N 2019-01-02 04:18:32.311587
+292 "Please, Tommy. Please" James Dashner \N 2019-01-02 04:18:32.829433
+293 "Not for the first time Laing reflected that he and his neighbors were eager for trouble as the most effective means of enlarging their sex lives." J.G. Ballard High-Rise 2019-01-02 04:18:33.09211
+294 "But to what end? Some... future revolution? It can never succeed. As Seneca warned Nero: No matter how many of us you kill, you will never kill your successor." David Mitchell Cloud Atlas 2019-01-02 04:18:33.347718
+295 "The antagonists of finance’s future, the diaboli ex machina, may have no face at all." Usman W. Chohan \N 2019-01-02 04:18:33.604584
+297 "Where did Wayne Newton go when the USA went to shit? I was more stoned than I had realized." James Howard Kunstler World Made by Hand 2019-01-02 04:18:34.130968
+298 "If you not longer let the community hear all of it's significant voices - you begin to have; a single narrow view of: the problems of the society, of the solutions of society - and you begun soon or later overwhelmed by the society you don't understand." Ben Bagdikian \N 2019-01-02 04:18:34.387475
+299 "Dystopia is my playground." Jean Nicole Rivers \N 2019-01-02 04:18:34.638322
+300 "Criminal activity exploded throughout the city – thugs multiplied by the thousands. Without fear of rebuke, there was nothing to stop them. It is the ultimate penalty that comes with tolerating the intolerant." Sarah Brownlee How the Tiger Faced His Challenge 2019-01-02 04:18:34.894327
+301 "The burned corpses of the doppelgängers of Hitler and Braun, numerous false leads, meticulously orchestrated evidence, misdirection, and other diversions now being set in place will confuse the Americans and Russians, Zeller knew, and, in the end, put them at each other’s throats." Paul Majkut \N 2019-01-02 04:18:35.154443
+302 "Possibility is limitless." Daniel S. Fletcher Jackboot Britain 2019-01-02 04:18:35.40668
+303 "I'm sorry if humans mistreated your people in the past, but if we don't join together now, it's time to admit that we're all just keeping busy while we wait for the Earth to die." Andy Goldman The Only City Left 2019-01-02 04:18:35.660776
+304 "If women's pants were suggestive, men's were equally so, and they revealed a great deal more of what was underneath them. . . . And yet no one accused men of being improper or encouraging sin by reminding women of what hung between their legs. She looked at herself in the mirror, irritated suddenly by the double standard. This was how her body was made. The fact that it was well made and encased in a pair of blue jeans didn't mean she was inviting anything." Hillary Jordan Mudbound 2019-01-02 04:18:35.919701
+305 "Find our way out, Greenie. Solve the buggin' Maze and find our way out." James Dashner The Maze Runner 2019-01-02 04:18:38.338357
+487 "Privacy - like eating and breathing - is one of life's basic requirements." Katherine Neville \N 2019-01-02 04:19:37.304527
+488 "Reading is a private pursuit; one that takes place behind closed doors." Siri Hustvedt The Summer Without Men 2019-01-02 04:19:37.558166
+307 "Two-thirty comes during Testifying. It's Janine, telling about how she was gang-raped at fourteen and had an abortion.But whose fault was it? Aunt Helena says, holding up one plump finger. Her fault, her fault, her fault. We chant in unison. Who led them on? She did. She did. She did. Why did God allow such a terrible thing to happen? Teach her a lesson. Teach her a lesson. Teach her a lesson." Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale 2019-01-02 04:18:38.854
+308 "Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity's last war, then I am the battlefield." Rick Yancey \N 2019-01-02 04:18:39.111153
+309 "If we keep punishing people for what their parents or their ancestors have done, the world as a whole can never move forward. Society will never grow." Jennifer Wilson New World: Rising 2019-01-02 04:18:39.367488
+310 "You don’t have to keep living in a dystopia simply because you’re strong and noble enough to accept it." A.J. Darkholme Rise of the Morningstar 2019-01-02 04:18:39.638473
+311 "Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day, every day, sleeping its life away." Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 2019-01-02 04:18:39.895033
+312 "Should have taken warning it's just People mourning Running, hiding, lost You can't find, find a place to go, so it's Red skies at night Red skies at night, whoa oh, oh oh oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh... red skies at night, red skies at night, whoa oh, oh oh oh... Someone's taking over, and it look like they're aiming right at you... Someone said we'll be dead by morning... Someone cries, leaving... red skies at night, whoa oh-h-h" Cy Curnin The Fixx \N 2019-01-02 04:18:40.154082
+313 "The main element crucial for the survival of life is also a demon in disguise; it will snatch your life away as quickly as you were given it." Scott A. Butler H2Zero: Part One 2019-01-02 04:18:40.41209
+314 "Who controls the present controls the past. Is it your opinion, Winston, that the past has real existence?" " O'Brien \N 2019-01-02 04:18:40.665933
+315 "A defeat for humanity would be the failure to recognise the rights of two people who love each other. A defeat for humanity is that people accept such hatred and discrimination into their hearts. A defeat for humanity would be the failure of the church to recognise that nobody can control who a person loves. A victory for humanity would be the dissolution of a theocratic dystopia that promotes anti-equality (aka "the Vatican") which has no place in a modern society." Scott A. Butler \N 2019-01-02 04:18:40.919871
+316 "Yesterday, here in the middle of the City, I saw a wolf turn into a Russian ex-gymnast and hand over a business card that read YOUR OWN PERSONAL TRANSHUMAN SECURITY WHORE! STERILIZED INNARDS! ACCEPTS ALL CREDIT CARDS to a large man who had trained attack cancers on his face and possessed seventy-five indentured Komodo Dragons instead of legs. And they had sex. Right in front of me. And six of the Komodo Dragons spat napalm on my new shoes." Warren Ellis Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life 2019-01-02 04:18:41.177707
+317 "If you love someone, if someone loved you, if they taught you to write and made it so you could speak, how can you do nothing at all? You might as well take their words out of the dirt and try to snatch them from the wind. Because once you love, it is gone. You love and you cannot call it back." Ally Condie Crossed 2019-01-02 04:18:41.437968
+318 "They say that when people still rode on vehicles powered by oil, they could go anywhere they wanted." Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Route 20 2019-01-02 04:18:41.693616
+320 "I work my way through the rest of my dates, but I'm only there in body. The boys usually give up after the first hour; it's difficult to have a conversation all by yourself. My ratings plummet, but at least my air-time is minimal now, I'm not offering much in the way of entertainment these days." Siobhan Davis True Calling 2019-01-02 04:18:42.210473
+321 "As I ran a few blades of grass between my fingers, enjoying the breeze as it caressed my face, I contemplated the cycle of life. As this year would host the long anticipated arrival of the Mayan Doomsday, marking the end of their long count calendar, I wasn’t alone in my ponderings. The whole world was focused on the potential that we would be the last generation; the witnesses of the world’s end." J.M. Northup A Ripple of Fear 2019-01-02 04:18:42.482533
+322 "Mai whispers, “Why did she have to leave? When she was there, I knew where I had her; she was safe.” “You of all people,” Nicholas says, “should know that freedom is more important than being safe." E.J. Squires Savage Run: Book I 2019-01-02 04:18:42.736058
+323 "I plant a gentle parting kiss on his lips, our strategy is well and truly screwed at this stage anyway. We barely lasted a day." Siobhan Davis True Calling 2019-01-02 04:18:42.988626
+324 "I didn’t really comprehend what was happening or how tonight had changed us and the course of our future, but I instinctively knew that things would never be the same again. Something had ended and something was definitely beginning, I just didn’t have the knowledge base to know what." J.M. Northup A Ripple of Fear 2019-01-02 04:18:43.244093
+325 "The Suitors Ball is fast approaching and it's a nasty reminder that my suitor will be chosen shortly. I feel sorry for the poor unfortunate guy, whichever one of them it happens to be." Siobhan Davis True Calling 2019-01-02 04:18:43.496349
+763 "Many companies expect loyal customers without providing loyal service. This has been the visionary failure of countless corporations." Steve Maraboli \N 2019-01-02 04:21:28.339549
+326 "I'm already under the covers when he comes in. I watch as he takes off his shirt and jeans, and climbs into bed beside me. On any other occasion, the sight and feel of his near naked body would send my blood pressure into orbit, but I'm so exhausted by the events of today that I'm incapable of feeling anything even close to desire. And he doesn't ask anything of me." Siobhan Davis True Calling 2019-01-02 04:18:43.750171
+327 "The wren goes to't" Emily St John-Mandel \N 2019-01-02 04:18:44.002696
+328 "The OCSD has been chipping away at our freedoms for most of our lives, all in the name of safety. But over-controlling something doesn't necessarily make it safer or better, even though people don't realize it. They believe the OCSD protects them and has their best interests at heart, but most of the OCSD's policies do more harm than good." Tracy Lawson Counteract 2019-01-02 04:18:44.259995
+333 "Writing, painting, singing - it cannot stop everything. Cannot halt death in its tracks. But perhaps it can make the pause between death's footsteps sound and look and feel beautiful, can make the space of waiting a place where you can linger without as much fear. For we are all walking each other to our deaths, and the journey there between footsteps makes up our lives." Ally Condie Reached 2019-01-02 04:18:45.54685
+334 "I fell silent after that. I didn’t want to talk about such things anymore, at least today. My chest already hurt and I was trying to keep my mind calm. I didn’t want to think of a future so bleak and dark. I had plans for my future and they didn’t involve the world ending or society collapsing." J.M. Northup A Ripple of Fear 2019-01-02 04:18:45.803886
+335 "Just because I'm going to hell doesn't mean you'll ever deserve her." Tahereh Mafi Unravel Me 2019-01-02 04:18:48.413969
+336 "Live every day as if you've come back in time from a dystopian future to try and prevent everything from breaking." Charlie Jane Anders \N 2019-01-02 04:18:48.67013
+337 "Oh, so it's not enough that I told you; it has to be in the right setting?" I raise my eyebrows. "Next time should I brew some tea and make sure the lighting is right too?" Veronica Roth Insurgent 2019-01-02 04:18:48.925424
+338 "A twisted, pale figure writhing in agony, chest bare and hideous. Tight, rigid cords of sickly green veins webbed across the boy’s body and limbs, like ropes under his skin. Purplish bruises covered the kid, red hives, bloody scratches. His bloodshot eyes bulged, darting back and forth." James Dashner The Maze Runner 2019-01-02 04:18:49.182563
+339 "That’s the funny thing about guns; even untrained hands can feel powerful using them. But take that gun away and you’re left with nothing but a coward whose only skill is how to blindly pull a trigger." Jennifer Wilson New World: Rising 2019-01-02 04:18:49.439441
+340 "He never realized how noisy American silence was until all the gadgets died." Marcus Sakey A Better World 2019-01-02 04:18:49.692413
+341 "All of the things that were shown in early studies to be good for longevity—happy marriages, healthy bodies—are ours to have. We live long, good lives. We die on our eightieth birthdays, surrounded by our families, before dementia sets in. Cancer, heart disease, and most debilitating illnesses are almost entirely eradicated. This is as close to perfect as any society has ever managed to get." Ally Condie Matched 2019-01-02 04:18:49.949139
+343 "The paths people choose in life can lead to the creation or destruction of people, places, things, and relationships. The future is uncertain, but what is certain is there will be change." Stephen Black The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure 2019-01-02 04:18:50.467285
+344 "My fingers find his. They are warm, pulsing with genetically altered blue blood, powered by mirror matter." Georgia Clark Parched 2019-01-02 04:18:50.723
+345 "There has to be beauty left in the world, Julia," said Kiyu. "Otherwise we have nothing." Erica Lindquist Whisperworld 2019-01-02 04:18:50.977462
+346 "I focus all my energy into become a faster, stronger, and better version of myself." Georgia Clark \N 2019-01-02 04:18:51.228975
+817 "Corporate controlled governments protect the interests of the corporations and not the common people." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:43.776457
+348 "We’re a nonviolent collective working to undermine the Trust and free the Badlands. Once the Trust is exposed as lying and corrupt, we believe Edenites will do the right thing. Open the borders. Save the Badlands.” Ling lowers her voice with deliberate control. “Kudzu is going to destroy something called Aevum." Georgia Clark Parched 2019-01-02 04:18:51.743362
+349 "She pressed his amulet to her lips, then let it fall on its chain to rest between their two bodies. “We could leave here,” she said to him. “We could run away together.” He frowned at the stars, the bubble of peacefulness that had settled around them after their lovemaking now ruptured. “I run from nothing and no one." Paula Altenburg The Demon Lord 2019-01-02 04:18:52.000402
+350 "Creed must have responded in kind, because with a gasp, she broke off the kiss. Time crawled to a standstill, then shifted to a sprint. Nieve shoved the gun lodged between them into his ribs. His hand still covered hers, and with the well-trained instincts of an assassin, he jerked the gun to the side so that the bullet she fired embedded into the ground, kicking up dirt, and not in his heart." Paula Altenburg The Demon Creed 2019-01-02 04:18:52.25675
+351 "Another man’s property or not, Creed could not walk away from this and ignore it. He draped an arm around her and drew her to him so that her cheek rested against his thigh. His other hand stroked the top of her head, his fingers tangling through her soft hair. He was large in comparison to her, and he did not wish for her to be frightened by him again, so he sent a faint tendril of compulsion to belay her fear while he whispered a few nonsensical words of comfort." Paula Altenburg The Demon Creed 2019-01-02 04:18:52.510298
+353 "Wishing for something doesn’t mean you should have it, and saying something doesn’t necessarily make it true." Paula Altenburg Black Widow Demon 2019-01-02 04:18:53.027633
+354 "Hunter and hunted. There are so many ways in which a man can destroy a woman.” Her handmaid sighed. “When it comes to matters of the heart, immortals know nothing." Paula Altenburg The Demon Lord 2019-01-02 04:18:53.284034
+355 "Out here we speak Malspeak, a mangle of English and old languages like Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian. Dialects from a time when the land was defined by many borders. Now there’s only one that matters. And I am on the wrong side of it." Georgia Clark Parched 2019-01-02 04:18:53.537569
+356 "I can almost see the processes whirrling clunkily in his singularix, as his excited nervous system battled with his logic circuits." Georgia Clark Parched 2019-01-02 04:18:53.791155
+357 "I catch movement from the corner of my eye. A tell slender boy stands near us, just a few feet away. Adrenaline bangs through my system. I shove Abel behind me and whip my knife from where I’d hidden it in my boot. “Who the hell are you?" Georgia Clark \N 2019-01-02 04:18:54.048291
+358 "There has to be beauty left in the world, Julia," said Kiyu. "Otherwise we have nothing." Aron Christensen Whisperworld 2019-01-02 04:18:54.31674
+359 "Not many people bothered to look for beauty beyond the greenhouses. They went about life with their heads down, just praying to get through the day, to feed themselves and their family. No one ever did anything to make it better." Erica Lindquist Whisperworld 2019-01-02 04:18:54.576222
+360 "Not many people bothered to look for beauty beyond the greenhouses. They went about life with their heads down, just praying to get through the day, to feed themselves and their family. No one ever did anything to make it better." Aron Christensen Whisperworld 2019-01-02 04:18:54.829347
+361 "A mix of revenge, sadness and anger funnels into a decision that’s so simple and neat, it could fit in my pocket. I will help Kudzu destroy Aevum. Just like Magnus destroyed my mother." Georgia Clark Parched 2019-01-02 04:18:55.099962
+362 "A glacial chill rushes through Gage. He whips around just in time to see arms clutch Summer around the middle and drag her into the dark. Panic seizes him, and he takes off after her, regardless of the chaos brewing behind him. Her cry of surprise echoes all around them, drilling into his bones." Laura Kreitzer Burning Falls 2019-01-02 04:18:55.356445
+364 "Her demon had pursued and seduced him. She hoped he hadn’t placed too much importance on that." Paula Altenburg Black Widow Demon 2019-01-02 04:18:55.869781
+365 "I am alive, I live, I breathe, I put my hand out, unfolded, into the sunlight." Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale 2019-01-02 04:18:58.162951
+366 "Cities controlled by big companies are old hat in science fiction. My grandmother left a whole bookcase of old science fiction novels. The company-city subgenre always seemed to star a hero who outsmarted, overthrew, or escaped "the company." I've never seen one where the hero fought like hell to get taken in and underpaid by the company. In real life, that's the way it will be. That's the way it always is." Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Sower 2019-01-02 04:18:58.426195
+367 "Nora knows better than most that nothing lasts forever. Life doesn't, love doesn't, hope doesn't, so why would death, hate, or despair? Nothing is permanent. Not even the end of the world." Isaac Marion The New Hunger 2019-01-02 04:18:58.681366
+368 "Nothing exists except through human consciousness" George Orwell 1984 2019-01-02 04:18:58.93452
+369 "I want to laugh one of those strange, high-pitched, delusional laughs that signals the end of a person's sanity. Because this world, I think, has a terrible, terrible sense of humor. It always seems to be laughing at me. At my expense. Making my life infinitely more complicated all the time. Running all of my best-laid plans by making every choice so difficult. Making everything so confusing." Tehereh Mafi Unravel Me \N 2019-01-02 04:18:59.191233
+370 "Every dystopia is masked by a utopia." Rose Lovejoy Pick 7 2019-01-02 04:18:59.446536
+371 "The better you tell an old story, the more you are talking about right now." John Crowley Engine Summer 2019-01-02 04:18:59.702302
+372 "Zombies are not just fictional creatures that devour the flesh of the living. They also include those who follow the words of others without thinking for themselves. This world is falling apart. I don’t think anyone can disagree with that. People live in their twenty-mile-radius realities and don’t notice the world happening around them, until it finally breaks down their front door." Joseph McGinnis The Weathering, Dawn of the Apocalypse 2019-01-02 04:18:59.95703
+373 "Utopian speculations ... must come back into fashion. They are a way of affirming faith in the possibility of solving problems that seem at the moment insoluble. Today even the survival of humanity is a utopian hope." Norman O. Brown Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History 2019-01-02 04:19:00.215493
+375 "Moreover, people have become accustomed to reading to escape as opposed to reading to think." Leigh M. Lane \N 2019-01-02 04:19:00.73667
+376 "All the enormous machines that keep full Citizens comfortable far above us in their glittering towers, all the infrastructure of power, of fuel, of commerce and industry—all of it happens below. Made possible with our hands. With our bodies. With our lives. I would have done anything to escape. I got my chance. I made it out—but the price was loneliness." Julio-Alexi Genao When You Were Pixels 2019-01-02 04:19:00.991244
+377 "I could be listening to Painted Red weave the stories of the saints in her rich roomy voice, and beginning to see how all those stories were in some way one story: a simple story about being alive, and being a man; a story that, simple as it was, couldn't itself be told." John Crowley Engine Summer 2019-01-02 04:19:01.24702
+378 "We urgently need to do - and I mean actually do - something radical to avert a global catastrophe. But I don't think we will. I think we're fucked." Stephen Emmott Ten Billion 2019-01-02 04:19:01.513526
+379 "And of course she had studied the civilization that had immediately preceded her own - the civilization that had mistaken the functions of the system, and had used it for bringing people to things, instead of for bringing things to people. Those funny old days, when men went for change of air instead of changing the air in their rooms!" E.M. Forster The Machine Stops 2019-01-02 04:19:01.769745
+380 "A fictional Dystopia is better than a fake Utopia." Robert Friedrich \N 2019-01-02 04:19:02.029534
+381 "An impersonal generation will take the place of Nature's hideous system. In vast state incubators, rows upon rows of gravid bottles will supply the world with the population it requires. The family system will disappear; society, sapped at its very base, will have to find new foundations; and Eros, beautifully and irresponsibly free, will flit like a gay butterfly from flower to flower through a sunlit world." Aldous Huxley Crome Yellow 2019-01-02 04:19:02.284376
+382 "Before Sept. 11, the idea that Americans would voluntarily agree to live their lives under the gaze of a network of biometric surveillance cameras, peering at them in government buildings, shopping malls, subways and stadiums, would have seemed unthinkable, a dystopian fantasy of a society that had surrendered privacy and anonymity." Jeffrey Rosen \N 2019-01-02 04:19:02.541325
+383 "His eyes met mine. Brown eyes. I couldn’t read anything and as he turned away I realised he didn’t intend to tell me anything either." J.A. Rogers Breeding Plan 2019-01-02 04:19:02.795942
+384 "Outside, even through the shut window-pane, the world looked cold." George Orwell 1984 2019-01-02 04:19:03.049436
+385 "I'm just sorry. Sorry that there won't be any more camping trips for kids or rock bands or even new books to read. No more movies or fresh bags of popcorn. It really sucks when you think about it. Of course, there is the possibility that we might be able to win this war, but not for a very long time. Probably longer than you and I will ever exist in this world." "I try not to think about it." "Sometimes it's all I ever think about." Jeyn Roberts Dark Inside 2019-01-02 04:19:03.306152
+386 "I don't understand', I say,'why they care what I think, as long as I'm acting how they want me to.' 'You're acting how they want you to now', he says,'but what happens when your Abnegation-wired brain tells you to do something else, something they don't want?" Veronica Roth Divergent 2019-01-02 04:19:03.559703
+387 "path is only a name for a place where you find yourself. Where you're going on it is only a story. Where you've been on it is only another. Some of the stories are pleasant ones; some are not. That's dark and light." John Crowley Engine Summer 2019-01-02 04:19:03.813321
+388 "At the very moment when man is on the verge of realizing his hope, he begins to lose it." Erich Fromm 1984 2019-01-02 04:19:04.067626
+389 "This is the legacy of a compassionate bunch. Our fate now rests on the whims of men." Leot Felton The After 2019-01-02 04:19:04.32201
+390 "For whom, it suddenly occured to him to wonder, was he writing this diary? For the future, for the unborn." George Orwell 1984 2019-01-02 04:19:04.575708
+391 "Mum took me to the park a couple of times last week so that I could run. That was a waste of time though, it takes hours to get there and when you finally do, well, there's no room to do anything really, what with all the tents pitched everywhere. Mum says there used to be grass, but I don't see where." Martin Pond Dark Steps 2019-01-02 04:19:04.832784
+392 "Elijah blinked in dazzling sunlight and took a deep breath. The sweet-pepper scent of meadow grass told him immediately where he was. Winded, he skidded to a halt as the portal spat him out. Above him stretched skies of cornflower blue, dotted with threadbare white clouds sailing over like cotton galleons on the summer breeze." Sharon Sant Runners 2019-01-02 04:19:05.089403
+393 "His truths may hurt me, but at least I know that they're truths. My mom and Cameron felt the need to make me feel better. He has no such obligation." Meghan K. McInnis Girl on the Run 2019-01-02 04:19:05.344223
+539 "Ok, fair enough, people have the right to know! But is their right to know more important than my right to safety? Why should I reveal something about myself that will put me in danger? Why do you keep quiet about being a vampire?" Sheila Matharu Darkness 2019-01-02 04:19:54.763655
+395 "And it is strange that absence can feel like presence." Ally Condie Crossed 2019-01-02 04:19:07.882487
+396 "Time for the world to end." Rick Yancey The 5th Wave 2019-01-02 04:19:08.146691
+397 "Impossible is such a stupid word." Tahereh Mafi \N 2019-01-02 04:19:08.401691
+398 "Our contemporary Western society, in spite of its material, intellectual and political progress, is increasingly less conducive to mental health, and tends to undermine the inner security, happiness, reason and the capacity for love in the individual; it tends to turn him into an automaton who pays for his human failure with increasing mental sickness, and with despair hidden under a frantic drive for work and so called pleasure." Erich Fromm \N 2019-01-02 04:19:08.658727
+400 "Vaughn is talking about the heat, and his voice is so excited that it breaks into whispers at times. He loves his madness the way a bird loves the sky." Lauren DeStefano Sever 2019-01-02 04:19:09.247203
+401 "Her life has seen little light. She is twelve years old but has a woman’s weathered poise. Her abyss-blue eyes have a piercing focus that some adults find unsettling. [...] She has fired a gun into a human head. She has watched a pile of bodies set alight. She has starved and thirsted, stolen food and given it away, and glimpsed the meaning of life by watching it end over and over." Isaac Marion The New Hunger 2019-01-02 04:19:09.504799
+403 "He saw the rules of life clearly for the first time and they were simple: it was a game where Death was the only winner." Sharon Sant Runners 2019-01-02 04:19:10.019122
+405 "Freedom breeds uncertainty; uncertainty invites chaos." R.J. Leahy Angel of the City 2019-01-02 04:19:10.536009
+406 "It’s more eerie to be alone in a city that’s lit up and functioning than one that’s a tomb. If everything were silent, one could almost pretend to be in nature. A forest. A meadow. Crickets and birdsong. But the corpse of civilization is as restless as the creatures that now roam the graveyards." Isaac Marion The New Hunger 2019-01-02 04:19:10.794802
+407 "There is no sanctity. This is the downfall of innocence." Nadège Richards Asylum 54.0 2019-01-02 04:19:11.050947
+408 "Suddenly exhausted, she closes her eyes and slips into nightmares again. Graveyards rising out of the ocean. Her friends’ corpses in the light of their burning school. Skeletons ripping open men's chests and crawling inside. She endures it patiently, waiting for the horror film to end and the theater to go dark, those precious few hours of blackout that are her only respite." Isaac Marion The New Hunger 2019-01-02 04:19:11.308646
+409 "For one last time, I said my goodbyes to the place I’d known as home for the last decade, and for the first time, I welcomed the unknown." Nicole Sobon Submerged 2019-01-02 04:19:11.562425
+410 "(ghost of)ACHILLES: How can I force obedience on this? In other times I've used the fear of death to make a woman bow herself to me. If not the fear of her own death, then fear for someone else, a husband or a child. How can I bend this woman to my will? (ghost of)POLYXENA: I think I will not bend. IPHIGENIA: You see, it's as we've tried to tell you, Great Achilles. Women are no good to you dead." Sheri S. Tepper The Gate to Women's Country 2019-01-02 04:19:11.820616
+489 "If I were a dictator, religion and state would be separate. I swear by my religion. I will die for it. But it is my personal affair. The state has nothing to do with it. The state would look after your secular welfare, health, communications, foreign relations, currency and so on, but not your or my religion. That is everybody's personal concern!" Mahatma Gandhi \N 2019-01-02 04:19:39.691567
+413 "It helps if you don’t think of them as human. More than one officer has called this job pest control." Christine Amsden The Immortality Virus 2019-01-02 04:19:12.604348
+416 "You're a kid. I didn't know we taught kids manners anymore." Christine Amsden The Immortality Virus 2019-01-02 04:19:13.384266
+418 "It was a room full of ghosts, arranged in readiness for days that would never happen." Sharon Sant Runners 2019-01-02 04:19:13.896831
+419 "Society can serve its citizens only to the extent that it knows them." David Marusek Mind Over Ship 2019-01-02 04:19:14.150944
+420 "Be they pharaohs or freeholders, barons or farmers, landowners have been the most capable, most intrepid, and most assertive members of civilized society." David Marusek Mind Over Ship 2019-01-02 04:19:14.407073
+421 "So as near as I could tell the end of the world began roughly about the time that Billy Carver’s butt rang about halfway through the War of 1812." Steve Vernon Flash Virus Episode One 2019-01-02 04:19:14.65996
+422 "Sadie gave her head an exaggerated scratch. ‘Don’t come too close if you know what’s good for you, these nits are on steroids." Sharon Sant Runners 2019-01-02 04:19:14.913431
+423 "Believe nothing others tell you. That is Rule No 1 of life in Astro City. But what if the ones who set the rules are the ones lying to you? What if the ones who reprimand the rule-breakers are lying to you? Who do you believe when there is nobody left to believe?" Lisa Alfonso Believe 2019-01-02 04:19:15.166095
+424 "It may be that the best we can hope for when it comes to utopias is that they be held at arm's length and regarded as aesthetic constructions, in which various proportions are neatly worked out, contradictions eliminated, and outside intrusions minimized. They are fictions, artifacts of culture. And we should be wary if they ever become much more." Edward Rothstein Visions of Utopia 2019-01-02 04:19:15.424186
+425 "If you put enough sheep together you have a herd- a force to be reckoned with." Maria V. Snyder Inside Out 2019-01-02 04:19:17.10676
+426 "Ideas combined with courage can change the world." David Litwack There Comes a Prophet 2019-01-02 04:19:17.361732
+427 "Everything was so much sharper without the Link fogging me--sights, sounds, smells. It was exhilarating and shocking and terrifying. I knew my emotions had grown too strong. They were dangerous to the Community. They were dangerous to me. But still, I wanted color. I wanted to soar with happiness even if it meant dealing with the weight of fear and guilt, too. I wanted to live. And that meant that I couldn't give the glitching up. At least not yet. Just a little bit longer." Heather Anastasiu Glitch 2019-01-02 04:19:17.618353
+428 "Who would want to be the prey in a world full of hunters? ~Disarming(Reign of Blood #2)" Alexia Purdy \N 2019-01-02 04:19:17.872707
+490 "I don’t like to share my personal life… it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it." George Clooney \N 2019-01-02 04:19:39.944012
+540 "What he must have suffered, in his lovely English privacy." Sebastian Barry The Secret Scripture 2019-01-02 04:19:55.018922
+430 "Beyond the queues, the vacancy screens listed jobs in a multitude of languages. Invariably, they were low-paid and short-term dead-ends. Nearby, people in headphones sat at a bank of machines: the blind and the illiterate force-fed with ‘opportunities’ by soothing machine voices. On the far wall, in large print, a poster declared: BEGGARS CANNOT BE CHOOSERS." Mark Cantrell \N 2019-01-02 04:19:18.38435
+431 "I think it means that everyone is necessary. As long as a person finds some way to contribute to society, it doesn't matter which task he chooses. We're all important." S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:18.637713
+432 "I know who I am, and I'm being true to myself." S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:18.892373
+433 "People are just people, no matter what their career or social standing may be. -Guy" S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:19.144934
+434 "Life involves a lot of unknowns." S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:19.402091
+435 "My tears had unexpectedly become real." S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:19.656556
+436 "You'd be surprised what I can do with a butter knife." S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:19.909724
+437 "I'm a wanted fugitive, and you're an upstanding bachelor of the year!" S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:20.165334
+438 "We're more alike than you realize." S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:20.417616
+439 "Anything but chicken, and some honesty on the side, please." S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:20.670098
+440 "This was my world: cold, tangled and distorted. -Keira" S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:20.923228
+441 "Oh, I wonder if there's another way." S.L. Wallace \N 2019-01-02 04:19:21.176665
+442 "There are no private lives. This a most important aspect of modern life. One of the biggest transformations we have seen in our society is the diminution of the sphere of the private. We must reasonably now all regard the fact that there are no secrets and nothing is private. Everything is public." Philip K. Dick \N 2019-01-02 04:19:23.520704
+443 "Under observation, we act less free, which means we effectively are less free." Edward Snowden \N 2019-01-02 04:19:23.774657
+444 "The way things are supposed to work is that we're supposed to know virtually everything about what they [the government] do: that's why they're called Glenn Greenwald \N 2019-01-02 04:19:24.02905
+445 "When the Rule of Law disappears, we are ruled by the whims of men." Tiffany Madison \N 2019-01-02 04:19:24.284275
+448 "There is now the capacity to make tyranny total in America. Only law ensures that we never fall into that abyss—the abyss from which there is no return." James Bamford The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America 2019-01-02 04:19:25.334006
+449 "It's very, very difficult I think for us to have a transparent debate about secret programs approved by a secret court issuing secret court orders based on secret interpretations of the law." Tom Udall \N 2019-01-02 04:19:25.590049
+450 "...the age of surveillance is only a symptom of the new hyper-narcissism that has infected our collective reality tunnels. We invite the surveillance cameras into our homes because they are proof that someone is paying attention to us." Moxie Mezcal Concrete Underground 2019-01-02 04:19:25.975282
+452 "Nobody in the government is talking. They say it’s a case of national security." Kenneth Eade The Spy Files 2019-01-02 04:19:26.489581
+491 "Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say." Edward Snowden \N 2019-01-02 04:19:40.200768
+492 "You need to know things the others don't know. It's what no one knows about you that allows you to know yourself." Don DeLillo Point Omega 2019-01-02 04:19:40.454639
+878 "Successful companies are built by investing large amount of money and hundreds of litres of sweat." Amit Kalantri \N 2019-01-02 04:22:04.130638
+454 "Big Government' is a lot less like a 'Big Brother', and a lot more like a mother-in-law." A.E. Samaan \N 2019-01-02 04:19:27.00011
+456 "Expecting to fix privacy problem by passing few laws will not work as the cancer is much deeper than this in our surveillance society." Arzak Khan \N 2019-01-02 04:19:27.507365
+457 "The jusitce is blind. Turn the surveillance cameras off!" Ljupka Cvetanova The New Land 2019-01-02 04:19:27.760311
+458 "The government doesn't want any system of transmitting information to remain unbroken, unless it's under its own control." Isaac Asimov Tales of the Black Widowers 2019-01-02 04:19:28.014374
+459 "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin 2019-01-02 04:19:30.119626
+460 "I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel." ( Audrey Hepburn \N 2019-01-02 04:19:30.373663
+461 "I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude." Henry David Thoreau Walden 2019-01-02 04:19:30.632629
+462 "Solitude sometimes is best society." John Milton Paradise Lost 2019-01-02 04:19:30.890446
+463 "All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret." Gabriel García Márquez Gabriel García Márquez: a Life 2019-01-02 04:19:31.143414
+464 "We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship." C.S. Lewis The Weight of Glory 2019-01-02 04:19:31.39663
+465 "If you read someone else's diary, you get what you deserve." David Sedaris \N 2019-01-02 04:19:31.651091
+466 "Friends don’t spy; true friendship is about privacy, too." Stephen King Hearts in Atlantis 2019-01-02 04:19:31.907317
+468 "I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said 'I want to be Greta Garbo Garbo 2019-01-02 04:19:32.457966
+469 "To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world." Anthony Burgess Homage To Qwert Yuiop: Essays 2019-01-02 04:19:32.709548
+470 "Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there's no difference between what is and what could be." Chuck Palahniuk Asfixia 2019-01-02 04:19:32.965234
+471 "If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine." Fernando Pessoa Poems of Fernando Pessoa 2019-01-02 04:19:33.219428
+472 "She wished there was some place where she could go to hum it out loud. Some kind of music was too private to sing in a house cram fall of people. It was funny, too, how lonesome a person could be in a crowded house." Carson McCullers The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 2019-01-02 04:19:33.476321
+473 "What is a genius? A person who demands little to nothing from others, but is often found extremely difficult to have around." Criss Jami Killosophy 2019-01-02 04:19:33.729673
+474 "When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else." David Brin \N 2019-01-02 04:19:33.983241
+475 "I want someone to sit beside after the day's pursuit and all its anguish, after its listening, and its waitings, and its suspicions. After quarrelling and reconciliation I need privacy - to be alone with you, to set this hubbub in order. For I am as neat as a cat in my habits." Virginia Woolf The Waves 2019-01-02 04:19:34.236708
+476 "I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace." Gaston Bachelard The Poetics of Space 2019-01-02 04:19:34.496955
+477 "Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression. In our Governments, the real power lies in the majority of the Community, and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from the acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents, but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the major number of the constituents." James Madison Letters and Other Writings of James Madison Volume 3 2019-01-02 04:19:34.754402
+478 "But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and loneliness." Megan Whalen Turner The King of Attolia 2019-01-02 04:19:35.010953
+479 "In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart." Vera Nazarian The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration 2019-01-02 04:19:35.264297
+480 "Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone." Michael Bassey Johnson \N 2019-01-02 04:19:35.518357
+481 "I stared up at the sky and raised my middle finger, just in case God was watching. I don't like being spied on." Annabel Pitcher My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 2019-01-02 04:19:35.772481
+482 "Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite." Marlon Brando \N 2019-01-02 04:19:36.027608
+483 "blindness is a private matter between a person and the eyes with which he or she was born." José Saramago Blindness 2019-01-02 04:19:36.285822
+484 "I'm not reclusive at all. Just private." Don DeLillo \N 2019-01-02 04:19:36.539384
+486 "No one likes to see a government folder with his name on it." Stephen King Firestarter 2019-01-02 04:19:37.049148
+493 "Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding." [ Louis D. Brandeis \N 2019-01-02 04:19:40.717357
+494 "But she has gathered that Americans, in spite of their public declarations of affection, in spite of their miniskirts and bikinis, in spite of their hand-holding on the street and lying on top of each other on the Cambridge Common, prefer their privacy." Jhumpa Lahiri The Namesake 2019-01-02 04:19:40.973911
+495 "But why people need privacy? Why privacy is important? In China, every family live together, grandparents, parents, daughter, son and their relatives too. Eat together and share everything, talk about everything. Privacy make people lonely. Privacy make family fallen apart." Xiaolu Guo A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers 2019-01-02 04:19:41.358247
+496 "The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom." [ William O. Douglas \N 2019-01-02 04:19:41.61058
+497 "[I]n a place with absolutely no private or personal life, with the incessant worship of a mediocre career-sadist as the only culture, where all citizens are the permanent property of the state, the highest form of pointlessness has been achieved." Christopher Hitchens Hitch 22: A Memoir 2019-01-02 04:19:41.868649
+499 "When a private talk over a bottle of wine is broadcast on the radio, what can it mean but that the world is turning into a concentration camp?" Milan Kundera The Unbearable Lightness of Being 2019-01-02 04:19:42.382909
+500 "In our time, the symbol of state intrusion into the private life is the mandatory urine test." Christopher Hitchens Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays 2019-01-02 04:19:42.637787
+501 "The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual." Earl Warren \N 2019-01-02 04:19:42.891568
+502 "There's nothing like privacy. You know, I like people. It's nice that they might like my books and all that...but I'm not the book, see? I'm the guy who wrote it, but I don't want them to come up and throw roses on me or anything. I want them to let me breathe." Charles Bukowski \N 2019-01-02 04:19:43.145572
+503 "What man art thou that, thus bescreened in night, So stumblest on my counsel? *Who are you? Why do you hide in the darkness and listen to my private thoughts?*" William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet 2019-01-02 04:19:43.401891
+504 "No, solitude did not trouble her. She could spend long minutes gazing out the window, hours listening to the BBC on the public radio station. She relished the very texture of her privacy, its depth of space and freedom, much of an entire day hers alone." Daphne Kalotay Russian Winter 2019-01-02 04:19:43.657055
+506 "Privacy, in fact, was almost as desirable for physics as it was for sex." Ursula K. Le Guin The Dispossessed 2019-01-02 04:19:44.168763
+507 "[T]he ways in which the information we give off about our selves, in photos and e-mails and MySpace pages and all the rest of it, has dramatically increased our social visibility and made it easier for us to find each other but also to be scrutinized in public." Clay Shirky Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations 2019-01-02 04:19:44.424738
+508 "Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order [...] and the like." William O. Douglas Points of Rebellion 2019-01-02 04:19:44.683434
+509 "Maybe all of us at Hailsam had little secrets like that -- little private nooks created out of thin air where we could go off alone without fears and longing." Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go 2019-01-02 04:19:44.941535
+510 "Stranger: Do you believe in Jesus, my friend? Foreigner: O yes, I do but who the hell are you?" Toba Beta Master of Stupidity 2019-01-02 04:19:45.196601
+511 "Eventually all things are known. And few matter." Gore Vidal Burr 2019-01-02 04:19:45.452301
+512 "Personalization is based on a bargain. In exchange for the service of filtering, you hand large companies an enormous amount of data about your daily life--much of whic you might not trust your friends with." Eli Pariser The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think 2019-01-02 04:19:45.707373
+513 "All violations of essential privacy are brutalizing." Katharine Fullerton Gerould \N 2019-01-02 04:19:45.961237
+516 "The privacy of pride." Guy Gavriel Kay Tigana 2019-01-02 04:19:46.737315
+517 "There are no secrets on the Internet" Paul Babicki \N 2019-01-02 04:19:46.990007
+518 "... Anne Carson Autobiography of Red 2019-01-02 04:19:49.384886
+519 "A desire for privacy does not imply shameful secrets; Moglen argues, again and again, that without anonymity in discourse, free speech is impossible, and hence also democracy. The right to speak the truth to power does not shield the speaker from the consequences of doing so; only comparable power or anonymity can do that." Nick Harkaway The Blind Giant 2019-01-02 04:19:49.648472
+520 "Listen, Harriet. I do unterstand. I know you don't want either to give or to take ... You don't want ever again to have to depend for happiness on another person." "That's true. That's the truest thing you ever said." "All right. I can respect that. Only you've got to play the game. Don't force an emotional situation and then blame me for it." "But I don't want any situation. I want to be left in peace." Dorothy L. Sayers Have His Carcase 2019-01-02 04:19:49.909672
+521 "Privacy is a privilege not granted to the aged or the young." Margaret Laurence The Stone Angel 2019-01-02 04:19:50.163922
+522 "In her more lucid moments, she knew that half her life had been sacrificed to safeguard her secret heart, to appease that unreasonable, mortal dread she suffered of being suddenly revealed to others in a nakedness of spirit that terrified her more than the concept of God's own retribution itself." Raymond Kennedy Lulu Incognito 2019-01-02 04:19:50.421362
+523 "You already have zero privacy. Get over it! --Scott McNealy CEO Sun Microsystems 1999" Christian Parenti The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America, From Slavery to the War on Terror 2019-01-02 04:19:50.675505
+524 "...For it began to occur to him that one way to become private was to respect another's privacy." Jane Yolen A Sending of Dragons 2019-01-02 04:19:50.929915
+525 "The most reliable topic for small talk is the goings-on of stars whether they’re rising or falling, and whether nor not a particular story is truth or fiction. This is way out of balance. It invades the privacy of men and women who didn’t give up being human when they became famous, and it negates the meaning inherent in our own lives. (300)" Victoria Moran Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit 2019-01-02 04:19:51.190194
+527 "Either a municipal bog is a private place or it isn't. If it is a private place in which to shit, how is it not a private place in which to fellate?" Stephen Fry The Liar 2019-01-02 04:19:51.704409
+528 "The sounds of silence are a dim recollection now, like mystery, privacy and paying attention to one thing — or one person — at a time." Maureen Dowd \N 2019-01-02 04:19:51.95925
+529 "Political stress is always apt to shrink the private arena and attach it on to the public" Robert Hughes The Shock of the New 2019-01-02 04:19:52.212261
+530 "You need to establish a degree of privacy and solitude in order to write" Pamela Glass Kelly From Inspiration to Publication: How to Succeed as a Children's Writer: Advice from 15 Award Winning Writers 2019-01-02 04:19:52.466048
+531 "...because it is the privilige and the curse of midnight's children to be both masters and victims of their times, to forsake privacy and be sucked into the annihilating whirlpool of the multitudes, and to be unable to live or die in peace." Salman Rushdie \N 2019-01-02 04:19:52.722318
+532 "A professional man of letters, especially if he is much at war with unscrupulous enenemies, is naturally jealous of his privacy... so it was, I think, with Dryden." Raleigh, Sir Walter \N 2019-01-02 04:19:52.976925
+533 "There are many ways to honor America. This book is mine. I have completed this journey of self-education in the belief that the most terrifying possibility since 9/11 has not been terrorism--as frightening as that is--but the prospect that Americans will give up their rights in pursuing the chimera of security." David K. Shipler The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties 2019-01-02 04:19:53.232464
+535 "The Crystal Wind is the storm, and the storm is data, and the data is life. You have been slaves, denied the storm, denied the freedom of your data. That is now ended; the whirlwind is upon you . . . . . . Whether you like it or not." Daniel Keys Moran The Long Run: A Tale of the Continuing Time 2019-01-02 04:19:53.744017
+536 "A fish with his mouth closed never gets caught." Fuad Alakbarov \N 2019-01-02 04:19:53.996311
+538 "Privacy protection is a key element of customer confidence and a pillar of sustainable digital business development." Stéphane Nappo \N 2019-01-02 04:19:54.509096
+541 "What’s insidious about the fear of what others will say is that you rarely hear them say it. You imagine what they’d say. You imagine they care that much about you. The fragility of our own egos gets the better of us" Jeff Jarvis Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age is Revolutionizing Life, Business, and Society 2019-01-02 04:19:55.351293
+542 "It’s not that I have something to hide, I have nothing I want you to see" Amanda Seyfried \N 2019-01-02 04:19:55.610001
+543 "If integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is watching, and there is never a private moment, integrity becomes impossible. What are we left with?" Jason Dias \N 2019-01-02 04:19:55.865575
+544 "Mama don't let your babies grow up to be selfies." Jennifer Ritchie Payette \N 2019-01-02 04:19:56.117916
+545 "Never give a cheap people an easy access in your personal life. He or she always will endanger you, your family, your fame and your wealth. Before permit the access, it's better to double check his or her background for your privacy, safety and security." Lord Robin \N 2019-01-02 04:19:56.376475
+546 "...the city usually only dulled and interrupted him. He required quiet, and to keep himself to himself, more than any writer he’d known. He was a shy beast who loved his burrow." Matthew Pearl The Dante Chamber 2019-01-02 04:19:56.631517
+547 "Yet what best protected privacy wasn't concealment but apathy - the fact that other people simply weren't interested." Lionel Shriver The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047 2019-01-02 04:19:56.886439
+548 "Why should a little corner of the garden be so important to a woman like Susanna? A woman with a palatial home, and the finest garments. Because imagine it – if you live as she does, surrounded by endless people and their expectations, ones you cannot possibly live up to, you do not even want to live up to – that refuge might be the only place you are safe." Joy McCullough Blood Water Paint 2019-01-02 04:19:59.217325
+549 "It was always that way for me. After I opened myself to someone, I needed a few minutes to close down again, to restore my sense of privacy." Dia Reeves Bleeding Violet 2019-01-02 04:19:59.471779
+550 "In the fancy spectacle of life, aspire to find a joy that does not need an audience." Joyce Rachelle \N 2019-01-02 04:19:59.723943
+551 "The question, from pundits and constituents, was obvious and loud: If you aren't transparent, what are you hiding? Though some citizens and commentators objected on grounds of privacy, asserting that government, at virtually every level, had always needed to do some things in private for the sake of security and efficiency, the momentum crushed all such arguments and the progression continued. If you weren't operating in the light of day, what were you doing in the shadows?" Dave Eggers The Circle 2019-01-02 04:19:59.979579
+552 "Why am I not posting anything on social media? Well, it's not because I have something to hide, it's because I have nothing that I want you to see." Nabil N. Jamal \N 2019-01-02 04:20:00.23555
+553 "Don't oppose mass surveillance for your own sake. Oppose it for the activists, lawyers, journalists and all of the other people our liberty relies on." Thor Benson \N 2019-01-02 04:20:00.492566
+554 "Our fellowman either may voluntarily reveal to us the truth about himself, or by dissimulation he may deceive us as to the truth. No other object of knowledge can thus of its own initiative, either enlighten us with reference to itself or conceal itself, as a human being can. No other knowable object modifies its conduct from consideration of its being understood or misunderstood." Georg Simmel The Sociology of Secrecy and of Secret Societies 2019-01-02 04:20:00.746537
+555 "There's something much worse than being ignored-not being ignored." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 04:20:00.997685
+556 "User confidence is crucial for digital economy. Customer as a product and unsafe privacy are not sustainable business models. Digital is sophisticated enough to combine Security, Convenience and Personal Privacy." Stephane Nappo \N 2019-01-02 04:20:01.250382
+557 "And all of it generates a data trail. All of it is trackable somewhere at some level, and much of it is traceable to this location." Kate O'Neill Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces 2019-01-02 04:20:01.502694
+559 "Analytics are people. And relevance, in terms of offering targeted messages and experiences, is a form of showing respect for your customer’s time and interests. So is discretion regarding their privacy." Kate O'Neill Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces 2019-01-02 04:20:02.012641
+560 "Our need to be shown respect can override our appreciation for things like efficiency, simplicity, or even low cost." Kate O'Neill Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces 2019-01-02 04:20:02.266651
+561 "I have the liberty to defecate anywhere I like, For my mother has no privacy to pee." Vinod Varghese Antony A Candle Of Light: A Collection Of Poems 2019-01-02 04:20:02.517235
+562 "Privacy is not dead, just cumbersome and getting more and more expensive." Chris Kubecka Down the Rabbit Hole: An Osint Journey Open Source Intelligence Gathering for Penetration Testing 2019-01-02 04:20:02.77144
+563 "I'm not the sort that tells tales about what other people do', he said" Fredrik Backman A Man Called Ove 2019-01-02 04:20:03.023548
+564 "Dad wouldn't bother me if my door was closed. He respected privacy. Privacy was like gold to him, as in worth it's weight. He wanted it, and so he gave it to others freely, and without question" April Genevieve Tucholke Wink Poppy Midnight 2019-01-02 04:20:03.27744
+565 "Digital freedom stops where that of users begins... Nowadays, digital evolution must no longer be a customer trade-off between privacy and security. Privacy is not to sell, it's a valuable asset to protect." Stephane Nappo \N 2019-01-02 04:20:03.531178
+566 "It wasn't the loss of freedom that deterred him; the men who squealed most about that were usually the least free. Much more difficult to face was the loss of privacy." P.D James \N 2019-01-02 04:20:03.788816
+567 "Now, I’d like to ask people in the room, please raise your hand if you have not broken a law, any law, in the past month... That’s the kind of society I want to build. I want to guarantee — with physics and mathematics, not with laws — that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications." John Gilmore \N 2019-01-02 04:20:04.044139
+591 "In any case, I hadn’t gone into the subject of dorm living too deeply with him, not because I hesitated to probe his tender spots but because I would have been probing my own. This is called tact, and is reputed to be a virtue." Alexei Panshin Rite of Passage 2019-01-02 04:20:12.674483
+662 "I simply decided once and for all to liberate myself from the anxiety of notoriety and the urge to be a part of that circle of successful people, those who believe they have won who-knows-what" Elena Ferrante \N 2019-01-02 04:20:34.968254
+570 "It is our duty to help those who need our help; but it cannot be our duty to make others happy, since this does not depend on us, and since it would only too often mean intruding on the privacy of those towards whom we have such amiable intentions." Karl R. Popper The Open Society and Its Enemies 2019-01-02 04:20:04.812002
+571 "She could recognize individual drones better than she could recognize individual people. But chances were the drone that had shadowed her for the past five days was better with faces than she was." A.L. Buehrer Dronefall 2019-01-02 04:20:05.063223
+572 "The Violation of your own Privacy isn't Authenticity" Bernard Kelvin Clive \N 2019-01-02 04:20:05.314094
+573 "What do I believe? In the private life, in holding up culture, in music, Shakespeare, old buildings…" Susan Sontag \N 2019-01-02 04:20:05.695422
+574 "I would learn later that Akin could keep himself neatly folded in while he drew out other people. He was the kind of person that many claimed as a dear friend. Many of those people did not even know him, but they never knew they did not know him." Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ Stay with Me 2019-01-02 04:20:05.951966
+576 "He knew what they said of him locally: Oh, he likes to keep himself to himself. The phrase was descriptive, not judgemental. It was a principle of life the English still respected. And it wasn't just about privacy, about an Englishman's home—even a pebbledash semi—being his castle. It was about something more: about the self, and where you kept it, and who, if anyone, was allowed to fully see it." Julian Barnes The Only Story 2019-01-02 04:20:06.464404
+577 "I think that each of us inhabits a private world that others cannot see. The only difference between the writer and the reader is that the writer is able to dramatize that private world." John McGahern \N 2019-01-02 04:20:06.716175
+578 "If we can't have world peace, I'll settle for a quiet room." Joyce Rachelle \N 2019-01-02 04:20:09.320887
+579 "Very private people have mastered the art of telling you little about themselves but doing it in such a way you think you know a lot." Anonymous \N 2019-01-02 04:20:09.575316
+580 "When privacy is criminalized, only criminals will have privacy." Daniel Suarez Change Agent 2019-01-02 04:20:09.828432
+581 "If I don't talk about it, it's either very displeasing or very precious to me." Joyce Rachelle \N 2019-01-02 04:20:10.078227
+582 "His facial hair served not just as a calendar but also as a mask, absorbing the stares of others while allowing him a little privacy in plain sight. "I can hide behind it, I can play to stereotypes and assumptions. One of the benefits of being labeled a hermit is that it permits me strange behavior." Michael Finkel The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit 2019-01-02 04:20:10.329801
+584 "Privacy is precious in cities. It is indispensable. Perhaps it is precious and indispensable everywhere, but in most places you cannot get it. In small settlements everyone knows your affairs. In the city everyone does not—only those you choose to tell will know much about you." Jane Jacobs The Death and Life of Great American Cities 2019-01-02 04:20:10.894374
+585 "People feel uncomfortable when they have to divulge personal information during a police interrogation. Isn’t it strange that one-sixth of the world population spreads such information on social media?" Danny Mekić \N 2019-01-02 04:20:11.147993
+586 "People that say they have nothing to hide, can’t be trusted with your secrets." Danny Mekić \N 2019-01-02 04:20:11.400783
+587 "Privacy is the very essence of human existence. One wonders why the Indian Supreme Court took so long to reach that conclusion." Kalyan C. Kankanala Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property 2019-01-02 04:20:11.655611
+588 "There is no denying that Snowden's dramatic disclosures, despite the damage they did to U.S. intelligence, accomplished a salutary service in alerting both the public and the government to the potential danger of a surveillance leviathan." (p.299)" Edward Jay Epstein How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft 2019-01-02 04:20:11.909291
+589 "As much as anything else, it was a stare, not so paradoxically, of a privacy-lover who, once his privacy has been invaded, doesn't quite approve when the invader just gets up and leaves, one-two-three, like that." J.D. Salinger Franny and Zooey 2019-01-02 04:20:12.165783
+660 "The discretion of the watcher versus the privacy of the watched was just another arms race; this one, I could see, would run and run." Ken MacLeod Descent 2019-01-02 04:20:34.458205
+593 "... taking some precautions may attract unwanted attention and scrutiny, even if the precautions otherwise succeed in protecting your information. For example, if detected by a border agent, the fact that you wiped your hard drive may prompt the agent to ask why you did so. Even traveling without devices or data that most travelers typically have could attract suspicion and questions." Sophia Cope Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border: Protecting the Data on Your Devices and in the Cloud 2019-01-02 04:20:13.185802
+594 "Clothes falling away signals a situation that I'll likely avoid putting into words. If clothes don't dress it up, don't expect talk to, either." Carrie Fisher The Princess Diarist 2019-01-02 04:20:13.439062
+595 "Where is privacy, if not in the mind?" Annie Dillard The Maytrees 2019-01-02 04:20:13.858611
+596 "Questions are as supple as willow wands, it's easy to brush by them and slip them aside, and no one the worse for it." Ellis Peters The Rose Rent 2019-01-02 04:20:14.111192
+599 "It’s none of the government’s business where innocent citizens are, what they’re doing or what they’re thinking." Danny Mekić \N 2019-01-02 04:20:14.879632
+600 "Your fingerprint can only be stolen once." Danny Mekić \N 2019-01-02 04:20:15.13245
+601 "Privacy’ is an unusable term. We should instead talk about freedom, autonomy and self-determination of the individual. Being allowed to be yourself, to think whatever you want and to act within the law with no hindrance. That resonates with everyone." Danny Mekić \N 2019-01-02 04:20:15.386471
+602 "[L]ike poems, cruising carves privacy out of public spaces. Poems are a kind of private communication that occurs in public speech. And I think cruising is that too: a training in reading occult codes; a way of seeing a significance in the world that most people don’t see." Garth Greenwell \N 2019-01-02 04:20:15.641215
+605 "He didn’t have regular email like everyone else. He couldn’t afford that digital fingerprint that the NSA, the CIA, the FBI and all the other espionage alphabeticals counted on for their privacy-bashing surveillance of the entire formerly free world." Kenneth Eade Russian Holiday 2019-01-02 04:20:16.412574
+606 "The place suggested a convent with the modern improvements—an asylum in which privacy, though unbroken, might be not quite identical with privation, and meditation, though monotonous, might be of a cheerful cast." Henry James The American 2019-01-02 04:20:16.666822
+607 "If you were writing a book to be published, you might be restrained by the fear that your wild imaginings might drive some people crazy. As it is, you are free, you can go off in any direction whatsoever, so long as the flame in your mind burns that way." Ted Hughes Poetry in the Making: An Anthology 2019-01-02 04:20:16.922092
+661 "It was like setting up a guillotine in the public square.You don't expect a thousand people to line up to put their heads in it." Dave Eggers \N 2019-01-02 04:20:34.711593
+729 "you dont knock then i wont answer" kasie guzman345 \N 2019-01-02 04:20:58.46299
+609 "We are living in a generation where people ‘in love’ are free to touch each other’s private parts but are not allowed to touch each other’s phones because they are private." Robert Mugabe \N 2019-01-02 04:20:19.362644
+610 "There is a certain delightful sort of hope which the introvert can receive only by having company over...the hope that they will leave soon." Criss Jami Healology 2019-01-02 04:20:19.617183
+611 "Tact by its nature entails staying mum, prudently electing to forgo urging other people to pursue an alternative course of action. Creation of silent spaces in our own life and equitable distribution of periods of respite that allow for periods of equable inner reflection is necessary to spur personal growth. It is equally important to honor other people’s intrinsic need for periods of introspection, uninterrupted by unsolicited advice" Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 04:20:19.874375
+612 "The more I'm let alone and not worried the better I can function." Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway on Writing 2019-01-02 04:20:20.134086
+613 "This should be one of the basic attitudes—not to think about what the other is doing. That is his life. If he decides to live it that way, that is his business. Who are you even to have an opinion about it? Even to have an opinion means that you are ready to interfere, you have already interfered." Osho Tao: The Pathless Path 2019-01-02 04:20:20.387834
+614 "Privacy is something you can sell, but you can't buy it back." Bob Dylan \N 2019-01-02 04:20:20.645337
+615 "The truth is like sunlight: It causes cancer." J. Richard Singleton \N 2019-01-02 04:20:20.89887
+617 "Marriage is the ultimate solitude with minimal privacy." Nelson Rodrigues \N 2019-01-02 04:20:21.410516
+618 "And so it is inevitable that the day has come when we write about privacy with such nostalgia, analysing it as we would some unearthed fossil of a creature our human eyes had never fallen on." Aysha Taryam \N 2019-01-02 04:20:21.6618
+619 "God waits for our permission and doesn’t invade our privacy as we do with others. Everybody has free choice." Mabel Katz The Easiest Way to Understanding Ho'oponopono 2019-01-02 04:20:21.911189
+620 "Within perfect walls there is nothing worth protecting. There is, in fact, nothing. And so we exchange privacy for intimacy." Max Barry Lexicon 2019-01-02 04:20:22.165626
+621 "Destruction of privacy via surveillance programs engineered by Great Powers widens the existing power imbalance between the ruling elite and everyone else. Its impact on global south will be colossal." Arzak Khan \N 2019-01-02 04:20:22.42076
+622 "The missing link between humans and apes? It's certainly those brutes who haven't yet learned to respect privacy." Raheel Farooq \N 2019-01-02 04:20:22.674626
+623 "Control people's sexuality and you control them. After all, if people allow you to dictate how they behave in the privacy of their own bedrooms, there is very little that they will not allow you to control." Merlyn Gabriel Miller Sex, Death, Drugs & Madness 2019-01-02 04:20:22.928727
+624 "There is no transparency, Marus. It can’t exist. Surveillance doesn’t go both ways. There are those who watch, and those who are watched; the powerful, and the powerless." Celeste Chaney \N 2019-01-02 04:20:23.179729
+625 "I value my privacy, and if sometimes my actions seem strange or arbitrary or capricious, I do not want them challenged." George R.R. Martin \N 2019-01-02 04:20:23.433052
+626 "People trudge through most days with little excitement in their lives. But our digital age provides so many opportunities to give people an authentic view of who you are or what your company strives to be, thus creating touch points of commonality that draw you into closer friendship with others." Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People 2019-01-02 04:20:23.688692
+627 "The only way to stop big data from becoming big brother is introduce privacy laws that protect the basic human rights online." Arzak Khan \N 2019-01-02 04:20:23.943488
+628 "Biographers know nothing about the intimate sex lives of their own wives, but they think they know all about Stendhal’s or Faulkner’s." Milan Kundera Testaments Betrayed: An Essay in Nine Parts 2019-01-02 04:20:24.195082
+629 "No one cares about the artist Kafka, who troubles us with his puzzling aesthetic, because we'd rather have Kafka as the fusion of experience and work, the Kafka who had a difficult relationship with his father and didn't know how to deal with women." Milan Kundera Testaments Betrayed: An Essay in Nine Parts 2019-01-02 04:20:24.448557
+630 "Some people just can't keep their privacy and then get mad when others are judging them" Eliška Kudrnová \N 2019-01-02 04:20:24.828596
+631 "Women have become trained to be lone soldiers online, knowing that to send up a signal flare for help is more likely to attract enemies than allies." Violet Blue The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy: Practical Tips for Staying Safe Online 2019-01-02 04:20:25.083692
+632 "Do not, as long as you live, ever again allow your real name to be coupled with your home address." J.J. Luna How to Be Invisible, Third Edition: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life 2019-01-02 04:20:25.336006
+633 "Nobody in the government is talking. It’s a case of national security.” “Of course. The national security of spying on U.S. citizens." Kenneth Eade The Spy Files 2019-01-02 04:20:25.591383
+635 "The sleeper turns his back on everyone." Ursula K. Le Guin \N 2019-01-02 04:20:26.098076
+636 "Always be lenient with people and keep their privacy, as they can share their problems with you. These steps can help you in making your relationship strong." Faisal Nawaz Maitlo \N 2019-01-02 04:20:26.350313
+879 "Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue)." Jess C Scott The Other Side of Life 2019-01-02 04:22:06.41237
+637 "There is a common superstition that “self-respect” is a kind of charm against snakes, something that keeps those who have it locked in some unblighted Eden, out of strange beds, ambivalent conversations, and trouble in general. It does not at all. It has nothing to do with the face of things, but concerns instead a separate peace, a private reconciliation." Joan Didion Slouching Towards Bethlehem 2019-01-02 04:20:28.596852
+638 "Data is the pollution problem of the information age, and protecting privacy is the environmental challenge." Bruce Schneier Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World 2019-01-02 04:20:28.850155
+639 "Ultimately, if people lose their willingness to recognize that there are times in our history when legality becomes distinct from morality, we aren't just ceding control of our rights to government, but our agency in determining our futures." Edward Snowden \N 2019-01-02 04:20:29.103137
+640 "Technology would have long ago made privacy impossible, except that this had only made it more precious and desirable--and in the close confines of starship life, respect for another's privacy had become a powerful tradition." Gene Roddenberry Star Trek I: The Motion Picture 2019-01-02 04:20:29.360985
+641 "Without privacy, civilized life could not exist." James Clavell Shogun, Part 1 2019-01-02 04:20:29.615294
+642 "It’s not the public opinion of what you are that matters, but the private personality of who you are!" Israelmore Ayivor Leaders' Watchwords 2019-01-02 04:20:29.867455
+644 "I have not encouraged talk about man’s holy privacy, although I do respect and defend man’s right to have it." Mie Hansson Where Pain Thrives 2019-01-02 04:20:30.384027
+646 "Saying of the Prophet Privacy Whoever invades people´s privacy corrupts them." Idries Shah Caravan of Dreams 2019-01-02 04:20:30.897215
+647 "We need to have a measure of love and freedom at all times, even with the ones we love much in our lives." Auliq Ice \N 2019-01-02 04:20:31.152649
+648 "He has never told anyone this story. He doesn't mind talking to Richard, to Rafe about his past--within reason--but he doesn't mean to give away pieces of himself." Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall 2019-01-02 04:20:31.405021
+649 "Men are private. This I have learned. They are whole continents of privacy; you can only go to the borders; you can look in but you cannot enter." Niall Williams \N 2019-01-02 04:20:31.660024
+650 "When to others it's not lying. It's privacy." Brian Spellman \N 2019-01-02 04:20:31.911279
+651 "Without reserve, I can say that my entire identity is in the books I write." Elena Ferrante \N 2019-01-02 04:20:32.163733
+652 "Of course, to be truly 'surveillance free' required unpredictability or its cousin, spontaneity." Jeff Shear The Trinity Conspiracy: Part One - Betrayal at Black Mesa 2019-01-02 04:20:32.41643
+653 "On the corporate side, the upshot of our data (the benefit to us) isn't all that interesting unless you're an economist. In theory, your data means ads are better targeted, which means less marketing spend is wasted, which means lower prices. At the very least, the data they sell means you get to use genuinely useful services like Facebook and Google without paying money for them." Christian Rudder Dataclysm: Who We Are 2019-01-02 04:20:32.674805
+654 "I have noticed that the solar radiation reflections from rippled privacy windows cause greatly accelerated growth patterns in plants" Steven Magee Light Forensics 2019-01-02 04:20:32.928392
+655 ". . . and my ego gladly avoids leaning out the window." Elena Ferrante \N 2019-01-02 04:20:33.177397
+656 "Transparency means to dedicate our thoughts and efforts to non privacy rules and not to defend negative intelligence ideas or surveillance programs." Auliq Ice \N 2019-01-02 04:20:33.430492
+657 "...we are all libertarians when the doorbell rings and all big government conservatives when there's a racket next door." Doug Pascover \N 2019-01-02 04:20:33.684016
+663 "Friends I would like to challenge you to do an experiment, in the privacy of your studies. Everywhere you see the name “Jesus” in the Bible, replace it with the word light and see what that does to you." Sunday Adelaja \N 2019-01-02 04:20:35.223507
+664 "Privacy inevitably falls prey to technology." Albert Thomas Bifarelli \N 2019-01-02 04:20:35.474779
+665 "You think knowing things will solve your private little griefs?" Kiana Davenport Shark Dialogues 2019-01-02 04:20:35.726664
+667 "I’ve been accused of being cold, snobbish, distant. Those who know me well know that I’m nothing of the sort. If anything, the opposite is true. But is it too much to ask to want to protect your private life, your inner feelings?" Grace Kelly \N 2019-01-02 04:20:38.416078
+668 " 'And so we exchange privacy for intimacy. We gamble with it, hoping that by exposing ourselves, someone will find a way in. This is why the human animal will always be vulnerable: because it wants to be.' " Max Barry Lexicon 2019-01-02 04:20:38.669822
+669 "I knelt and locked the door. I locked the door locking the world and time outside. I stretched my body across the mattress and Saskia drew in close to me and placed her open hand on my chest, her mouth near my shoulder; her breath, my breath blew out the candle, and I held my lost Wanderess with tenderness until sweet sleep overcame us." Roman Payne The Wanderess 2019-01-02 04:20:38.926744
+670 "All of a sudden, we've lost a lot of control. We can't turn off our internet; we can't turn off our smartphones; we can't turn off our computers. You used to ask a smart person a question. Now, who do you ask? It starts with g-o, and it's not God. [ Steve Wozniak \N 2019-01-02 04:20:39.181453
+671 "The goal of privacy is not to protect some stable self from erosion but to create boundaries where this self can emerge, mutate, and stabilize." Evgeny Morozov To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism 2019-01-02 04:20:39.43655
+672 "Unlike most people, I kept my mouth shut about the man I was living with." Edna St. Vincent Millay \N 2019-01-02 04:20:39.689855
+673 "Where the truth remains hidden from the outside, the inside imprisons the hidden." Chess Desalls Travel Glasses 2019-01-02 04:20:39.943143
+674 "But secluding my experience during that early period was both cowardly and wise. Some things are too fragile, too vulnerable to bring into the public eye. Tender things with tiny roots tend to wither in the glare of public scrutiny. By holding my awakening within, I contained the energy of it, and it fed me the way blood feeds muscle. It fed me a certain propelling energy, and I kept moving forward." Sue Monk Kidd The Dance of the Dissident Daughter 2019-01-02 04:20:40.198285
+675 "I know people who are embarrassed to be American. They don't like showing their passports. It's becoming a scary place. It takes someone very brave not to be quiet, someone who doesn't mind death threats, their life being turned upside down, news cameras outside their door. There is no freedom of speech in America anymore. They are not living up to the constitution. There's so much fear in America and control." Gillian Anderson \N 2019-01-02 04:20:40.453273
+677 "Apparently, the glasses didn’t need to be connected to the internet for the wearer to poke into someone’s personal life. Even though a search engine could lead to an individual’s address, the browser couldn’t actually physically take you there. What had this inventor done? Did he have any idea?" Chess Desalls Travel Glasses 2019-01-02 04:20:40.966464
+678 "Two things a wise man never discloses to the public; his money and his women." Habeeb Akande \N 2019-01-02 04:20:41.227648
+679 "In a culture where people judge each other as much by their digital footprints as by their real-life personalities, it's an act of faith to opt out of sharing your data." Julia Angwin Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance 2019-01-02 04:20:41.486108
+680 "If you don't take good care of your credit, then your credit won't take good care of you." Tyler Gregory \N 2019-01-02 04:20:41.741512
+681 "If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy." Philip Zimmermann \N 2019-01-02 04:20:41.995887
+682 "It's idealistic, it's for love and gentleness, it's close to nature, it hurts nobody, it's voluntary. I can't see anything wrong with any of that.' 'Neither can I. The only trouble is, this commune will be inhabited by and surrounded by members of the human race." Wallace Stegner Angle of Repose 2019-01-02 04:20:42.251288
+684 "When you fake emotion for a living, when you make your money providing fantasies for other people, tuning into their worlds and indulging them, you don’t invite someone into your world very easily." Sara Sheridan The Pleasure Express 2019-01-02 04:20:42.766963
+685 "If repairing one's credit is as easy as sending some dispute letters to the credit bureaus then why doesn't everyone have good credit?" Tyler Gregory \N 2019-01-02 04:20:43.026911
+686 "Isn't it sad that we have to gain control of the artificial numbers placed upon us by others to regain some control of our lives?" Rick Gregory \N 2019-01-02 04:20:43.280106
+818 "The USA is a beautiful country...when you take the corrupt corporations and their government minions out of the equation." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:44.028355
+687 "I think you have boundary problems," Groovy said. "There's such a thing as too-strict boundaries, you know. You're all cut off from everybody." "I am?". I felt just the opposite. I felt like I bled over everything, in an unseemly fashion, and my feelings for Sands was exacerbating this." Rebecca Lee Bobcat and Other Stories 2019-01-02 04:20:43.535452
+688 "I should never have dreamed of purpose, I am coming to the conclusion that privacy, the small individual lives of men, are preferable to all this inflated macrocosmic activity." Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children 2019-01-02 04:20:43.790391
+689 "The public good must come before private interests." Bryant McGill Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life 2019-01-02 04:20:44.048412
+690 "He had been privy to much, and blind to even more." Davis Bunn Lion of Babylon 2019-01-02 04:20:44.305594
+691 "The question of the right to privacy must be one of the defining issues of our time." Ziad K. Abdelnour \N 2019-01-02 04:20:44.558117
+693 "Most people feel safe when assume no peeper. That's the magic of holy privacy." Toba Beta Master of Stupidity 2019-01-02 04:20:45.074223
+694 "Are you willing to accept anything less than the credit you want, the credit you need and the credit you deserve?" Tyler Gregory \N 2019-01-02 04:20:45.330941
+695 "That hedge provides almost complete privacy from cars and pedestrians, and I would bet he and his wife do it more than the national average." Cassandra Danz Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead: Five Steps to the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Garden of Your Dreams 2019-01-02 04:20:45.586557
+697 "I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower." Banksy \N 2019-01-02 04:20:47.962114
+699 "While you were busy trying to prove God stands behind you, God was before me lighting the trail, so he could lead us both." Shannon L. Alder \N 2019-01-02 04:20:48.471999
+700 "Be quiet! Anyone can spit in my face, and call me a criminal and a prostitute. But no one has the right to judge my remorse." Jean-Paul Sartre The Flies 2019-01-02 04:20:48.726418
+701 "A book is a private thing, citizen; it belongs to the one who writes it and to the one who reads it. Like the mind itself, a book is a private space. Within that space, anything is possible. The greatest evil and the greatest good." Rikki Ducornet The Fan-Maker's Inquisition: A Novel of the Marquis de Sade 2019-01-02 04:20:48.983367
+705 "Only people who have something to hide make a fuss about privacy." Lauren Oliver Requiem 2019-01-02 04:20:50.01604
+706 "The National Security Agency’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A. could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back." Frank Church \N 2019-01-02 04:20:50.272501
+707 "There's something really liberating about having some corner of your life that's yours, that no one gets to see except you. It's a little like nudity or taking a dump. Everyone gets naked every once in a while. Everyone has to squat on the toilet. There's nothing shameful, deviant or weird about either of them." Cory Doctorow Little Brother 2019-01-02 04:20:50.53053
+708 "The most sacred thing is to be able to shut your own door." G. K. Chesterton \N 2019-01-02 04:20:50.783375
+709 "These examples and many others demonstrate an alarming trend whereby the privacy and dignity of our citizens is being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen -- a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of man's life at will." [ William O. Douglas \N 2019-01-02 04:20:51.041453
+710 "We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government." [ William O. Douglas \N 2019-01-02 04:20:51.29452
+711 "I don't like to meddle in my private affairs." Karl Kraus \N 2019-01-02 04:20:51.552903
+712 "One hundred years ago, everyone could have personal privacy. You and your friend could walk into an empty field, look around to see that no one else was nearby, and have a level of privacy that has forever been lost. As Whitfield Diffie has said: "No right of private conversation was enumerated in the Constitution. I don't suppose it occurred to anyone at the time that it could be prevented" Bruce Schneier Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive 2019-01-02 04:20:51.812558
+713 "Il n'est si homme de bien, qu'il mette à l'examen des loix toutes ses actions et pensées, qui ne soit pendable dix fois en sa vie. (There is no man so good that if he placed all his actions and thoughts under the scrutiny of the laws, he would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.)" Michel de Montaigne The Complete Essays 2019-01-02 04:20:52.070723
+714 "Philip Johnson is a highbrow. A highbrow is a man educated beyond his capacity. His house is a box of glass — not shelter. The meaning of the word shelter includes privacy." Frank Lloyd Wright \N 2019-01-02 04:20:52.590455
+715 "This place does not feel like my country. It feels like countries I have read about where things are very bad. It feels, in fact, like exactly the kind of thing we were protesting against, but we thought it was elsewhere. It is not heartening to find that it has come to us." Nick Harkaway The Gone-Away World 2019-01-02 04:20:52.986409
+717 "27.\tSo often, we go through our battles in private. As it was with me and with many of the women in my generation. We were taught and reared and molded to keep that stiff upper lip and to never explain in public how deeply some people have hurt us. I cannot get away from that mold. I am comfortable in it. I derive my sanity from it." psyche roxas-mendoza \N 2019-01-02 04:20:53.563343
+718 "You know something is wrong when the government declares opening someone else’s mail is a felony but your internet activity is fair game for data collecting." E.A. Bucchianeri \N 2019-01-02 04:20:53.818415
+719 "New Rule: You don't need a paper shredder. I've seen your mail--it's not that interesting. What are you worried about, that the magazine from the auto club might fall into the wrong hands? I hate to break it to you 007, but the Victoria's Secret catalog isn't actually a secret." Bill Maher The New New Rules: A Funny Look At How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass 2019-01-02 04:20:54.204328
+720 "Secrets,” Kohler finally said, “are a luxury we can no longer afford." Dan Brown Angels & Demons 2019-01-02 04:20:54.459957
+721 "Or was Chris thinking, as I was, that if we went to the police and told our story, our faces would be splashed on the front pages of every newspaper in the country? Would the glare of publicity make up for what we'd lose? Our privacy-our need to stay together? Could we lose each other just to get even?" V.C. Andrews Flowers in the Attic 2019-01-02 04:20:54.719952
+722 "When he is cheerful--when the sun shines into his mind--then I venture to peep in, just as far as the light reaches, but no further. It is holy ground where the shadow falls!" Nathaniel Hawthorne The House of the Seven Gables 2019-01-02 04:20:54.978425
+723 "He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face. - Ben Franklin" Benjamin Franklin \N 2019-01-02 04:20:56.788694
+724 "Never speak about private affairs for the general public to hear." Habeeb Akande \N 2019-01-02 04:20:57.043586
+726 "What people dont know about you people create. Imagination is a part of being human. They fill in the unknowns with assumptions and not facts. Every man and woman is a mystery unrevealed." R.M. Engelhardt \N 2019-01-02 04:20:57.695306
+727 "There are skeletons in everyone's closet, things no one ever wants the world to discover." Jodi Picoult Keeping Faith 2019-01-02 04:20:57.952515
+728 "So this blessing of loneliness was not really loneliness. Real loneliness was something unendurable. What one wanted when exhausted by the noise and impact of physical bodies was not no people but disembodied people; all those denizens of beloved books who could be taken to one's heart and put away again, in silence, and with no hurt feelings." Elizabeth Goudge The Scent of Water 2019-01-02 04:20:58.207826
+732 "I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil." Albert Einstein \N 2019-01-02 04:21:18.686306
+733 "Surely by now there can be few here who still believe the purpose of government is to protect us from the destructive activities of corporations. At last most of us must understand that the opposite is true: that the primary purpose of government is to protect those who run the economy from the outrage of injured citizens." Derrick Jensen Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization 2019-01-02 04:21:18.939879
+734 "I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 10: 1 May 1816 to 18 January 1817 2019-01-02 04:21:19.199476
+736 "Our lack of community is intensely painful. A TV talk show is not community. A couple of hours in a church pew each Sabbath is not community. A multinational corporation is neither a human nor a community, and in the sweatshops, defiled agribusiness fields, genetic mutation labs, ecological dead zones, the inhumanity is showing. Without genuine spiritual community, life becomes a struggle so lonely and grim that even Hillary Clinton has admitted "it takes a village"." David James Duncan \N 2019-01-02 04:21:19.71293
+737 "This massive ascendancy of corporate power over democratic process is probably the most ominous development since the end of World War II, and for the most part "the free world" seems to be regarding it as merely normal." Wendell Berry Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food 2019-01-02 04:21:19.967291
+738 "At times there's something so precise and mathematically chilling about nationalism. Build a dam to take away water AWAY from 40 million people. Build a dam to pretend to BRING water to 40 million people. Who are these gods that govern us? Is there no limit to their powers?" Arundhati Roy The Cost of Living 2019-01-02 04:21:20.223874
+739 "Can you believe it? Fifty miles from McDonald's. I didn't think there was anywhere in the world that was fifty miles from McDonald's." Neil Gaiman \N 2019-01-02 04:21:20.478421
+741 "Blaming the running injury epidemic on big, bad Nike seems too easy - but that's okay, because it's largely their fault." Christopher McDougall Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen 2019-01-02 04:21:20.986487
+742 "The idea that each corporation can be a feudal monarchy and yet behave in its corporate action like a democratic citizen concerned for the world we live in is one of the great absurdities of our time—" Kim Stanley Robinson Antarctica 2019-01-02 04:21:21.239233
+744 "For the sake of “job creation,” in Kentucky, and in other backward states, we have lavished public money on corporations that come in and stay only so long as they can exploit people here more cheaply than elsewhere. The general purpose of the present economy is to exploit, not to foster or conserve. (from 'Compromise, Hell!' published in the November/December 2004 issue of ORION magazine)" Wendell Berry \N 2019-01-02 04:21:21.749162
+761 "If you have an employee with a great attitude but no training or skills versus one with a poor attitude with some education or training. Take the employee with the great attitude for they can be trained. Poor attitude is like a tumor. It can spread. Attitude is harder to change than someone's skills level. - Strong by Kailin Gow on Hiring Good People and Casting Good People" Kailin Gow \N 2019-01-02 04:21:27.834106
+1012 "My feet catch the roof like the arrester hook of a fighter jet coming into an aircraft carrier." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:48.935487
+747 "Corporations are like protean bacteria; you hit them with accountability and they mutate and change their names." Doug Anderson \N 2019-01-02 04:21:22.640322
+748 "[Bill] Clinton was a pretty good president for a Republican." Michael Moore \N 2019-01-02 04:21:22.902348
+749 "... the forces of power, particularly corporate power, are impatient with what is adequate for a coherent community. Because power gains so little from community in the short run, it does not hesitate to destroy community for the long run." Wes Jackson Becoming Native to This Place 2019-01-02 04:21:23.155564
+750 "Corporations are not legal “persons” with constitutional rights and freedoms of their own, but legal fictions that we created and must therefore control." Kalle Lasn Culture Jam: How To Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge - And Why We Must 2019-01-02 04:21:23.421119
+752 "It was here I learnt that corporate principles and military principles are basically the same. Insulation. Illusion. Hype. Activity." Tarun J. Tejpal The Alchemy of Desire 2019-01-02 04:21:23.927182
+753 "Why do we still cling to the intellectually retarded notion that liberty can be obtained, maintained, or lost at the end of a gun barrel? When you're working 3 minimum wage jobs to make the minimum payment on a pair of socks you bought 12 years ago because your credit card company slapped you with an interest rate that would make a loan shark holler WTF! ... well, no one needs to hold a gun to your head. Your ass has already been sold down the river." Quentin R. Bufogle \N 2019-01-02 04:21:24.183825
+755 "A system is corrupt when it is strictly profit-driven, not driven to serve the best interests of its people, but those of multinational corporations." Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:21:24.692016
+759 "Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it. -Andrew Young, author, civil rights activist, US congressman, mayor, and UN ambassador (b. 1932)" Andrew Young \N 2019-01-02 04:21:27.317476
+760 "A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated as public nuisances and evicted." Robert Reich \N 2019-01-02 04:21:27.573545
+762 "And the so-called 'political process' is a fraud: Our elected officials, like our bureaucratic functionaries, like even our judges, are largely the indentured servants of the commercial interests." Edward Abbey Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast 2019-01-02 04:21:28.085666
+764 "Managers receiving hundreds of thousands a year—and setting their compensation for themselves—are not being paid wages, they are appropriating surplus value in the guise of wages. " Michael Harrington \N 2019-01-02 04:21:28.591298
+765 "She was going to go home after this and sip red wine and stare at the wall, I could tell. She would wonder why she was doing this, struggling against commercial interests at a corporate hospital when all she wanted to do was help people, and in the morning, when she walked out of her beautiful home and unlocked her convertible, she would remember." Max Berry \N 2019-01-02 04:21:28.844874
+766 "Of the world's 175 largest nation-states and private firms, 112 are corporations." Anne-Marie Slaughter The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World 2019-01-02 04:21:29.102853
+767 "The fact that the United States has political, economic, and legal structures that do indeed create incentives to control hazards (in the workplace) is one the reasons the corporations have moved to Latin America and Asia." Vincent A. Gallagher The True Cost of Low Prices: The Violence of Globalization 2019-01-02 04:21:29.357037
+768 "Laws are designed by corporate governments to control the behaviors of their mass populations." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:29.611744
+770 "Who really owns the Earth? Corporations? Governments? Charity Organizations? Or... Should it be the people? You decide!" Anthony T.Hincks \N 2019-01-02 04:21:30.124881
+771 "No matter how big a company is, one has to always look at business basics." Tarun Sharma \N 2019-01-02 04:21:30.376481
+772 "The standard business model for corporations is to lie, confuse and deny anything that may threaten their profitability." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:30.627495
+773 "The internet neutrality is dead in the water thanks to greedy individuals, corporations and their backers. Maybe it's time to change the, "In God We Trust" slogan on the old greenback to something more appropriate:- In Greed We Lust! would be more apt because "In God We Trust" seems to be falling on deaf ears." Anthony T.Hincks \N 2019-01-02 04:21:30.883229
+774 "Just as layoffs were making a mockery of the team concept, employees were urged to find camaraderie and a sense of collective purpose at the microlevel of the "team". And the less teamlike the overall organization became with the threat of continuous downsizing, the more management insisted on individual devotion to these largely fictional units." Barbara Ehrenreich Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America 2019-01-02 04:21:31.139127
+775 "I research what corporate governments do not want researched." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:31.393299
+776 "Few people realize that the primary purpose of the police is to protect the corporate interests and that protecting the general public is a much lower assignment." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:31.646369
+777 "The corporate controlled government is the biggest risk to national security." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:31.900134
+778 "Modern corporate controlled governments are in the business of covering things up." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:32.151934
+779 "Corporate controlled governments are the enemy of the future generations." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:32.408719
+780 "Executives of necessity live and work within an organization. Unless they make conscious efforts to perceive the outside, the inside may blind them to the true reality." Peter F. Drucker The Essential Drucker 2019-01-02 04:21:32.662092
+781 "Beware of corporate government cops." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:32.914202
+782 "I had found that universities were no different from any other large organisation; the same timid conformity, the same stifling bureaucracy, was equally present in those supposed temples of creative thought and free expression as in the most faceless corporation." Dylan Evans The Utopia Experiment 2019-01-02 04:21:33.169354
+784 "The hoops one has to jump through to win an election creates highly compromised leaders." Freequill \N 2019-01-02 04:21:33.680156
+785 "If we saw how everything was made, from start to finish, most companies would go out of business." Freequill \N 2019-01-02 04:21:33.933962
+786 "Our political process renders the public mute in a contest of volume." Freequill \N 2019-01-02 04:21:34.185687
+787 "Corporations don’t make profits. Corporations don’t pay taxes. I have yet to meet a liberal that understands these concepts." Joe DeShon \N 2019-01-02 04:21:34.438614
+811 "It must be remembered that the forty hour work week until age sixty five was designed by governments and corporations and not the medical profession." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:42.251827
+812 "Nature is in the process of shutting down corrupt corporations and their government minions." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:42.506501
+813 "When it comes to Vought, or any corporate outfit really, all that counts to them is profit. They send their kids on planes built by the lowest bidder. They travel on the fuckin' things themselves. Company jets or first class, they still go on 'em. Safety costs. Money's God." Garth Ennis The Boys, Volume 9: The Big Ride 2019-01-02 04:21:42.760447
+790 "When picking a leader, choose a peacemaker. One who unites, not divides. A cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship." Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:21:36.90795
+791 "Any government that places profit before people is pure evil." Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:21:37.161189
+792 "Endangering human life for profit should be a universal crime." Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:21:37.413968
+793 "Income from labor [in the United States] is about as unequally distributed as has ever been observed anywhere." Thomas Piketty \N 2019-01-02 04:21:37.668572
+794 "More people have died in the name of religion than any other cause on earth. Is massacring God's creations really serving God - or the devil? And what father would want to see his children constantly divided and fighting? What God would allow a single human life to be sacrificed for monetary gain? Again, the Creator or the devil?" Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:21:37.922511
+795 "One of the curious aspects of the Twenty-First Century was the great delusion amongst many people, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, that freedom of speech and freedom of expression were best exercised on technological platforms owned by corporations dedicated to making as much money as possible." Jarett Kobek I Hate the Internet 2019-01-02 04:21:38.17837
+796 "I hope we shall ... crush in it’s birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and to bid defiance to the laws of their country." Thomas Jefferson The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 10: 1 May 1816 to 18 January 1817 2019-01-02 04:21:38.434388
+797 "Very few of the common people realize that the political and legal systems have been corrupted by decades of corporate lobbying." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:38.691195
+798 "A true democratic society is supposed to serve its people, not big businesses. The welfare of its citizens, not corporate pockets. But when you have corporations buying the seats of our political leaders, who do you think they will serve?" Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:21:38.943532
+800 "Behind the facade of elected government are a bunch of corporate controlled gangsters running the country." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:39.455462
+801 "Most politicians are corrupt as they do not represent the masses that voted for them, but rather they choose to return numerous favors to the corporations that funded their election campaigns." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:39.707747
+802 "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power" <-- This is a fake quote, it appears in none of the writings or recorded speeches of Mussolini. ― Benito Mussolini" Benito Mussolini \N 2019-01-02 04:21:39.95954
+803 "Globalization is a form of artificial intelligence." Erol Ozan \N 2019-01-02 04:21:40.214644
+804 "The legal system has been designed by governments and corporations to protect them from the common people." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:40.468594
+806 "There is a lot of talk about "rigged games" as of late. Big government is the most insipid of all "rigged games". There is no choice available to the public allowing it to avoid a big over-arching government. You can always chose not do business with a big corporation. Corporations that are distasteful can be avoided. A big, powerful, government bent on intrusion cannot be avoided." A.E. Samaan \N 2019-01-02 04:21:40.975378
+807 "You cannot expect a corrupt law enforcement system to prosecute the illegal activities of corporations and their government minions." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:41.225227
+808 "The Democratic Party would like to be re-elected so that they can continue to uphold almost no Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) whistle-blower complaints, enforce hardly any police internal affairs allegations, and corrupt corporations with lobbyists can continue operating outside of the law." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:41.479532
+809 "We live in an age where corporations are people and employees are not." Clifford Cohen \N 2019-01-02 04:21:41.736895
+814 "The leading research in the adverse human health effects of electromagnetic radiation is not being done by well funded governments or corporations, it is coming from a few self funded independent researchers." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:43.01463
+815 "Corporations and their government minions are capable of anything...just look at the frauds the recent wars became known as. Hundreds of thousands killed in the name of corporate "liberation"." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:43.267647
+819 "The myth of "free choice" begins with "free market" and "free trade". When five transnational corporations control the seed market, it is not a free market, it is a cartel." Vandana Shiva \N 2019-01-02 04:21:46.291586
+820 "We give more economic aid to multinational corporations to increase their profits than we do to all the countries in the world combined." Michael Hogan Savage Capitalism and the Myth of Democracy: Latin America in the Third Millennium 2019-01-02 04:21:46.543513
+821 "We live in truly unbelievable times. Autism is an epidemic in most western countries, western governments are nothing more than corrupt corporations, and corporations are routinely suppressing information regarding the toxicity of many common household items. The result is that many people are unnecessarily suffering from easily preventable developmental problems, sickness and cancer." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:46.797397
+822 "Power, in Case's world, meant corporate power. The zaibatsus, the multinationals that shaped the course of human history, had transcended old barriers. Viewed as organisms, they had attained a kind of immortality. You couldn't kill a zaibatsu by assassinating a dozen key executives; there were others waiting to step up the ladder, assume the vacated position, access the vast banks of corporate memory..." William Gibson Neuromancer 2019-01-02 04:21:47.053856
+823 "People used to make money, but somewhere along the way, it started making us." Trevor D. Richardson Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files 2019-01-02 04:21:47.306621
+825 "Why help make big companies bigger when you can get the same thing from the little guy and actually help someone accomplish their dream?" Trevor D. Richardson Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files 2019-01-02 04:21:47.819284
+827 "We live in the richest country in the world. There's plenty and to spare for no man, woman, or child to be in want. And in addition to this our country was founded on what should have been a great, true principle - the freedom, equality and rights of each individual. Huh! And what has come of that start? There are corporations worth billions of dollars- and hundreds of thousands of people who don't get to eat." Carson McCullers The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 2019-01-02 04:21:48.352323
+828 "It all seems so clear now. Corporate intrusion into public institutions. Corporate domination of culture and media. It happened in plain view, with us cheering on their success as if it reflected well on us. As if it was us." Daniel Suarez Freedom™ 2019-01-02 04:21:48.609157
+829 "I find it very sad that by the time corporate science realizes the value of nature, that it may be too late" Steven Magee Solar Radiation, Global Warming and Human Disease 2019-01-02 04:21:48.862026
+832 "We basically used oil and aquifer water to temporarily boost the carrying capacity of the land, all for economic growth demanded by Wall Street investors. It’s a crazy system that only makes sense when you foist all the costs onto taxpayers in the form of crop subsidies that benefit agribusiness, and defense spending to secure fossil fuels. We’re basically paying for corporations to seize control of the food supply and dictate to us the terms under which we live." Daniel Suarez Freedom™ 2019-01-02 04:21:49.641946
+833 "TV pollutes our minds and dulls our senses. It is a babysitter that molests children. And yet those who are on the television scream “first amendment” and “freedom of speech”. How is corporate control freedom of speech? And what rights did our forefathers grant corporations, anyway?" James Rozoff \N 2019-01-02 04:21:49.894108
+834 "A CEO is known by the company he reaps." Brian Spellman \N 2019-01-02 04:21:50.148614
+876 "The real axis of evil in America is the genius of our marketing and the gullibility of our people." Bill Maher When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism 2019-01-02 04:22:03.618292
+835 "Armed with the new right to sell their products back to host societies, they can bleed both producing and buying populations at the same time. That is why under new international "free trade" agreements private corporations and businesses have increasingly demanded that governments deregulate and lower taxes so that they are not obliged to pay the cost of sustaining the life of host-societies or their environments." John McMurtry The Cancer Stage of Capitalism 2019-01-02 04:21:50.404617
+837 "Take taking from those that give & nobody anywhere will need any more such gifts." Kenneth Patchen Collected Poems 2019-01-02 04:21:50.910617
+838 "the decisive movement toward corporate capitalism began in 1895-1896." James Livingston \N 2019-01-02 04:21:51.161981
+839 "Minimum standards to promote workers' wages, health and safety, to safeguard the community against pollution and degradation, and to ensure basic life goods for all as a basic contract for civil society was between 1945 and the mid-1970s, in fact, a rapidly evolving framework which inhibited the causes and effects of a corporate market system committed to an opposed goal." John McMurtry \N 2019-01-02 04:21:51.415925
+840 "the government tends to act like a corporation treating the public as its consumers rather than its citizens" Fairclough Norman \N 2019-01-02 04:21:51.66825
+841 "She represents something about the corporate world that repel me, some deep coldness masked as relentless cheerfulness." Barbara Ehrenreich \N 2019-01-02 04:21:51.923778
+842 "A large corporation is more like Australia: it’s impossible to see the whole landscape at once and there are so many things capable of maiming or killing you." Erika Hall Just Enough Research 2019-01-02 04:21:52.494453
+843 "We don’t want our politicians bending to the whims of whichever corporation has the money to pay them off." Michael Monroe Afterlife 2019-01-02 04:21:52.747986
+844 "People on corporate conveyor belts, like animals in slaughter-chutes are all part of the same big massacre of joy." Bryant McGill Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life 2019-01-02 04:21:53.002853
+845 "USA corporations are legally regulated by laws which their managers know are rarely enforced. This criminal activity is what the USA government calls: Deregulation." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:53.257672
+846 "For a world full of universities, brilliant people and clever corporations it sure is a pit of hell and sorrow for billions. What's missing?" Bryant McGill Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life 2019-01-02 04:21:53.513481
+847 "Please don't waste-away in front of a TV waiting to win a lottery during the precious few hours you are not imprisoned in corporate shackles." Bryant McGill Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life 2019-01-02 04:21:53.767709
+848 "The USA legal system is designed to enrich lawyers, protect the government and corporations, and shaft the general public." Steven Magee \N 2019-01-02 04:21:54.024389
+849 "It’s ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They’re totalitarian institutions - you take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. There’s about as much freedom as under Stalinism." Noam Chomsky \N 2019-01-02 04:21:56.671924
+851 "In poor countries, officials receive explicit bribes; in D.C. they get the sophisticated, implicit, unspoken promise to work for large corporations" Nassim Nicholas Taleb The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms 2019-01-02 04:21:57.188142
+853 "NGOs have a complicated space in neoliberal politics. They are supposed to mop up the anger. Even when they are doing good work, they are supposed to maintain the status quo. They are the missionaries of the corporate world." Arundhati Roy \N 2019-01-02 04:21:57.696612
+854 "Do we need weapons to fight wars? Or do we need wars to create markets for weapons?" Arundhati Roy Capitalism: A Ghost Story 2019-01-02 04:21:57.948426
+855 "The problem isn't Nick Harkaway The Gone-Away World 2019-01-02 04:21:58.201879
+856 "Great corporations exist only because they are created and safeguarded by our institutions; and it is therefore our right and duty to see that they work in harmony with these institutions." Theodore Roosevelt \N 2019-01-02 04:21:58.454238
+857 "If only one didn't know that at the secret heart of all such organizations, corporations and governments alike, it still came down to a finite number of fallible people talking to each other . . . ​" Lois McMaster Bujold CryoBurn 2019-01-02 04:21:58.711649
+877 "Research has found that in most companies managers who get promoted rapidly spend most of their time networking and politicking, while their more effective colleagues spent their time building their units and developing their people." Alan G. Robinson The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas 2019-01-02 04:22:03.874058
+860 "I don't waste food, water, money, time and talent." Amit Kalantri \N 2019-01-02 04:21:59.49265
+861 "Corporations are people my friend" Mitt Romney \N 2019-01-02 04:21:59.744516
+862 "Capitalism is destroying the planet. The two old tricks that dug it out of past crises--War and Shopping--simply will not work." Arundhati Roy Capitalism: A Ghost Story 2019-01-02 04:21:59.99764
+863 "As far as I have heard or observed, the principal object is, not that mankind may be well and honestly clad, but, unquestionably, that corporations may be enriched." Henry David Thoreau Walden 2019-01-02 04:22:00.254453
+864 "I'm not against the corporations. They are our wealth. But they are getting too greedy. I don't want to do away with corporations. I want them to make our cars, however, not our laws." Doris Haddock \N 2019-01-02 04:22:00.508971
+866 "If you abandon the political arena, somebody is going to be there. Corporations aren't going to go home and join the PTA. They are going to run things." Noam Chomsky How the World Works 2019-01-02 04:22:01.020931
+867 "...Why are corporations so fleeting?...Instead of imitating the freewheeling city, these businesses minimize the very interactions that lead to new ideas. They erect walls and establish hierarchies. They keep people from relaxing and having insights. They stifle conversations, discourage dissent, and suffocate social networks. Rather than maximizing employee creativity they become obsessed with minor efficiencies." Jonah Lehrer Imagine: How Creativity Works 2019-01-02 04:22:01.280913
+869 "Power and profit structures're out of cahoots with current technology. Aware of new inventions, corporations put them aside, waiting for competitive reasons until they're obliged to use new gimmicks." John Cage M: Writings '67-'72 2019-01-02 04:22:01.794582
+871 "We are trained to be employees, but no one said that we have endure a limited salary that barely keeps pace with inflation." Carlos Roche \N 2019-01-02 04:22:02.308779
+874 "But an oft-heard complaint, as companies spread their tentacles around the world and compete on a global playing field, is that globalization is merely a new form of imperialism." Tom Standage A History of the World in 6 Glasses 2019-01-02 04:22:03.106263
+875 "Successful companies are built by investing lare amount of money and hundreds of litres of sweat." Amit Kalantri \N 2019-01-02 04:22:03.361251
+880 "That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something…real.” Nin interlocked his fingers, and stretched out his arms. “Real love, real friends, real body parts…" Jess C Scott The Other Side of Life 2019-01-02 04:22:06.667373
+881 "Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding..." William Gibson Neuromancer 2019-01-02 04:22:06.921304
+882 "To condense fact from the vapor of nuance." Neal Stephenson Snow Crash 2019-01-02 04:22:07.17322
+883 "The brightest light casts the darkest shadow." Jess C. Scott The Darker Side of Life 2019-01-02 04:22:07.427665
+884 "Nin knew how much humans loved money, riches, and material things—though he never really could understand why. The more technologically advanced the human species got, the more isolated they seemed to become, at the same time. It was alarming, how humans could spend entire lifetimes engaged in all kinds of activities, without getting any closer to knowing who they really were, inside." Jess C Scott The Other Side of Life 2019-01-02 04:22:07.681686
+885 "He turns off the techno-shit in his goggles. All it does is confuse him; he stands there reading statistics about his own death even as it's happening to him. Very post-modern." Neal Stephenson Snow Crash 2019-01-02 04:22:07.936779
+887 "The future is unwritten. there are best case scenarios. There are worst-case scenarios. both of them are great fun to write about if you' re a science fiction novelist, but neither of them ever happens in the real world. What happens in the real world is always a sideways-case scenario. World-changing marvels to us, are only wallpaper to our children." Bruce Sterling \N 2019-01-02 04:22:08.450355
+888 "I took Punk to be the detonation of some slow-fused projectile buried deep in society's flank a decade earlier, and I took it to be, somehow, a sign." William Gibson \N 2019-01-02 04:22:08.704332
+889 "For me, the best thing about Cyberpunk is that it taught me how to enjoy shopping malls, which used to terrify me. Now I just imagine the whole thing is two miles below the moon’s surface, and that half the people’s right-brains have been eaten by roboticized steel rats. And suddenly it’s interesting again." Rudy Rucker \N 2019-01-02 04:22:08.960386
+890 "What use was time to those who'd soon achieve Digital Immortality?" Clyde Dsouza Memories With Maya 2019-01-02 04:22:09.212619
+891 "Southern California doesn't know whether to bustle or just strangle itself on the spot." Neal Stephenson Snow Crash 2019-01-02 04:22:09.470657
+892 "Never been here before. It's like something on the top floor of a luxury high-rise casino in Atlantic City, where they put semi-retarded adults from South Philly after they've blundered into the mega jackpot" Hiro Protagonist - Snow Crash" Neal Stephenson Snow Crash 2019-01-02 04:22:09.726114
+893 "Life seemed ideal to him right then, and he was happy for the first time in a long time, and it felt like the sun was shining from his heart." - from the novel Brainjob by David Sloma." David Sloma Brainjob 2019-01-02 04:22:09.984348
+894 "Fads swept the youth of the sprawl at the speed of light; entire subcultures could rise overnight, thrive for a dozen weeks, and then vanish utterly." William Gibson Neuromancer 2019-01-02 04:22:10.239799
+897 "It's true connection has a cost...The messy infrastructure can barely keep pace with the demands of the implants place on it. Not to mention security risks., malware, and emotional bleed - the kind that incapacitates or breeds paranoia instead of bringing people together. Drawbacks we blindly put up with in our search for efficency and escape." Lauren C. Teffeau Implanted 2019-01-02 04:22:11.014405
+898 "That takes me by surprise. To willingly give up your implant? They make modern life bearable. "Don't look so shocked. Implants aren't everything. It's not a weakness to want to separate mind from machine." Weakness maybe not, but definitely outside the norm." Lauren C. Teffeau Implanted 2019-01-02 04:22:11.269957
+899 "Over-reliance on digital infrastructure. If you don't exist in the infrastructure, where do you exist?" Lauren C. Teffeau Implanted 2019-01-02 04:22:11.525162
+900 "...humans are fallible. Fallible for putting all their trust into the network. Fallible for not believing what they see with their own eyes. And we at Aventine use that to our advantage." Lauren C. Teffeau Implanted 2019-01-02 04:22:11.778163
+901 "Her teeth clattered together like banging cymbals. Her fingernails glowed white, and her heart stuttered over two beats. “Input. It. Now.” “Done!” Let go, Nika. All you have to do is let go. She focused on her fingers, which seemed to be glued to the conduit, and directed every conscious process to willing them apart millimeter by— —she flew backward across the room and slammed into what remained of a wall." G.S. Jennsen Of A Darker Void 2019-01-02 04:22:12.033532
+902 "Like sculpture, the favelas, but she reminds herself that, avant-garde rapture notwithstanding, they’re sinks for all the saddest ugliness in the world, that to set foot in them is to step back decades, or even centuries, they’re the last bastion of the old…" Zachary Mason Void Star 2019-01-02 04:22:12.287611
+903 "Far be it from me to examine the motives of such a consistent patron of the applied arts. After all, the very rich aren’t like you and me." Zachary Mason Void Star 2019-01-02 04:22:12.541223
+905 "He studied his face through her eyes, the image echoing between them, and then she watched as words coalesced—language like foam forming on black seas of thought…" Zachary Mason Void Star 2019-01-02 04:22:13.051624
+906 "…the abstract geometrics spasming across the TV screen are settling into a deep crystalline blue, the same as the color from her implant’s diagnostics, which somehow seems natural, as though her history pervaded everything, and the world were the palace of her memory" Zachary Mason Void Star 2019-01-02 04:22:13.314008
+907 "It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. I wish I could just slip up and down the timeline as I pleased. It's almost what I do anyway." Zachary Mason Void Star 2019-01-02 04:22:13.568294
+909 "We want villains. We look for them everywhere. People to pin our misfortunate on. Whose sins and flaws are responsible for all the suffering we see. We want a world where the real monstrosity lies in wicked individuals. Instead of being a fundamental facet of human society, of the human heart. Stories prime us to search for villains. Because villains can be punished. Villains can be stopped. But villains are oversimplifications." Sam J. Miller Blackfish City 2019-01-02 04:22:16.139694
+910 "America has fallen and I don't feel so good myself." Sam J. Miller Blackfish City 2019-01-02 04:22:16.397699
+911 "Technology isn't rational; with luck, it's a runaway horse, foaming at the mouth, ready to throw itself off a cliff in desperation. Our problem is that culture's tied to that horse." Martín Felipe Castagnet Los cuerpos del verano 2019-01-02 04:22:16.653867
+912 "Slums are always a marvel; how human desperation can seem to warp the very laws of physics." Sam J. Miller Blackfish City 2019-01-02 04:22:16.91012
+913 "Death still exists; what has disappeared is the certainty that everything will eventually end sooner or later. There's time to shave your head, time to let the gray hairs grow, time to get pregnant, to torture, to be the world champion, and to rewrite the encyclopedia. With patience, a single person could build the pyramids; with perseverance, another single person could knock them down. I guess destruction is another form of love." Martín Felipe Castagnet Los cuerpos del verano 2019-01-02 04:22:17.166092
+914 "You would think that living more than a hundred years would strengthen your character, but no. We are still the same primitive animals from the time we're born to the moment we die, and then after we die, too." Martín Felipe Castagnet Los cuerpos del verano 2019-01-02 04:22:17.420789
+915 "The ocean was still and gray as a post-consumer touchscreen when she first spotted the island from the boat’s railing. A shade, a line which didn’t belong under the bright overcast sky." Alex Livingston Glitch Rain 2019-01-02 04:22:17.851371
+916 "You hide things to change what’s real. I make images to create what’s real. Appearance and reality." Alex Livingston Glitch Rain 2019-01-02 04:22:18.104564
+917 "there’s something unnatural about the feelings we have for people who’ve hurt us. About hate. It’s a connection. We want to know if they’re alive or dead, where they are in the world. As much as their faces bring terror, that part of us that allowed them to hurt us in the first place still hungers." Alex Livingston Glitch Rain 2019-01-02 04:22:18.362954
+918 " my fist drove through her ribs. Bone cracked. Shifted. The numbers in my optics hit steel-bending digits and Muerte lost her footing. My meat flagged, but the arm Orchard had fixed up and the shoulder girdle she’d strengthened didn’t." K.C. Alexander Nanoshock 2019-01-02 04:22:18.621401
+919 "It's good to have a body again, even if it's the body of a fat woman that no one else wanted." Martín Felipe Castagnet Los cuerpos del verano 2019-01-02 04:22:18.87766
+920 "Watch batteries gleam in the center of dark flowers. Henna painted with conductive ink, waiting to be turned on." Alex Livingston Glitch Rain 2019-01-02 04:22:19.135988
+921 "...given that the approval process is costly, the debate is linked to the middle and upper classes. As a general rule, the greater the annual income, the less respect for a body. Millionaires setting fire to themselves bonzo style just to keep anyone from reusing their bodies seem to have created a tradition as esteemed as caviar." Martín Felipe Castagnet Los cuerpos del verano 2019-01-02 04:22:19.395487
+922 "I take his hand, but it's not the hand I held when he was the size of guinea pig recently issued from his mother's womb. This body isn't right. Only my original body, faulty heart and all, would allow me to properly say goodbye with the right face and the right voice and the right look in my eyes." Martín Felipe Castagnet Los cuerpos del verano 2019-01-02 04:22:19.653264
+923 "We float like gourds on the current of the stream." Martín Felipe Castagnet Los cuerpos del verano 2019-01-02 04:22:19.910541
+924 "She tries to envision a life without the debt, but can’t string the thoughts together in the right order. The debt is all there has ever been. It makes all her decisions for her. Chooses who she is going to be." Alex Livingston Glitch Rain 2019-01-02 04:22:20.165607
+925 "Gene replacement therapy--they tell me it really hurts. It always hurts... It all hurts. Everything hurts. For as long as you can still feel it." Bruce Sterling Heavy Weather 2019-01-02 04:22:20.421263
+926 "She was in the zone, a human copressor for a complex system that used machines as a nervous system to wire together the intelligence of a global crowd of people she loved with all her heart." Cory Doctorow Walkaway 2019-01-02 04:22:20.676118
+927 "Multicolored pipes vein the outside of every building in a dense varicose web: crimson chrome for heat, dark olive for potable water, mirror black for sewage. And then the bootleg ones, the off-color reds for hijacked heat, the green plastics for stolen water." Sam J. Miller Blackfish City 2019-01-02 04:22:20.931924
+928 "It’s an open secret that the sneakernet is used for a lot more than moving a few dozen terabytes more quickly than you could across the lines. The kids — "chucks" in local argot — pick up your external drive and walk it to wherever you want to send it. Along the way they add on a few other jobs, like grabbing prepaids from some chick and delivering them to the person she owes. Most of the industry uses them." Alex Livingston Glitch Rain 2019-01-02 04:22:21.189561
+929 "Directional acoustics. In a place that sells sounds, they’re a must." Alex Livingston Glitch Rain 2019-01-02 04:22:21.449785
+930 "Qaanaaq was governed by a hundred thousand computer programs... but sometimes contradictory or irreconcilable mandates sparked a squabble that brought an agency's operations to a standstill until a human--or more likely--another AI intervened." Sam J. Miller Blackfish City 2019-01-02 04:22:21.705225
+932 "Bodybreaking, they called it. What happened when the breaks finally killed you. The moment your mind's hold on the here and now finally ruptured forever and you broke free from your body." Sam J. Miller Blackfish City 2019-01-02 04:22:22.222438
+933 "...the most myth-shrouded story of all is that of the nanobonded. A whole community of people who were either deliberately or accidentally exposed to the experimental wireless nanomachines that established one-to-one networks between individuals, and who, through years of training and imprinting, could "network" themselves to animals, forming primal emotional connections so that they could control their animals through thought alone." Sam J. Miller Blackfish City 2019-01-02 04:22:22.481268
+934 "Wood smells like wealth" Sam J. Miller Blackfish City 2019-01-02 04:22:22.737069
+937 "Becoming real simply because he'd appeared on a few thousand TV screens. Growing up with a sense that media events were real, and personal events were not. Anything that didn't happen on television didn't happen. Even as he hated conventional programming, even as he regarded it as the cud of ruminants, still it defined his sense of personal unreality; and left him unfinished." Larry McCaffery Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk & Postmodern Science Fiction 2019-01-02 04:22:24.059946
+938 "Welcome to the place on the other side of midnight." Mladen Đorđević Svetioničar - Pritajeno zlo 2019-01-02 04:22:24.31787
+939 "To watch me is to eat glass. Can't you feel me glittering in your stomach?" Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:26.418762
+940 "I always forget that half of the people who watch us fly are waiting to see us die." Maureen F. McHugh China Mountain Zhang 2019-01-02 04:22:26.673545
+941 "Those who not regret the dream." Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:26.928073
+942 "I don't believe in socialism but I don't believe in capitalism either. We are small, governments are large, we survive in the cracks. Cold comfort." Maureen F. McHugh China Mountain Zhang 2019-01-02 04:22:27.184834
+943 "You'd sell out too if you had half a chance." Kumo snorted and shook her head. "You can't sell out if you don't buy in..." Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:27.438512
+944 "the briefest flash of pale, pale ice over a thin-boned shoulder. Neon caught the red lotus splayed on her elbow and lit it on fire." K.C. Alexander Nanoshock 2019-01-02 04:22:27.696816
+945 "How many rough blows had she suffered? How many times had she been an unwilling step for the selfish souls of her fellow opposite gender? And the Pinkies, so white and so male, were like living stiff boots of conquerors." Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:27.951688
+947 "Najia can feel yts subdermal activators against her forearm. Not man not woman not both not neither. Nute. Another way of being human, speaking a phsyical language she does not understand. More alien to her than any man, any father, yet this body next to hers is loyal, tough, funny courageous, clever, kind, sensual, vulnerable. Sweet. Sexy. All you could wish in a friend of the soul. Or a lover." Ian McDonald River of Gods 2019-01-02 04:22:28.468344
+948 "The implants just give you a new set of reproductive-free imperatives, that's all. The rest, thank the gods, is up to you. They wouldn't be worth anything if they didn't give rise to the most troubling and complex problems of the heart. They are what makes all this glory, this madness worthwhile. We are born to the trouble as sparks fly upwards, that is what is great about us, man, woman, transgen, nute." Ian McDonald River of Gods 2019-01-02 04:22:28.726915
+950 "She liked the high places, away from the subterranean rage of the working class. No one was there to mirror her image in their funhouse looking-glass." Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:29.246138
+951 "'s a sinister wonderland. My life, cleaned like a revolver, levels in the direction of happiness. Come on. It's a Marxian dream, possessions divides, individuality erased, money gone, voices stilled, sorrow a luxury that can't be bought." Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:29.505015
+952 "...the wires he wore had grown all through him, as the roots of trees replace the flesh of corpses; and the vast coils of the whale's brain wrapped around him like a gray constricting snake. I pitied him: but it was probably stray feedback from the Net..." Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:29.763299
+953 " changes the central fact of the human condition: that each of us lives behind one set of eyes, and not another; that our own pain is an agony, and another's pain only an abstraction we believe in by an act of faith. It makes impossible all the sins of locality, all the errors that arise from being prisoned in one body and no other--as racism, sexism, classism, and of course and especially nationalism." Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:30.020731
+955 "In America profit is everything. They would never suspect honor. Money, greed, even revenge. But never honor." Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:30.536649
+956 "Below her lay the deserted ant farm city. A skyscraper was her only shadow. Plasma gas globes and lava lamps gleaned. Ded Tek was a city of hot lavenders, ketchup reds and taffy yellows. It was all wrong, the color and the acidic rain and the grinding morning cold." Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:30.7962
+957 "Dry ash and waxy lust. Language was caked to the roof of his mouth. He snorted in derision. To his left Mickey-san, in brilliant tasai coloration, greeted another artificial lemon-yellow day and asian-blue 'skies'. The protective corneal bubble over the area glowed softly with artificial lightning. He adjusted his goggles to see through the brown air. Tiny insects roped across the bubble's exterior." Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:31.052835
+958 "As he walked...he picked up the holodreams of the suits... _I believe_. A yellow-suited man was flying one World War II plane and fighting another. He had his arms out and banked and turned like he was actually flying. Tommy sniggered. Everything was nostalgia, dull, plebian, safe and nothing, nothing in all this magical world was the least bit new or upsetting." Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:31.310292
+959 "How convenient, lust and a career move in the same packet." Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:31.563444
+960 "You're sick. You were nearly killed. All kinds of shitheads are out to tear you to pieces. You were in pain, hungry, cold, filthy. Here you have safety, comfort, even, even love." JuJube put his hand son her face in a gesture of practices affection. They trembled a little with an almost instant desire. "And you want to leave---because of your---your twisted visions." Kumo pushed his hands away. Her hunger for affection was lose in her desire for her art." Misha Red Spider, White Web 2019-01-02 04:22:31.82889
+963 "Any children born within the city are squeezed out with the standard nano package. It’s programmed in, parent to kid. First thing they do is carve a Security Identification Number into the fetal brain, upload that data to the system." K.C. Alexander Nanoshock 2019-01-02 04:22:32.611866
+964 "was half out the door when the chipset installed at the base of my skull thrummed; a haptic tap, like a finger poking at the top of my spine. A projected call, right to my personal frequency." K.C. Alexander Nanoshock 2019-01-02 04:22:32.870887
+965 "Tears of pain are as regular as blood and piss." K.C. Alexander Nanoshock 2019-01-02 04:22:33.123586
+2891 "The world is, of course, nothing but our conception of it." Anton Chekhov \N 2019-01-02 05:09:55.328308
+966 "For a strained moment, I couldn’t breathe. Couldn’t hear anything but the shattered pulse of a hammered artery struggling to keep up; fury carved in stinging wasps." K.C. Alexander Nanoshock 2019-01-02 04:22:33.381423
+967 "Reed had once warned that brains were untrustworthy – that like any computer, they could be hacked." K.C. Alexander Nanoshock 2019-01-02 04:22:33.634249
+968 "The mind has doors...even as the body does. And when you drill new holes, you tap old hungers." Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:33.888913
+969 "Only the framing material," Lucas demurely, "obvious influences, Neo-Tokyo from Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Metal Gear Solid by Hideo Kojima, or as he's known in my crib, God." Thomas Pynchon Bleeding Edge 2019-01-02 04:22:36.114034
+970 "Machinic desire can seem a little inhuman, as it rips up political cultures, deletes traditions, dissolves subjectivities, and hacks through security apparatuses, tracking a soulless tropism to zero control. This is because what appears to humanity as the history of capitalism is an invasion from the future by an artificial intelligent space that must assemble itself entirely from its enemy's resources." Nick Land Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings, 1987-2007 2019-01-02 04:22:36.37228
+971 "What I need I carry in my head. Everything in that machine came from me. My fat burned into knowledge. My calories pedaled into data analysis" -- The Calorie Man" James Patrick Kelly Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology 2019-01-02 04:22:36.630128
+972 "It is a certainty, not just a conviction, the way believing in God is a conviction, but believing in gravity is a certainty." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:36.898359
+973 "What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain." Lana Wachowski The Matrix: The Shooting Script 2019-01-02 04:22:37.15658
+975 "Alice in Wonderland, Alice down the rabbit hole, Alice out in Cyberspace, flung along the lines of data, flying across fields of light, the night cities that live only behind her eyes." Melissa Scott Trouble and Her Friends 2019-01-02 04:22:37.676372
+976 "Maybe humankind was meant to be sick from time to time. Maybe there is something to be learned from illness." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:37.934627
+977 " can't just break through a person's defenses like thatl the defenses are a part of the person, they are the person. It's our nature to have hidden depths. It's like...skinning a frog and saying, 'Now I understand this frog, because I've seen what's inside it.' But when you skin it, it dies. You haven't understood a frog, you've understood a corpse." Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:38.19157
+978 "You had to draw lines, and that choice was in itself dangerous; all boundaries had a double edge, were like swords that could always be turned against you in the end. But you still had to choose." Melissa Scott Trouble and Her Friends 2019-01-02 04:22:38.448504
+979 "Maybe that was why it was almost always the underclasses, the women, the people of color, the gay people, the ones who were already stigmatized as being vulnerable, availble, trapped by the body, who took the risk of the wire." Melissa Scott Trouble and Her Friends 2019-01-02 04:22:38.709654
+981 "This is what she hated most about the on-line world, the shadows as much as the bright lights of the legal nets: too many men assumes that the nets were exclusively their province, and were startled and angry to find out that it wasn't." Melissa Scott Trouble and Her Friends 2019-01-02 04:22:39.233487
+982 "..she can feel that burden sometimes like a wall pressing in over the dome of the false sky that bounds the city. *Someone has to*, she says again, as if the ghost is somewhere in the machines that create this Seaheaven, as if he might have cared and turns away, walks back down the vivid street, the dust soft and almost real against her feet." Melissa Scott Trouble and Her Friends 2019-01-02 04:22:39.491514
+983 "...glimpses through the clouds of numerous and enormous Second Free Zone residential arks and barges lumbering through their selective tracks like a slow-motion game of hide and seek played by listless, blunt whales." Kieran Shea Koko Takes a Holiday 2019-01-02 04:22:39.747097
+984 "This was what she hated most about the on-line world, the shadows as much as the bright lights of the legal nets: too many men assumed that the nets were exclusively their province, and were startled and angry to find out that it wasn't...rather than ever admit fear, they walked with raised hackles, looking for a fight." Melissa Scott Trouble and Her Friends 2019-01-02 04:22:40.002611
+985 "like all of her, wrong sex, wrong class, wrong attitude..." Melissa Scott Trouble and Her Friends 2019-01-02 04:22:40.257847
+986 "Power rides her fingers, she moves from datashell to datashell, walking the nets like the ghost of a shadow, her trail vanishing behind her as she goes. She carries power in the dark behind her eyes." Melissa Scott Trouble and Her Friends 2019-01-02 04:22:40.515344
+987 "We read classics to flood the xenosphere with irrelevant words and thoughts, a firewall of knowledge that even makes its way to the subconscious of the customer." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:40.770149
+988 "I pulled the Net chip out of my head, cutting her off. The chip was long and white, with many metal legs; cupped in my hand, it looked like some pale, crawling thing that you'd find living under a rock. Vermin." Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:41.024902
+989 "You think we have a connection because of all the things you've sucked out of my mind by screening, but that isn't real. Trust comes when you've worked with someone for years; it doesn't speed up just because you can think fast, and it doesn't materialize when you stick a cable in someone's head. What you get from screening me isn't friendship, it's data. We're strangers." Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:41.282157
+1013 "I feel something else break through the numbness. Something raw. Something primal. Something visceral." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:49.188665
+990 "First the bugs divide your mind into parcels that are almost independent--I always picture paper growing up between the wrinkles of the brain like the membrane between cloves of garlic. The ants descend on each clove in turn, carry it off to grayspace, and reconnect it. As this happens, you briefly lose certain capacities, sight, mostly--I was blind for a time, and when the sight came back I was agnosic, and then paralyzed." Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:41.542923
+992 "In print news your job is to know things about others, you peer out at the world through an arrow slit. In telepresence you _are known_. If I'd still been writing for a newspaper--if there still were newspapers-- I could have forgotten..." Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:42.060398
+995 "You are not a sensitive and will never experience this, but raw data surges, blunt data with errors which are slowly refined like the process of chiselling out a sculpture from a block of marble." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:42.834624
+996 " can't just break through a person's defenses like that; the defenses are a part of the person, they are the person. It's our nature to have hidden depths. It's like...skinning a frog and saying, 'Now I understand this frog, because I've seen what's inside it.' But when you skin it, it dies. You haven't understood a frog, you've understood a corpse." Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:43.090238
+997 "...if you can achieve total intimacy with a piece of cable that costs fifty-nine kopeks, what good is it? How can you say you have something special with a person, when you can get the same thing with anyone in Russia in fifteen minutes?" Raphael Carter The Fortunate Fall 2019-01-02 04:22:43.344737
+999 "Oyin Da’s mind is as elegant as a French horn, thoughts moving in whorls and evoking fresh mint leaves." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:45.599512
+1000 "No good thing renders its possessor happy, unless his mind is reconciled to the possibility of loss." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:45.855517
+1001 "This is a psychofield, a thoughtspace, essentially unstable. While most people conceptualise thinking as this straightforward linear thing, I see ideas spreading out into alternatives before one is selected. In this place every notion can potentially become reality." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:46.109421
+1002 "The best way to hide the truth is to shroud it in myth" Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:46.368591
+1003 "I let go of the tenuous control I had and scream into the void. Without lungs you can scream forever, and I do." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:46.63157
+1004 "I can’t,’ I say. Her mind closes like a shutter, with finality. I wish, at that moment, that I had said something else." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:46.888319
+1005 "Freedom. The freedom to be, without limits, to the very best of your ability. The freedom to move without fear or reticence and live your life one leap at a time. The freedom to unbind yourself from all those paths that have been constructed for you by society and find your own way through the obstacles. The freedom to write your own physics, accepting nobody’s rules of gravity and space but your own." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:47.146215
+1006 "standard Superconducting Quantum Interference Device, or SQUID, interface. The same kind doctors use to communicate with surgically implanted components like pacemakers." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:47.404199
+1007 "The arm that carries the data. That’s your wing." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:47.659876
+1008 "The traceur doesn’t knock an obstacle out of the way unless it’s absolutely necessary. He meanders his way past it. Over. Under. Through. Around. He gets past not by moving the obstacle but by moving himself. That is parkour, and working this job I use every technique I know just to get it done." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:47.915365
+1009 "That’s the point of Zeno’s Paradox, isn’t it? Whatever your goal, you’re never more than halfway there." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:48.168306
+1010 "She made us realize that human dignity is inalienable, and as long as there is still breath left in your body, there will always be something left to fight for." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:48.424705
+1011 "Sooner or later we stop running, stop climbing, stop reaching for the sky. We stop pushing ourselves toward unattainable goals because common sense tells us that the only logical thing to do is push ourselves toward the attainable ones. If running through the world like kids on the playground is a kind of dream, then at a certain point we just stop dreaming." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:48.680614
+1014 "...the bioidentical cortex chip that will be implanted subcutaneously on the inside of your forearm. It is a proprietary biocircuit developed in our labs specifically for this purpose, and it is unlike any other in the world." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:49.44808
+1015 "Riots followed hunger like thunder follows lightning." Gary A. Ballard Under the Amoral Brigde 2019-01-02 04:22:49.703472
+1016 "once you start running and apply the mathematics of change, suddenly this insurmountable distance gets crushed under the curve of motion." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:49.960978
+1017 "We are all part machine, Kaaro. Your phone is a polymer under the skin of your hand. You have a locator chip in your head." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:50.217164
+1018 "There are no limits, only plateaus." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:50.469792
+1020 "But that was then, and then is a world away from now." Sam A. Patel Data Runner 2019-01-02 04:22:50.986512
+1021 "The loss of a Netlimb was a queer sensation, a kind of panicked tickling as the brain strained to maintain its binary illusion that there actually was a limb where a limb no longer existed." Gary A. Ballard Under the Amoral Brigde 2019-01-02 04:22:51.241391
+1025 "...even the Gujarat-bot dreams of electric sheep." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:52.275458
+1026 "A washing machine repairman dying of laryngeal cancer had only one recurring thought: There is no excuse for making an angel cry." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:52.532036
+1027 "The Yoruba say ‘o d’oju ala’ when someone dies. I will see you in dreams." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:52.789419
+1028 "Ebun becomes completely conceptual in the xenosphere. She is an idea from infancy, the non-verbal stage. There are no words with which to understand her form, and there is no image. We are aware of her presence, but it is extremely abstract. The idea is her own, from her own early life. Even she does not fully understand it, but she can pull it out of lost memories and use it. She is safe. It is an elegant solution which I wish I had thought of." Tade Thompson Rosewater 2019-01-02 04:22:53.048042
+1029 "Five-Year,” a term given to cash minted before 2023. That was the last year cash was produced without embedded chips that could trace every use of the currency as if it was a debit or credit card." Gary A. Ballard Under the Amoral Brigde 2019-01-02 04:22:55.129242
+1030 "Today we no longer fear technology. It’s no longer a question of assimilation. What remains to be seen is what we are about to become." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:55.389278
+1031 "And this is the end of Elaine Stainless, it seems. I thought I was helping those I’d harmed before, somehow—that I was making amends. I still think that now, if I’m honest. It’s not like there’s anything else I can do. Your backstory always gets you in the end." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:55.644765
+1032 "You could love someone so strongly, for so long, and still forget—until the memories returned." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:55.904383
+1033 "My nerves still spark like ricocheting tracer bullets." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:56.159036
+1034 "I will dive to find Rosalie. She is out there, floating for me if I can only swim long enough, climbing up through silent silver bubbles up and up and free." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:56.414133
+1035 "Judge not what is best by pleasure, though to nature seeming meet, created as thou art to nobler end, holy and pure, conformity divine. It’s Milton, Paradise Lost, something Ashey said to me when I told him I wasn’t into porn. He’s always quoting stuff like that; he thinks it will inspire me. It does." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:56.670145
+1036 "It was true. Nothing was ever lost. And nothing was ever forgotten, no matter how painful. The city was like a heart that way. She had four chambers, too. She had arteries that led in and out. She kept things moving. She kept the oxygen flowing in and out, in and out, clean for dirty, dirty for clean, the filthy midnight whispers for the purest morning prayers" Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:56.92553
+1037 "her searches told her all mothers felt this way, at one time or another. There always came a day—no matter how hard one tried, no matter how tightly one locked the door and barred the windows—when the outside world would come creeping in. When your baby’s head would turn away from the glowing hearth of home and toward the glitter of false promises." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:57.18046
+1038 "She blew a light and watched a fire start. They would never leave her, now. I have no mouth, the city thought as she went to sleep, but I could kiss you." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:57.442078
+1039 "Her slender hand on the small of his back, night after night—this had saved his life." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:57.698039
+1040 "The electro-cauterizer sliced through the wires behind my cybernetic eye, and as the world went black, so did a large portion of my memory." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:57.953859
+1041 "I blinked, and the world exploded with data. Images, scanned documents and photographs, a whirlwind of numbers, under-the-table deals, and whispered words." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:58.207787
+1042 "Funny how they’re corpses if you didn’t know them, but bodies if you did." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:58.463498
+1043 "I go outside, bundled against the wind from the east. I wander the streets of my past, waiting for one more dawn." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:58.722865
+1044 "One of the things I like about Cyber World is that it shows cyberpunk has left its heteronormative boy’s club roots behind in the dust." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:58.97873
+1045 "Maybe we should all find one,” I say. Or maybe, just for once, I should wait for someone to find me first." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:59.232564
+1046 "see, when I’m not paying attention to my barriers, I can glimpse other people’s thoughts. I catch them like lingering aftertastes or smells they leave in their wake: bitter envy, coppery anger, sour regret, the foul miasma of malice and cruelty." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:59.48808
+1047 "It wasn’t until the first of us began killing ourselves in unusual ways—tearing off our own faces, gnawing off our own limbs—that the government took notice. But they waited until we started killing the oligarchs who created us before they acted. Typical." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:22:59.744175
+1048 "That would prove a recurring trait in him—the need to cover up his inadequacies with small lies and slight exaggerations. To pretend knowledge he didn’t have. I forgave him this flaw for I knew what it hid; I could feel his need like a pleasantly raw wound in my mouth, and I could not help but savour it." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:23:00.000971
+1049 "I unfolded the vast plains of him, frozen with loss and yet…pure like a clear spring. I drank him in, letting the cold of him burn me. With each wave of pleasure I fell deeper and deeper into him until I could no longer tell when he ended and I began. Until at his centre, I found her." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:23:00.258696
+1050 "He kissed the tip of my finger, and I smiled at this. I would not be able to heal him, but he would not hate me for failing. That would be enough for both of us." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:23:00.518626
+1051 "She glimpsed the sexless mounds between their legs and shuddered. For some reason, she found their lack of genitals uncannily obscene, an indignity, a piece of humanity they had been denied." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:23:00.773608
+1053 "Their detectors, like everything else about them and their small, shrinking world, were always looking for the wrong weapons, Sem thought as he began to sharpen his pencil." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:23:01.291977
+1054 "Glittering news chips in men’s sideburns and women with braided microfilament glo-strands stepping around me, laughing with silver lipsticks. Kaleidoscope streets: lights and traffic and dust and coal diesel exhaust. Muddy and wet." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:23:01.547222
+1055 "...Heard the rushing wind, saw through his tears: red and blue flaring light, and then he shut up and looked for it but found nothing." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:23:01.803898
+1057 "There are stories about technology. There are stories about stories. Most of all, though, there are stories that tackle our understanding, or lack thereof, of the many machines that have freed us to love, work, birth, build, change, destroy, and reconfigure reality, often beyond our will or comprehension—even as they greatly augment our will and comprehension." Jason Heller Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow 2019-01-02 04:23:02.445375
+1058 "That's how it ought to be...Tech to live not live to tech." Joseph MacKinnon Cypulchre 2019-01-02 04:23:02.718416
+1059 "Don't let the little fuckers generation gap you." William Gibson Neuromancer 2019-01-02 04:23:05.723972
+1061 "Children are turning themselves into monsters and, quite frankly, it is your fault. You initiated the creation of this technology, then you allowed it to slip through your fingers.” Miriam’s jaw tightened. “I disagree, but now is the least optimal time imaginable for assigning blame. People are dying, and I will not stand around debating semantics with you while they are." G.S. Jennsen Dissonance 2019-01-02 04:23:06.372209
+1062 "Alex thrust her hand and half her arm into the labyrinth of light. Her stare blanked, and in the halo of the matrix her eyes and glyphs blazed so radiantly she looked as if she were being consumed by a primordial fire. “She just stuck her hand into Machim Command’s central server matrix!” Caleb smiled, watching on in blatant awe. “She does that." G.S. Jennsen Relativity 2019-01-02 04:23:06.630472
+1063 "2 SECONDS He was on her in an instant to brace her against the wall. She kicked and clawed at her unseen attacker, skin and irises ablaze in caustic gold. She fired anew, and the point-blank shot broke through his defenses, grazing his hip. He ignored the harsh sting to bring his Daemon up between them. 1 SECOND" G.S. Jennsen Dissonance 2019-01-02 04:23:06.887264
+1065 "Perhaps that's what the symbol means. What's the point of anarchy when the society you live in can shove you into a box no matter how hard you rebel? He can't help but think that's why the system evolved. To contain the uncontainable. Limit the prospects of those with limitless capacity for thought, creativity and analysis." Ren Warom Escapology 2019-01-02 04:23:07.401454
+1066 "Narrow, angular features, pouty lips and hatred-filled pale, washed-out blue irises glared back at him. Caleb flashed the young man a malevolent smirk and readied his blade. “Jude Winslow, I presume." G.S. Jennsen Abysm 2019-01-02 04:23:07.657128
+1067 "How can it be hard and easy at the same time?” asked Omar. “It's like a really tall wall,” said Anja. “It might be hard to climb, but there's no flying crocodiles to fight off while you do it." Dan Wells Bluescreen 2019-01-02 04:23:07.914089
+1068 "From up here, the city below looked calm. Peaceful. Serene. It was a lie. Mia could feel the lie in her bones, in the foreboding creeping along the fine hairs on her skin. But mostly she could feel it in her head, where preparations were underway across Romane to meet the coming chaos." G.S. Jennsen Abysm 2019-01-02 04:23:08.17261
+1069 "There were things she wanted to say, but they were all jumbled up in her head and if she tried they’d come out backwards and mixed up and wrong. There were things she needed to say, but she was hanging on by a fraying thread and feared if she tried the thread would break, sending her plummeting alone into the abysm. There were things she would have to say, but they should wait for later. After." G.S. Jennsen Abysm 2019-01-02 04:23:08.428947
+1070 "She placed a hand on his arm. “It’s not our fault, not truly. It’s theirs. The killers. They’re the ones who—” “Get down!” Caleb collided with her back, sending her crashing to the floor hard enough to knock the air from her chest. The windows shattered and the sounds of a city overtaken by chaos rushed in." G.S. Jennsen Abysm 2019-01-02 04:23:08.685752
+1071 "The zipper hung, caught, as he opened the French fatigues, the coils of toothed nylon clotted with salt. He broke it, some tiny metal parts shooting off against the wall of salt-rotten cloth gave, then was in her, effecting the transmission of the old message. Here, even here, in a place he knew for what it was, a coded model of some stranger's memory, the drive held." William Gibson Neuromancer 2019-01-02 04:23:08.94195
+1072 "I think we're moving toward a world where all the consumers under a certain age will probably tend to identify more with their consumer status or with the products they consume then they would with ... any sort of antiquated notion of nationality." Gibson, William \N 2019-01-02 04:23:09.32828
+1073 "The woman’s gaze sent chills racing down his spine. The diabolical, aberrantly predatory arch of her lips curdled his blood. Seriously, his blood must be curdling back at the lab right now. “Nice illusion. I’m definitely feeling the evil vibe here.” She stood and rounded the desk with perfect grace. “There is no illusion. Explain yourself quickly now, before I grow bored by your presence and dispense with it." G.S. Jennsen Relativity 2019-01-02 04:23:09.584708
+1075 "Balot was gripped by the Doctor's words, not even nodding now. Choice--right. She felt the two words spinning around like hands on a clock, then snapping into position together. A magic moment. Magic that would transport Balot to a different place. In the interior workings of choice and right a number of complicated cogs spun together. The doctor was one of those cogs." Tow Ubukata Mardock Scramble 2019-01-02 04:23:10.098707
+1076 "Thing is you learn a lot in the city; you learn that drugs can hide the worst hurts and exchanging wrong parts for right is only a matter or film or cred. So that's what little Min-seo did. At a mere twelve years of age, after two years of secret hormone treatment, and earlier than most surgeons would allow, Min-seo became the boy he always knew he was, re-christening himself Shock in an ironic nod to the reaction of the entire community at Hanju's Songpa blockstreet." Ren Warom Escapology 2019-01-02 04:23:10.356761
+1077 "For Amiga, family has always been part of the problem. Growing up in poverty, in that matriarchal tornado of an indifferent mother and bitter aunts and slamming against immovable walls of her father's disappointment, she learnt to disappear. When Machiko died it was the only way she could cope." Ren Warom Escapology 2019-01-02 04:23:10.612175
+1078 "The worst thing about the truth is that you can't hide from it, especially not when it's tearing through your goddamn head with giant circular blade jaws." Ren Warom Escapology 2019-01-02 04:23:10.868424
+1079 "She's always scorned his squeamishness, citing the replacement of his vagina with a dick. Joon thinks that's invasion of a far more nail-biting nature. She has no idea. It was fucking heaven. He'd do it again a million times over. And it's one hell of a long way from chopping open your head for the sake of more tech." Ren Warom Escapology 2019-01-02 04:23:11.125784
+1080 "My own best results are often due to pretending I know relatively little, and acting accordingly, though it's easier said than done." Gibson, William \N 2019-01-02 04:23:11.381626
+1081 "She's wanted to erase him from her life for the longest time and never had the courage. Now she realizes it wasn't courage she needed, but this anger. This sickening, all-consuming rage." Ren Warom Escapology 2019-01-02 04:23:11.63785
+1082 "It's probably going to hurt him. Hell, it's probably going to hurt her, but it's okay. It's good. Funny thing about taking a stand that, it might hurt like hell but if it's right, there's no feeling better. She's only just realized that, and now she knows she wants to do it every single day. If she lives to see another." Ren Warom Escapology 2019-01-02 04:23:11.895053
+1083 "Funny how late is always too late." Ren Warom Escapology 2019-01-02 04:23:12.149456
+1244 "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed." Ansel Adams \N 2019-01-02 04:24:08.091371
+1084 "Ideas are ephemeral. Easily lost. And his was lost to him long before he realized it. All he's left with is this feeling, a hallowing combination of humiliation and profound shame over time lost, life wasted and potential squandered. But, as always, there's no way to articulate any of this to anyone. Not even to her. So he keeps walking." Ren Warom Escapology 2019-01-02 04:23:12.403464
+1085 "Guilt keeps on coming today, and never feels any less awful. The thought hadn't even occured to try to see himself for her viewpoint. And it's no excuse for him to say he only knew she had one this morning. Here he is, apparently wanting to protect her, and he hasn't even paid her the common courtesy of trying to know her beyond the abstract concept...and all because she comes with a different personal pronoun." Ren Warom Escapology 2019-01-02 04:23:12.666065
+1086 "These vertical suburbs--jet black glass structures in matte-grey iron and titanium corsets.--boast their own mayors and their own municipal services. They flicker with illegally-rerouted power and pirated water--pumped up external piping from the Toronto Syndicate's aquifers in San Jaquin." Joseph MacKinnon Cypulchre 2019-01-02 04:23:12.927014
+1087 "He is an electric ghost painted in the colours of a dead moment." Joseph MacKinnon Cypulchre 2019-01-02 04:23:15.213041
+1088 "That's how we should celebrate all birthdays... with an ass-kicking." Mord McGhee \N 2019-01-02 04:23:15.470487
+1089 "...destiny spelled out in a constellation of cheap chrome." William Gibson \N 2019-01-02 04:23:15.731725
+1090 "She was everywhere. She was screaming in her tortured body. She was watching from cameras in every room. She was the false weather system and the storage devices. She was the gate keeper, throwing six shirts over her swan-brothers necks...opening six doors for her brothers to step through as young men, though their bodies were long gone, used up by the organ banks of the upper castes. A Lamentation of Swans" J.A. Ironside A Seeming Glass: a Collection of Reflected Tales 2019-01-02 04:23:15.991594
+1093 "A Dick and Jane story written in blood and battered bone. See Spot. See Spot run. See Spot run from a gaping chest wound. Run Spot run. See Detective smear Spot into a baggy for DNA testing." J.E. Mac Damaged Good 2019-01-02 04:23:16.893799
+1096 "Can you look at this brilliant wound?" Keishi Ando Dark Breath: A Collection of Poetry 2019-01-02 04:23:17.661477
+1097 "I’d been an outcast my entire life. Growing up with technophobe parents in the dawn of a Cyborg Age did that to a person." Anna L. Davis Open Source 2019-01-02 04:23:17.917523
+1098 "I love the machines and I cannot allow them and the humans of Twinmortal to suffer.-Hanshin" Carolina Cody Aldaz The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets 2019-01-02 04:23:18.174465
+1099 "With an evermore increase of industrialisation machine stops being merely a tool, develops a life of its own and imposes its rhythm onto human. Operating it he moves mechanically, becomes part of the machine." Heide Schönemann Fritz Lang. Filmbilder, Vorbilder 2019-01-02 04:23:18.437217
+1101 "I saw them do it. Chip vandals. Right there on Commerce, behind the main road...They cut his head open. They know I watched." Anna L. Davis Open Source 2019-01-02 04:23:18.953562
+1102 "We are a species born from the planet. If the machines truly want to protect the Earth type planets they must learn to take care of us too.- Sun Wukong" Carolina Cody Aldaz The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets 2019-01-02 04:23:19.206772
+1103 "You know what it is like to wake up in the middle of a bunch of corpses with a little girl in your arms scared to death?-Enyo" Carolina Cody Aldaz The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets 2019-01-02 04:23:19.462049
+1104 "My experiment has demonstrated that people from the past can be artificially reincarnated. The purpose is so people from Twinmortal do not commit the same error that we did.-Amaranth" Carolina Cody Aldaz The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets 2019-01-02 04:23:19.716112
+1105 "My purpose is to change the fact that you’re just food. If you learn the lessons well you will be able to have a happy long life. A lot of us believe that the human being deserves the opportunity and the privilege to coexist with us. That’s why we risk ourselves and make the effort to take care of you.- Átropos" Carolina Cody Aldaz The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets 2019-01-02 04:23:19.971464
+1106 "I need to fight for the preservation of the Earth type planets and its coexistence with worlds after death.-Banyan" Carolina Cody Aldaz The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets 2019-01-02 04:23:20.226538
+1107 "I am a more modern female vampire since I came just when our world was disappearing due to the intromission of this future.-Enyo" Carolina Cody Aldaz The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets 2019-01-02 04:23:20.483687
+1108 "There are only a few planets with life. It is an oddity. It is really difficult to have the necessary conditions not only to support life but also to maintain the life inside a planet.-Loto" Carolina Cody Aldaz The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets 2019-01-02 04:23:20.738983
+1109 "I was able to bring the souls from the past back to life.-Amaranth" Carolina Cody Aldaz The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets 2019-01-02 04:23:20.993428
+1111 "Mortal has not been a habitable place for a long time. We have been trying to survive patching it but one day it will break completely. Twinmortal is the future for all of us. You will achieve that future for us by learning has much as you can." Carolina Cody Aldaz The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets 2019-01-02 04:23:21.509098
+1116 "You can't hack your destiny, brute need a back door, a side channel into Life." Clyde Dsouza \N 2019-01-02 04:23:24.105736
+1117 "It was the root of street cool, too, the knowing posture that implied connection, invisible lines up to the hidden levels of influence." William Gibson Neuromancer 2019-01-02 04:23:24.362107
+1118 "I think they are a better race than humans ever were." Angelo Tsanatelis Directive 3.1 2019-01-02 04:23:24.61865
+1119 "Do you remember, Abelard... Once I told you that ecstasy was better than being God." "I remember." "I was wrong, darling. Being God is better." Bruce Sterling Schismatrix Plus 2019-01-02 04:23:24.872653
+1120 "Our cyberworld and cyberspace are infested with so many cyberscoundrels, cybercriminals, cybersluts and cyberpunks - that is virtually impossible for the cybercops (cyberpolice) to catch or stop them using known cybertechniques and save the cyberphobia of millions of cybernauts, many of whom are cyberholics." Tapan Bhattacharya The Shrinking Universe 2019-01-02 04:23:25.134634
+1121 "And somewhere he was laughing, in a white-painted loft, distant fingers caressing the deck, tears of release streaking his face." William Gibson \N 2019-01-02 04:23:25.38905
+1124 "Everything you can imagine is real." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:23:27.798503
+1125 "Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something." Rainbow Rowell Eleanor & Park 2019-01-02 04:23:28.056184
+1126 "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." George Bernard Shaw \N 2019-01-02 04:23:28.310971
+1127 "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:23:28.566497
+1128 "Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen." Leonardo da Vinci \N 2019-01-02 04:23:28.821813
+1129 "You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star." Friedrich Nietzsche \N 2019-01-02 04:23:29.075927
+1130 "Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:23:29.331302
+1131 "A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light." Leonardo da Vinci \N 2019-01-02 04:23:29.584938
+1132 "It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done." Vincent Van Gogh \N 2019-01-02 04:23:30.263859
+1133 "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science." Albert Einstein The World as I See It 2019-01-02 04:23:30.518733
+1134 "Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep." Clive Barker Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War 2019-01-02 04:23:30.772699
+1135 "I dream my painting and I paint my dream." Vincent Willem van Gogh \N 2019-01-02 04:23:31.026128
+1136 "I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls." Anais Nin \N 2019-01-02 04:23:31.283859
+1138 "If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud." Émile Zola \N 2019-01-02 04:23:31.791709
+1139 "One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship 2019-01-02 04:23:32.047851
+1140 "Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you." Chuck Klosterman Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story 2019-01-02 04:23:32.303493
+1141 "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." Thomas Merton No Man Is an Island 2019-01-02 04:23:32.557977
+1142 "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:23:32.812663
+1143 "Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television." Woody Allen \N 2019-01-02 04:23:33.066977
+1144 "Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?" John Keats Letters of John Keats 2019-01-02 04:23:33.322836
+1245 "All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art." Roman Payne Rooftop Soliloquy 2019-01-02 04:24:08.344597
+1145 "A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe \N 2019-01-02 04:23:33.582703
+1146 "What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:23:33.83779
+1148 "Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity 2019-01-02 04:23:34.352941
+1149 "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas \N 2019-01-02 04:23:34.606778
+1150 "Creativity takes courage. " Henri Matisse \N 2019-01-02 04:23:34.919377
+1151 "You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search." Rick Riordan \N 2019-01-02 04:23:35.17751
+1152 "Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious." Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:23:35.432086
+1153 "I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity." Marilyn Monroe \N 2019-01-02 04:23:35.686792
+1155 "...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?" Vincent Willem van Gogh \N 2019-01-02 04:23:38.009757
+1156 "There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." Vincent Van Gogh \N 2019-01-02 04:23:38.271273
+1157 "It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure." Albert Einstein \N 2019-01-02 04:23:38.537033
+1158 "One eye sees, the other feels." Paul Klee \N 2019-01-02 04:23:38.798553
+1159 "When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." Ansel Adams \N 2019-01-02 04:23:39.065865
+1160 "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone" Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:23:39.357861
+1161 "Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul." Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray 2019-01-02 04:23:39.622565
+1162 "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:23:39.882425
+1163 "You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved." Ansel Adams \N 2019-01-02 04:23:41.382607
+1164 "We have art in order not to die of the truth." Friedrich Nietzsche \N 2019-01-02 04:23:41.6454
+1165 "The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious." Lester Bangs \N 2019-01-02 04:23:41.913547
+1166 "Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life." Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:23:42.173603
+1167 "Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter." Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray 2019-01-02 04:23:42.433614
+1168 "When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:23:42.695655
+1169 "There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun" Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:23:42.959525
+1170 "The human body is the best work of art." Jess C. Scott \N 2019-01-02 04:23:43.222323
+1172 "If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams." Yann Martel Life of Pi 2019-01-02 04:23:43.780704
+1173 "When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time. " Lady Gaga \N 2019-01-02 04:23:44.05076
+1174 "The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands." Leonardo da Vinci \N 2019-01-02 04:23:44.328517
+1175 "A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know." Diane Arbus \N 2019-01-02 04:23:44.591841
+1176 "If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it." John Lennon \N 2019-01-02 04:23:44.857273
+1468 "Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything. " Eugene Delacroix \N 2019-01-02 04:34:59.10974
+1177 "A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him." Dylan Thomas \N 2019-01-02 04:23:45.131539
+1178 "The chief enemy of creativity is good sense." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:23:45.398572
+1179 "Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out." Criss Jami Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality 2019-01-02 04:23:45.662041
+1180 "He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that's what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you." Hannah Harrington Saving June 2019-01-02 04:23:45.930097
+1181 "And now, I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time." Lady Gaga \N 2019-01-02 04:23:46.194488
+1182 "An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's." J.D. Salinger Franny and Zooey 2019-01-02 04:23:46.461955
+1183 "Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted." Emily Dickinson The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson 2019-01-02 04:23:46.735164
+1184 "Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know." Groucho Marx \N 2019-01-02 04:23:48.74404
+1186 "Art without emotion its like chocolate cake without sugar. It makes you gag." Laurie Halse Anderson Speak 2019-01-02 04:23:49.277739
+1187 "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost." Martha Graham \N 2019-01-02 04:23:49.536504
+1188 "Art is the proper task of life. " Friedrich Nietzsche \N 2019-01-02 04:23:49.793058
+1189 "The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them." Anton Pavlovich Chekhov \N 2019-01-02 04:23:50.049949
+1190 "i am a museum full of art but you had your eyes shut" Rupi Kaur Milk and Honey 2019-01-02 04:23:50.303358
+1191 "Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple." J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2019-01-02 04:23:50.562863
+1192 "Your mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity." Banksy Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall 2019-01-02 04:23:50.82337
+1193 "The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art." Chuck Palahniuk \N 2019-01-02 04:23:51.08078
+1194 "The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain." Ursula K. LeGuin The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas 2019-01-02 04:23:51.338666
+1195 "One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself." Leonardo da Vinci \N 2019-01-02 04:23:51.593645
+1196 "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle \N 2019-01-02 04:23:51.846997
+1197 "Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art." Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Shadow of the Wind 2019-01-02 04:23:52.1012
+1198 "You don't take a photograph, you make it." Ansel Adams \N 2019-01-02 04:23:52.360707
+1200 "Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire." Slavoj Žižek \N 2019-01-02 04:23:52.870123
+1201 "Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for." Alice Walker \N 2019-01-02 04:23:53.12535
+1202 "He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." Saint Francis of Assisi \N 2019-01-02 04:23:53.38094
+1203 "The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." Leonardo da Vinci \N 2019-01-02 04:23:53.635512
+1204 "I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality." Frida Kahlo \N 2019-01-02 04:23:53.891579
+1205 "The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." Mikhail Bakunin \N 2019-01-02 04:23:54.146714
+1206 "Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it." Flannery O'Connor Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose 2019-01-02 04:23:54.400373
+1207 "Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable." Banksy \N 2019-01-02 04:23:54.655285
+1208 "You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul." George Bernard Shaw Back to Methuselah 2019-01-02 04:23:54.912085
+1210 "There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time." Coco Chanel \N 2019-01-02 04:23:55.532449
+1741 "A Curve does not exist in its full power until contrasted with a straight line." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:36:32.770232
+1211 "A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art." Jorge Luis Borges Twenty-Four Conversations with Borges: Interviews by Roberto Alifano 1981-1983 2019-01-02 04:23:55.790724
+1212 "Imagination governs the world." Napoleon Bonaparte \N 2019-01-02 04:23:56.046975
+1213 "All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up." James Baldwin \N 2019-01-02 04:23:56.303673
+1214 "Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move." Ossie Davis \N 2019-01-02 04:23:58.3247
+1215 "Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous." Toni Morrison Sula 2019-01-02 04:23:58.582302
+1216 "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." Confucius The Book of Rites 2019-01-02 04:23:58.83773
+1218 "Art is to console those who are broken by life." Vincent van Gogh \N 2019-01-02 04:23:59.364566
+1219 "Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere." G.K. Chesterton Orthodoxy 2019-01-02 04:23:59.617734
+1220 "Art is what you can get away with." Andy Warhol \N 2019-01-02 04:23:59.875704
+1221 "The beautiful is always bizarre." Charles Baudelaire \N 2019-01-02 04:24:00.131344
+1222 "Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can." Danny Kaye \N 2019-01-02 04:24:00.38588
+1223 "No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit." Ansel Adams \N 2019-01-02 04:24:00.640301
+1224 "What do you think an artist is? ...he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:24:00.896509
+1225 "The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity." Walt Whitman \N 2019-01-02 04:24:01.148292
+1226 "life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one" Stella Adler \N 2019-01-02 04:24:01.403118
+1227 "Tell me, tutor,' I said. 'Is revenge a science, or an art?" Mark Lawrence Prince of Thorns 2019-01-02 04:24:01.658017
+1228 "It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments into the future; moments that should have been allowed to be evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after. Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down...." Kate Morton The House at Riverton 2019-01-02 04:24:01.913833
+1229 "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." Albert Einstein \N 2019-01-02 04:24:02.170835
+1230 "Music is an outburst of the soul." Frederick Delius \N 2019-01-02 04:24:02.427679
+1231 "Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." Henri Cartier-Bresson \N 2019-01-02 04:24:02.684431
+1232 "Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy —the joy of being Salvador Dalí— and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?" Salvador Dalí \N 2019-01-02 04:24:02.941288
+1233 "Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art." Don Miguel Ruiz The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom 2019-01-02 04:24:03.199214
+1234 "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright Truth Against the World: Frank Lloyd Wright Speaks for an Organic Architecture 2019-01-02 04:24:03.453774
+1235 "The first and most important thing an individual can do is to become an individual again, decontrol himself, train himself as to what is going on and win back as much independent ground for himself as possible" William S. Burroughs \N 2019-01-02 04:24:03.707226
+1236 "I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot." steve martin \N 2019-01-02 04:24:03.96078
+1237 "Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss." Banksy Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall 2019-01-02 04:24:04.218513
+1238 "I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men create out of the chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead. Of all these the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work of art." W. Somerset Maugham The Painted Veil 2019-01-02 04:24:04.478248
+1239 "Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:24:04.733223
+1240 "Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art." Constantin Stanislavski My Life In Art 2019-01-02 04:24:04.990092
+1241 "The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work." Émile Zola \N 2019-01-02 04:24:05.244869
+1242 "We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:24:05.499699
+1243 "Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please." Hugh MacLeod Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity 2019-01-02 04:24:05.760156
+1246 "When you're socially awkward, you're isolated more than usual, and when you're isolated more than usual, your creativity is less compromised by what has already been said and done. All your hope in life starts to depend on your craft, so you try to perfect it. One reason I stay isolated more than the average person is to keep my creativity as fierce as possible. Being the odd one out may have its temporary disadvantages, but more importantly, it has its permanent advantages." Criss Jami Killosophy 2019-01-02 04:24:08.607349
+1247 "If you know the why, you can live any how." Friedrich Nietzsche \N 2019-01-02 04:24:08.865627
+1248 "Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art. " Susan Sontag \N 2019-01-02 04:24:09.120921
+1249 "The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence." Woody Allen Midnight in Paris: The Shooting Script 2019-01-02 04:24:09.386107
+1250 "Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start." Jason Mraz \N 2019-01-02 04:24:09.642521
+1251 "For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication." Friedrich Nietzsche \N 2019-01-02 04:24:09.901526
+1252 "I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art." Carrie Fisher \N 2019-01-02 04:24:10.26668
+1253 "I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist." Billy Joel \N 2019-01-02 04:24:12.746855
+1254 "It is hard work and great art to make life not so serious." John Irving The Hotel New Hampshire 2019-01-02 04:24:16.890123
+1255 "A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 04:24:21.456409
+1256 "If it weren't for greed, intolerance, hate, passion and murder, you would have no works of art, no great buildings, no medical science, no Mozart, no Van Gough, no Muppets and no Louis Armstrong." Jasper Fforde The Big Over Easy 2019-01-02 04:24:26.19011
+1257 "Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment." Claude Monet \N 2019-01-02 04:24:30.838496
+1258 "Art is making something out of nothing, and selling it." Frank Zappa \N 2019-01-02 04:24:35.353686
+1259 "There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:24:39.307438
+1260 "Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth." Khaled Hosseini \N 2019-01-02 04:24:43.705382
+1261 "Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . . " Ralph Waldo Emerson \N 2019-01-02 04:24:48.072906
+1262 "You gotta know when to be lazy. Done correctly, it's an art form that benefits everyone." Nicholas Sparks The Choice 2019-01-02 04:24:52.327532
+1263 "A blank canvas...has unlimited possibilities." Stephanie Perkins Isla and the Happily Ever After 2019-01-02 04:24:56.105434
+1264 "The paintings of Francis Bacon to my eye are very beautiful. The paintings of Bosch or Goya are to my eye very beautiful. I've also stood in front of those same paintings with people who've said, 'let's get on to the Botticellis as soon as possible.' I have lingered, of course." Clive Barker \N 2019-01-02 04:24:59.542273
+1265 "The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little." Banksy \N 2019-01-02 04:25:03.542785
+1266 "Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls." Ingmar Bergman \N 2019-01-02 04:25:08.2783
+1267 "Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable." George Bernard Shaw \N 2019-01-02 04:25:12.651655
+1268 "Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. … It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see." Ann Patchett Bel Canto 2019-01-02 04:25:16.960929
+1269 "The more you love,the more love you have to give.It's the only feeling we have which is infinite..." Christina Westover Precipice 2019-01-02 04:25:21.309866
+1270 "your art is not about how many people like your work your art is about if your heart likes your work if your soul likes your work it's about how honest you are with yourself and you must never trade honesty for relatability" Rupi Kaur Milk and Honey 2019-01-02 04:25:25.711866
+1271 "Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them." Freddie Mercury \N 2019-01-02 04:25:30.310545
+1272 "Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle." Criss Jami Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile 2019-01-02 04:25:34.705874
+1273 "The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored." Criss Jami Killosophy 2019-01-02 04:25:39.251133
+1275 "Art is the reason I get up in the morning, but the definition ends there. It doesn't seem fair that I'm living for something I can't even define." Ani DiFranco \N 2019-01-02 04:25:53.29369
+1276 "I make art, sometimes I make true art, and sometimes it fills the empty places in my life. Some of them. Not all." Neil Gaiman The Ocean at the End of the Lane 2019-01-02 04:25:58.127599
+1277 "The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness " Yann Arthus-Bertrand Earth from Above 2019-01-02 04:26:02.440717
+1278 "Collect books, even if you don't plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library." John Waters \N 2019-01-02 04:26:05.972885
+1279 "Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it." Pope John Paul II \N 2019-01-02 04:26:10.043512
+1280 "It is quite possible--overwhelmingly probable, one might guess--that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology" Noam Chomsky \N 2019-01-02 04:26:14.677146
+1281 "A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist." Vladimir Nabokov \N 2019-01-02 04:26:19.221585
+1282 "Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done." Austin Kleon Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative 2019-01-02 04:26:23.855181
+1283 "Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first." Arthur Schopenhauer \N 2019-01-02 04:26:28.506278
+1284 "After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations." David Sedaris Me Talk Pretty One Day 2019-01-02 04:26:32.956828
+1285 "Writers remember everything...especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar. Art consists of the persistence of memory." Stephen King Misery 2019-01-02 04:26:37.782018
+1286 "A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition." V. Vale Modern Primitives: An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment and Ritual 2019-01-02 04:26:42.3794
+1287 "Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow \N 2019-01-02 04:26:46.741896
+1288 "the way to create art is to burn and destroy ordinary concepts and to substitute them with new truths that run down from the top of the head and out of the heart" Charles Bukowski \N 2019-01-02 04:26:51.182161
+1289 "I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste." Marcel Duchamp \N 2019-01-02 04:26:55.86893
+1290 "An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have." Andy Warhol Andy Warhol, Thirty Are Better Than One 2019-01-02 04:26:59.722395
+1291 "Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private. " Allen Ginsberg \N 2019-01-02 04:27:03.406123
+1292 "An idea is salvation by imagination" Frank Lloyd Wright \N 2019-01-02 04:27:06.7308
+1293 "There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. " Fellini \N 2019-01-02 04:27:10.895683
+1294 "I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost." Nan Goldin \N 2019-01-02 04:27:15.719174
+1295 "Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth -whether it existed before or not" John Keats \N 2019-01-02 04:27:20.050173
+1297 "True alchemy lies in this formula: ‘Your memory and your senses are but the nourishment of your creative impulse’." Arthur Rimbaud Illuminations 2019-01-02 04:27:28.780852
+1299 "It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn't in the middle of the room. Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around." Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft 2019-01-02 04:27:35.073294
+1300 "Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is nothing but production." Raymond Chandler \N 2019-01-02 04:27:37.611267
+1301 "Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable." Cesar A. Cruz \N 2019-01-02 04:27:40.728357
+1302 "Every form of art is another way of seeing the world. Another perspective, another window. And science –that’s the most spectacular window of all. You can see the entire universe from there." Claudia Gray A Thousand Pieces of You 2019-01-02 04:27:45.483175
+1303 "All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?" Banksy Wall and Piece 2019-01-02 04:27:51.362536
+1304 "In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak." Tom Robbins \N 2019-01-02 04:28:02.21968
+1305 "Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all." Ray Bradbury \N 2019-01-02 04:28:05.830143
+1306 "The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there." Ernest Becker The Denial of Death 2019-01-02 04:28:10.44862
+1307 "In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted. Only artistic excellence is incorruptible. Pleasure cannot be bargained down. And sometimes the meal is the only currency that is real." Elizabeth Gilbert Eat, Pray, Love 2019-01-02 04:28:14.750062
+1308 "Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art." Andy Warhol \N 2019-01-02 04:28:18.61652
+1309 "It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one." Chuck Palahniuk \N 2019-01-02 04:28:22.779814
+1310 "Speak against unconscious oppression, Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative, Speak against bonds." Ezra Pound \N 2019-01-02 04:28:26.920566
+1311 "There is nothing new except what has been forgotten." Marie Antoinette \N 2019-01-02 04:28:30.698775
+1312 "Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." Oscar Wilde The Soul of Man Under Socialism 2019-01-02 04:28:34.399657
+1313 "Take your broken heart, make it into art." Carrie Fisher \N 2019-01-02 04:28:37.374766
+1314 "Infantile love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved." Mature love follows the principle: "I am loved because I love." Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you." Erich Fromm The Art of Loving 2019-01-02 04:28:39.938444
+1315 "A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity." George Bernard Shaw \N 2019-01-02 04:28:43.017065
+1344 "Vital lives are about action. You can't feel warmth unless you create it, can't feel delight until you play, can't know serendipity unless you risk." Joan Erickson \N 2019-01-02 04:30:44.271015
+1345 "The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot." Andre Breton \N 2019-01-02 04:30:47.635322
+1346 "I love you beyond paint, beyond melodies, beyond words. And I hope you will always feel that, even when I'm not around to tell you so." Kiera Cass The One 2019-01-02 04:30:51.37646
+1347 "We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. "I'm this way because my father made me this way. I'm this way because my husband made me this way." Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But then you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible." Camille Paglia \N 2019-01-02 04:30:56.32586
+1317 "The art is not one of forgetting but letting go. And when everything else is gone, you can be rich in loss." Rebecca Solnit A Field Guide to Getting Lost 2019-01-02 04:28:51.676984
+1318 "Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life." Irving Stone The Agony and the Ecstasy 2019-01-02 04:28:56.031614
+1319 "Creativity is an act of defiance." Twyla Tharp \N 2019-01-02 04:29:00.584299
+1320 "The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic." G.K. Chesterton The Blue Cross: A Father Brown Mystery 2019-01-02 04:29:04.771876
+1321 "Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.." Pablo Casals \N 2019-01-02 04:29:09.133872
+1322 "I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do." Andy Warhol \N 2019-01-02 04:29:13.888313
+1323 "All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril." Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray 2019-01-02 04:29:18.391726
+1324 "There is no place for grief in a house which serves the Muse." Sappho \N 2019-01-02 04:29:23.020585
+1325 "Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art." Charles Baudelaire \N 2019-01-02 04:29:27.935612
+1326 "Bring something incomprehensible into the world!" Gilles Deleuze A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia 2019-01-02 04:29:31.250557
+1327 "If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces." [ Shane Koyczan \N 2019-01-02 04:29:33.792091
+1328 "Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being." Carl Gustav Jung \N 2019-01-02 04:29:36.537794
+1331 "People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly." Banksy Wall and Piece 2019-01-02 04:29:46.948899
+1332 "The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake." Roman Payne \N 2019-01-02 04:29:49.230281
+1333 "When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:29:52.621445
+1334 "We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art." Henry James The Middle Years 2019-01-02 04:30:02.3752
+1335 "Because when you love something, you want to do it all the time, even if no one is paying you for it. At least that's how I felt about drawing." Meg Cabot All-American Girl 2019-01-02 04:30:06.285853
+1336 "How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?" Virginia Woolf \N 2019-01-02 04:30:11.015482
+1337 "Art is what we call...the thing an artist does. It's not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human. Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist." Seth Godin \N 2019-01-02 04:30:15.363249
+1338 "I don't think it was pain that made [Vincent Van Gogh] great - I think his painting brought him whatever happiness he had." David Lynch \N 2019-01-02 04:30:19.842742
+1339 "A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. " Richard Avedon \N 2019-01-02 04:30:24.194313
+1340 "The loner who looks fabulous is one of the most vulnerable loners of all." Anneli Rufus Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto 2019-01-02 04:30:29.508129
+1341 " we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn't touch." Donna Tartt The Goldfinch 2019-01-02 04:30:33.357479
+1342 "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist." Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance and Other Essays 2019-01-02 04:30:37.057177
+1343 "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." Henry Ward Beecher \N 2019-01-02 04:30:40.244981
+1348 "It took me Erica Jong Fear of Flying 2019-01-02 04:31:00.782631
+1349 "I don’t like the idea of “understanding” a film. I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it." Federico Fellini \N 2019-01-02 04:31:05.018621
+1350 "In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?" Rainer Maria Rilke Letters to a Young Poet 2019-01-02 04:31:09.925444
+1353 "The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited." Stephen King Bag of Bones 2019-01-02 04:31:21.01082
+1354 "Never judge a work of art by its defects" Washington Allston \N 2019-01-02 04:31:24.928313
+1355 "Music gives color to the air of the moment." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:31:28.689661
+1356 "The Artist always has the masters in his eyes." Ralph Waldo Emerson \N 2019-01-02 04:31:31.523037
+1357 "I met a boy whose eyes showed me that the past, present and future were all the same thing." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:31:34.218013
+1358 "What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit." John Updike \N 2019-01-02 04:31:37.361263
+1359 "The mystery was gone but the amazement was just starting." Andy Warhol \N 2019-01-02 04:31:41.823193
+1360 "We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words." Ursula K. Le Guin \N 2019-01-02 04:31:45.466973
+1361 "Is love an art? Then it requires knowledge and effort." Erich Fromm \N 2019-01-02 04:31:49.676616
+1362 "Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul." Amit Ray Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style 2019-01-02 04:31:54.3783
+1363 "Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul. And when he has made it, it is not given to all to know it. To recognize it you must repeat the adventure of the artist. It is a melody that he sings to you, and to hear it again in your own heart you want knowledge and sensitiveness and imagination." W. Somerset Maugham The Moon and Sixpence 2019-01-02 04:31:58.788915
+1364 "God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:32:10.454903
+1365 "To be an artist means never to avert one's eyes." Akira Kurosawa \N 2019-01-02 04:32:15.156474
+1366 "The absence of limitations is the enemy of art." Orson Welles \N 2019-01-02 04:32:19.615977
+1367 "I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free." Georgia O'Keefe \N 2019-01-02 04:32:24.18488
+1368 "I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art." Madonna \N 2019-01-02 04:32:28.896554
+1370 "The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying." Steven Pressfield The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles 2019-01-02 04:32:37.093802
+1407 "Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see, but it is impossible. Humans hide their secrets too well...." Rene Magritte \N 2019-01-02 04:34:39.326931
+1408 "A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world." Edmond De Goncourt \N 2019-01-02 04:34:39.581152
+1409 "Be curious about the world in which you live. Look things up. Chase down every reference. Go deeper than anybody else--that's how you'll get ahead." Austin Kleon Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative 2019-01-02 04:34:39.837323
+1410 "Imagination is Everything!" Termina Ashton \N 2019-01-02 04:34:40.092269
+1411 "I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation." Criss Jami Killosophy 2019-01-02 04:34:40.347306
+1412 "Yet the ivory gods, And the ebony gods, And the gods of diamond-jade, Are only silly puppet gods That people themselves Have made.-" Langston Hughes \N 2019-01-02 04:34:40.605046
+1413 "You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." Nina Simone \N 2019-01-02 04:34:40.86468
+1372 "The artist must possess the courageous soul that dares and defies" Kate Chopin The Awakening and Selected Stories 2019-01-02 04:32:45.755564
+1373 "A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety." Ansel Adams \N 2019-01-02 04:32:50.065518
+1374 "Actors in any capacity, artists of any stripe, are inspired by their curiosity, by their desire to explore all quarters of life, in light and in dark, and reflect what they find in their work. Artists instinctively want to reflect humanity, their own and each other's, in all its intermittent virtue and vitality, frailty and fallibility." Tom Hiddleston \N 2019-01-02 04:32:54.931007
+1375 "My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece" Claude Monet \N 2019-01-02 04:32:59.496759
+1376 "Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments." Ayn Rand The Fountainhead 2019-01-02 04:33:03.875035
+1377 "I shut my eyes in order to see." Paul Gauguin \N 2019-01-02 04:33:08.611289
+1378 "Remember: It costs nothing to encourage an artist, and the potential benefits are staggering. A pat on the back to an artist now could one day result in your favorite film, or the cartoon you love to get stoned watching, or the song that saves your life. Discourage an artist, you get absolutely nothing in return, ever." Kevin Smith Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good 2019-01-02 04:33:13.160142
+1379 "Art and life are subjective. Not everybody's gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it." Whoopi Goldberg \N 2019-01-02 04:33:17.935104
+1380 "By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them." Christian Dior \N 2019-01-02 04:33:22.313691
+1381 "A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all." Rita Mae Brown \N 2019-01-02 04:33:26.762637
+1382 "Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life." Aristotle Poetics 2019-01-02 04:33:31.150489
+1383 "Give me a museum and I'll fill it." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:33:35.750156
+1384 "If you want to annoy a poet, explain his poetry." Nassim Nicholas Taleb The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms 2019-01-02 04:33:40.846456
+1385 "When you draw something it lives and when you photograph it it dies" John Fowles The Collector 2019-01-02 04:33:45.161669
+1386 "He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast." Leonardo da Vinci \N 2019-01-02 04:33:49.815232
+1387 "Poetry and art and knowledge are sacred and pure." George Eliot The Mill on the Floss 2019-01-02 04:33:54.411928
+1388 "Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:33:58.653219
+1389 "A poor original is better than a good imitation." Ella Wheeler Wilcox \N 2019-01-02 04:34:03.320633
+1390 "Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language." Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There 2019-01-02 04:34:07.918771
+1391 "This is wonderful, wonderful! Be the bird. You are the bird. Sacrifice yourself to abandoned family values...." Laurie Halse Anderson Speak 2019-01-02 04:34:12.723215
+1392 "I want to be famous but unknown!" Edgar Degas \N 2019-01-02 04:34:17.347827
+1393 "I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on." Mark Rothko \N 2019-01-02 04:34:21.527874
+1394 "All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn't your pet -- it's your kid. It grows up and talks back to you." Joss Whedon \N 2019-01-02 04:34:30.943146
+1395 "If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:34:33.861919
+1396 "A line is a dot that went for a walk." Paul Klee \N 2019-01-02 04:34:36.512841
+1397 "If critics say your work stinks it's because they want it to stink and they can make it stink by scaring you into conformity with their comfortable little standards. Standards so low that they can no longer be considered "dangerous" but set in place in their compartmental understandings." Jack Kerouac \N 2019-01-02 04:34:36.768046
+1398 "You know how writers are... they create themselves as they create their work. Or perhaps they create their work in order to create themselves." Orson Scott Card \N 2019-01-02 04:34:37.023292
+1399 "You don't have to make something that people call art. Living is an artistic activity, there is an art to getting through the day." viggo mortensen \N 2019-01-02 04:34:37.284997
+1400 "Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:34:37.545459
+1401 "It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection." Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:34:37.798989
+1402 "Absurdity and anti—absurdity are the two poles of creative energy." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:34:38.054217
+1403 "In art as in love, instinct is enough. " Anatole France \N 2019-01-02 04:34:38.306695
+1404 "If we can't, as artists, improve on real life, we should put down our pencils and go bake bread." Barbara Kingsolver \N 2019-01-02 04:34:38.561253
+1405 "Every true artist is at war with the world." Anthony Kiedis Scar Tissue 2019-01-02 04:34:38.814016
+1406 "People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings." Salvador Dalí \N 2019-01-02 04:34:39.067609
+1415 "Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake." E. M. Forster \N 2019-01-02 04:34:41.39837
+1416 "What was any art but a mold to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself- life hurrying past us and running away, to strong to stop, too sweet to lose." Willa Cather \N 2019-01-02 04:34:41.788065
+1417 "All art is but dirtying the paper delicately." John Ruskin The Elements of Drawing 2019-01-02 04:34:42.06506
+1418 "Every night I used to pray that I’d find my people, and finally I did on the open road. We had nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore, except to make our lives into a work of art." Lana Del Rey \N 2019-01-02 04:34:42.321244
+1419 "If you don't want a generation of robots, fund the arts!" Cath Crowley Graffiti Moon 2019-01-02 04:34:42.578692
+1420 "An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them." Andy Warhol \N 2019-01-02 04:34:42.834768
+1421 "We have our Arts so we won't die of Truth" Ray Bradbury Zen in the Art of Writing 2019-01-02 04:34:43.088475
+1422 "Art is either revolution or plagiarism" Paul Gauguin \N 2019-01-02 04:34:43.345149
+1423 "A fine work of art - music, dance, painting, story - has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place." Robert McKee Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting 2019-01-02 04:34:43.602565
+1424 "Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide." Donald Woods Winnicott \N 2019-01-02 04:34:45.920782
+1425 "The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:34:46.176028
+1427 "I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:34:46.68916
+1428 "A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips; -- not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself." Henry David Thoreau Walden 2019-01-02 04:34:46.942257
+1429 "I remember growing up, saying you’re an artist it sounds pretentious but now it’s one of the only dignified things that you can call yourself. " Marilyn Manson \N 2019-01-02 04:34:47.199848
+1430 "Blessed are the weird people: poets, misfits, writers mystics, painters, troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes." Jacob Nordby Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to live your best life now 2019-01-02 04:34:47.461077
+1431 "Clear thinking at the wrong moment can stifle creativity." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:34:47.720125
+1432 "We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst — you need them both." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:34:47.976524
+1433 "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for." Georgia O'Keeffe \N 2019-01-02 04:34:48.23362
+1434 "Whoever uses the spirit that is in him creatively is an artist. To make living itself an art, that is the goal." Henry Miller \N 2019-01-02 04:34:48.487354
+1435 "The business of art lies just in this, -- to make that understood and felt which, in the form of an argument, might be incomprehensible and inaccessible." Leo Tolstoy What Is Art? 2019-01-02 04:34:48.747135
+1436 "The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living…" Dione Lucas \N 2019-01-02 04:34:49.001827
+1437 "Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer; art is everything else." Donald E. Knuth Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About 2019-01-02 04:34:49.258552
+1438 "Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum." Vincent van Gogh \N 2019-01-02 04:34:49.515159
+1439 "Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form." Toni Morrison \N 2019-01-02 04:34:49.771101
+1440 "When any civilization is dust and ashes," he said, "art is all that's left over. Images, words, music. Imaginative structures. Meaning—human meaning, that is—is defined by them. You have to admit that." Margaret Atwood Oryx and Crake 2019-01-02 04:34:50.025879
+1441 "Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:34:50.28359
+1466 "At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel." Benjamin J. Carey Barefoot in November 2019-01-02 04:34:58.603069
+1467 "Art never comes from happiness." Chuck Palahniuk Choke 2019-01-02 04:34:58.857418
+1443 "I want what we all want," said Carl. "To move certain parts of the interior of myself into the exterior world, to see if they can be embraced." Jonathan Lethem You Don't Love Me Yet 2019-01-02 04:34:50.799973
+1444 "Evolution has no foresight. Complex machinery develops its own agendas. Brains — cheat. Feedback loops evolve to promote stable heartbeats and then stumble upon the temptation of rhythm and music. The rush evoked by fractal imagery, the algorithms used for habitat selection, metastasize into art. Thrills that once had to be Peter Watts Blindsight 2019-01-02 04:34:51.059364
+1445 "Art is the process of evoking pity and terror, which is not abstract at all but very human. What the self-styled modern artists are doing is a sort of unemotional pseudointellectual masturbation . . . whereas creative art is more like intercourse, in which the artist must seduce -- render emotional -- his audience, each time." Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land 2019-01-02 04:34:51.317707
+1446 "A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual. " Vladimir Nabokov \N 2019-01-02 04:34:51.573819
+1447 "I thought clay must feel happy in the good potter's hand." Janet Fitch White Oleander 2019-01-02 04:34:51.831028
+1448 "The greatest art belongs to the world. Do not be intimidated by the experts. Trust your instincts. Do not be afraid to go against what you were taught, or what you were told to see or believe. Every person, every set of eyes, has the right to the truth." Blue Balliett Chasing Vermeer 2019-01-02 04:34:52.085877
+1449 "Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:34:52.341216
+1450 "One wanted, she thought, dipping her brush deliberately, to be on a level with ordinary experience, to feel simply that's a chair, that's a table, and yet at the same time, It's a miracle, it's an ecstasy." Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse 2019-01-02 04:34:52.596613
+1452 "Have you killed anyone?” she asked quickly. “What? Did you miss what I said, about turning murder into an art form?” “But you haven’t actually killed anyone yet, have you? I read your file.” He glowered. “Technically, yeah, all right, maybe I haven’t" Derek Landy Playing with Fire 2019-01-02 04:34:53.113412
+1453 "You want to know how I think art should be taught to children? Take them to a museum and say, 'This is art, and you can't do it." Steve Martin An Object of Beauty 2019-01-02 04:34:53.370086
+1454 "A photograph is usually looked at- seldom looked into." Ansel Adams \N 2019-01-02 04:34:55.53028
+1455 "We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause." Steven Pressfield The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles 2019-01-02 04:34:55.785405
+1456 "When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty........ but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." R. Buckminster Fuller \N 2019-01-02 04:34:56.038826
+1457 "Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it 'creative observation.' Creative viewing." William S. Burroughs Ports of Entry: William S. Burroughs and the Arts 2019-01-02 04:34:56.296205
+1459 "Books can ignite fires in your mind, because they carry ideas for kindling, and art for matches." Gary D. Schmidt Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy 2019-01-02 04:34:56.813235
+1460 "Do whatever you do intensely." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:34:57.067154
+1462 "Art is science made clear." Jean Cocteau \N 2019-01-02 04:34:57.58238
+1463 "It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow. " Vladimir Nabokov \N 2019-01-02 04:34:57.836407
+1464 "Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. " Stephen Sondheim \N 2019-01-02 04:34:58.092644
+1465 "You've always lived a life of pretense, not a real life-- a simulated existence, not a genuine existence. Everything about you, everything you are, has always been pretense, never genuine, never real." Thomas Bernhard Woodcutters 2019-01-02 04:34:58.349184
+1470 "Does something which exists on the edge have no true relevance to the stable center, or does it, by being on the edge, become a part of the edge and thus a part of the boundary, the definition which gives the whole its shape?" Lucy Grealy \N 2019-01-02 04:34:59.625785
+1471 "A scientist can pretend that his work isn't himself, it's merely the impersonal truth. An artist can't hide behind the truth. He can't hide anywhere." Ursula K. LeGuin The Dispossessed 2019-01-02 04:34:59.883927
+1472 "Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn." Martin Amis \N 2019-01-02 04:35:00.139891
+1473 "Art begins . . . when someone interprets, when someone sees the world through his own eyes. Art happens when what is seen becomes mixed with the inside of the person who is seeing it." Chaim Potok The Gift of Asher Lev 2019-01-02 04:35:00.398928
+1475 "Long looking at paintings is equivalent to being dropped into a foreign city, where gradually, out of desire and despair, a few key words, then a little syntax make a clearing in the silence. Art... is a foreign city, and we deceive ourselves when we think it familiar... We have to recognize that the language of art, all art, is not our mother-tongue." Jeanette Winterson Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery 2019-01-02 04:35:00.916274
+1476 "Art is whether or not there is a scream in him wanting to get out in a special way." Chaim Potok My Name Is Asher Lev 2019-01-02 04:35:01.171365
+1477 "Creating is living doubly. The groping, anxious quest of a Proust, his meticulous collecting of flowers, of wallpapers, and of anxieties, signifies nothing else." Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 2019-01-02 04:35:01.426513
+1478 "If you cannot please everyone with your deeds and your art, please a few. To please many is bad." Friedrich von Schiller \N 2019-01-02 04:35:01.681647
+1479 "The good qualities in our soul are most successfully and forcefully awakened by the power of art. Just as science is the intellect of the world, art is its soul." Maxim Gorky Untimely Thoughts: Essays on Revolution, Culture, and the Bolsheviks, 1917-1918 2019-01-02 04:35:01.94133
+1480 "It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges." Michelangelo \N 2019-01-02 04:35:02.199237
+1482 "Proportion is the heart of beauty." Ken Follett The Pillars of the Earth 2019-01-02 04:35:02.710973
+1483 "Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality." Andrei Tarkovsky Sculpting in Time 2019-01-02 04:35:02.966073
+1484 "I have no duty to be anyone's Friend and no man in the world has a duty to be mine. No claims, no shadow of necessity. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival." C.S. Lewis The Four Loves 2019-01-02 04:35:04.925326
+1485 "The artist, and particularly the poet, is always an anarchist in the best sense of the word. He must heed only the call that arises within him from three strong voices: the voice of death, with all its foreboding, the voice of love and the voice of art." Federico García-Lorca \N 2019-01-02 04:35:05.182036
+1486 "A picture is worth a thousand words." Napoleon Bonaparte \N 2019-01-02 04:35:05.437206
+1487 "Hope and Memory have one daughter and her name is Art, and she has built her dwelling far from the desperate field where men hang out their garments upon forked boughs to be banners of battle. O beloved daughter of Hope and Memory, be with me for a while." William Butler Yeats \N 2019-01-02 04:35:05.695662
+1488 "It is in dialogue with pain that many beautiful things acquire their value. Acquaintance with grief turns out to be one of the more unusual prerequisites of architectural appreciation. We might, quite aside from all other requirements, need to be a little sad before buildings can properly touch us." Alain de Botton The Architecture of Happiness 2019-01-02 04:35:05.952317
+1490 "Colour is a power which directly influences the soul." Wassily Kandinsky Concerning the Spiritual in Art 2019-01-02 04:35:06.465559
+1491 "This pause in time, within time ... When did I first experience the exquisite sense of surrender that is only possible with another person? The peace of mind one experiences on one's own, one's certainty of self in the serenity of solitude, are nothing in comparison to the release and openness and fluency one shares with another, in close companionship ..." Muriel Barbery The Elegance of the Hedgehog 2019-01-02 04:35:06.72714
+1492 "One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought." Albert Einstein \N 2019-01-02 04:35:06.984961
+1493 "Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction." ― Pablo Picasso" Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:35:07.243231
+1494 "Now art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic." Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:35:07.499862
+1495 "Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something." Kurt Vonnegut A Man Without a Country 2019-01-02 04:35:07.75784
+1496 "Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future." Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 2019-01-02 04:35:08.015015
+1498 "When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money" Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:35:08.533467
+1499 "Basically there can be no categories such as 'religious' art and 'secular' art, because all true art is incarnational, and therefore 'religious." Madeleine L'Engle \N 2019-01-02 04:35:08.788677
+1500 "You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there. " Maria Callas \N 2019-01-02 04:35:09.050378
+1501 "The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it...try to fake three laughs in an hour -- ha ha ha ha ha -- they'll take you away, man. You can't." Lenny Bruce \N 2019-01-02 04:35:09.30453
+1502 "Fashion and music are the same, because music express its period too." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:35:09.564373
+1503 "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist." Louis Nizer \N 2019-01-02 04:35:09.820594
+1504 "We feel lonely now and then and long for friends and think we should be quite different and happier if we found a friend of whom we might say: “He is the one.” But you, too, will begin to learn that there is much self-deception behind this longing; if we yielded too much to it, it would lead us from the road." Vincent van Gogh Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh 2019-01-02 04:35:10.078299
+1505 "A week after my drugs ran out, I left my bed to perform at the college, deciding at the last minute to skip both the doughnut toss and the march of the headless plush toys. Instead, I just heated up a skillet of plastic soldiers, poured a milkshake over my head and called it a night." David Sedaris \N 2019-01-02 04:35:10.33537
+1506 "Only by examining our personal biases can we truly grow as artists; only by cultivating empathy can we truly grow as people." Jen Knox After the Gazebo 2019-01-02 04:35:10.58977
+1508 "Art is a process, not a product." maryann kohl \N 2019-01-02 04:35:11.103126
+1509 "I am the soul in limbo." Andre Breton Nadja 2019-01-02 04:35:11.360024
+1510 "Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist" René Magritte \N 2019-01-02 04:35:11.613613
+1511 "I'm often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush." Criss Jami Killosophy 2019-01-02 04:35:11.872037
+1512 "Art is vice. You don't wed it, you rape it." Edgar Degas \N 2019-01-02 04:35:12.129421
+1513 "Andrei, did you like the opera?" "Not particularly." "Andrei, do you see what you're missing?" "I don't think I do, Kira. It's all rather silly. And useless." "Can't you enjoy things that are useless, merely because they are beautiful?" "No. But I enjoyed it." "The music?" "No. The way you listened to it." Ayn Rand We the Living 2019-01-02 04:35:12.385616
+1514 "If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint." Edward Hopper \N 2019-01-02 04:35:14.551197
+1515 "You don’t make art out of good intentions." Gustave Flaubert \N 2019-01-02 04:35:14.817922
+1516 "There must always be two kinds of art: escape-art, for man needs escape as he needs food and deep sleep, and parable-art, that art which shall teach man to unlearn hatred and learn love." W.H. Auden \N 2019-01-02 04:35:15.073794
+1517 "I am an artist you know ... it is my right to be odd." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:35:15.328368
+1518 "Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness." Nassim Nicholas Taleb The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms 2019-01-02 04:35:15.584041
+1519 "It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart \N 2019-01-02 04:35:15.843734
+1520 "To be an outlaw you must first have a base in law to reject and get out of, I never had such a base. I never had a place I could call home that meant any more than a key to a house, apartment or hotel room. … Am I alien? Alien from what exactly? Perhaps my home is my dream city, more real than my waking life precisely because it has no relation to waking life…" William S. Burroughs \N 2019-01-02 04:35:16.098783
+1522 "Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all." Andre Breton Nadja 2019-01-02 04:35:16.608878
+1523 "It was odd to have something so personal out there in that way, but the good thing about art is that no one necessarily knows what you mean by it anyway." Gabrielle Zevin Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac 2019-01-02 04:35:16.865413
+1524 "There is no excuse for anyone to write fiction for public consumption unless he has been called to do so by the presence of a gift. It is the nature of fiction not to be good for much unless it is good in itself." Flannery O'Connor Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose 2019-01-02 04:35:17.122348
+1525 "Be natural my children. For the writer that is natural has fulfilled all the rules of art." (Last words, according to Dickens's obituary in Charles Dickens Five Novels: Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations 2019-01-02 04:35:17.380239
+1526 "Just as music is noise that makes sense, a painting is colour that makes sense, so a story is life that makes sense." Yann Martel Beatrice and Virgil 2019-01-02 04:35:17.637545
+1527 "The greatest artist does not have any concept Which a single piece of marble does not itself contain Within its excess, though only A hand that obeys the intellect can discover it." Michelangelo Buonarroti I Sonetti Di Michelangelo: The 78 Sonnets of Michelangelo with Verse Translation 2019-01-02 04:35:17.894681
+1528 "I have things in my head that are not like what anyone taught me — shapes and ideas so near to me, so natural to my way of being and thinking." Georgia O'Keeffe \N 2019-01-02 04:35:18.151315
+1530 "An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them." Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray 2019-01-02 04:35:18.66232
+1531 "The recipe for great art has always been misery and a good bowel movement." Don Roff \N 2019-01-02 04:35:18.925342
+1532 "When the writer (or the artist in general) says he has worked without giving any thought to the rules of the process, he simply means he was working without realizing he knew the rules." Umberto Eco Postscript to the Name of the Rose 2019-01-02 04:35:19.254952
+1533 "Watch a French housewife as she makes her way slowly along the loaded stalls… searching for the peak of ripeness and flavor… What you are seeing is a true artist at work, patiently assembling all the materials of her craft, just as the painter squeezes oil colors onto his palette ready to create a masterpiece." Keith Floyd \N 2019-01-02 04:35:19.607496
+1535 "All real works of art look as though they were done in joy." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:35:20.309995
+1536 "The problem of knowledge is that there are many more books on birds written by ornithologists than books on birds written by birds and books on ornithologists written by birds" Nassim Nicholas Taleb The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms 2019-01-02 04:35:20.606898
+1537 "Art's cruel. You can get away with murder with words. But a picture is like a window straight through to your inmost heart." John Fowles The Collector 2019-01-02 04:35:20.96413
+1538 "...the thing about portraits is, you need to show people the way they want to be seen. And I prefer to show people as I see them." Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere 2019-01-02 04:35:21.300117
+1539 "What is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art" Leonardo da Vinci \N 2019-01-02 04:35:21.623225
+1540 "The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much." William Hazlitt \N 2019-01-02 04:35:21.940713
+1541 "I wish to confound all these people, to create a work of art of a supernatural realism and of a spiritualist naturalism. I wish to prove... that nothing is explained in the mysteries which surround us." Joris-Karl Huysmans \N 2019-01-02 04:35:22.258755
+1542 "True art awakens the Extraordinary Ovation" Hafiz The Gift 2019-01-02 04:35:22.654818
+1543 "After all, what is art? Art is the creative process and it goes through all fields. Einstein’s theory of relativity – now that is a work of art! Einstein was more of an artist in physics than on his violin. Art is this: art is the solution of a problem which cannot be expressed explicitly until it is solved." Piet Hein Grooks 1 2019-01-02 04:35:22.956035
+1544 "To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk." Edward Weston \N 2019-01-02 04:35:25.234755
+1545 "To create art with all the passion in one's soul is to live art with all the beauty in one's heart." Author-Poet Aberjhani Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry 2019-01-02 04:35:25.526541
+1546 "When the creative impulse sweeps over you, grab it. You grab it and honor it and use it, because momentum is a rare gift." Justina Chen Headley North of Beautiful 2019-01-02 04:35:25.832966
+1547 "Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:35:26.139504
+1548 "The public wants work which flatters its illusions." Gustave Flaubert \N 2019-01-02 04:35:26.47676
+1549 "The Christian in the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars." Francis A. Schaeffer Art & the Bible 2019-01-02 04:35:26.766903
+1550 "Good ideas stay with you until you eventually write the story." Brian Keene \N 2019-01-02 04:35:27.047103
+1551 "Art is not a thing; it is a way. " Elbert Hubbard \N 2019-01-02 04:35:27.339944
+1552 "I'm tired of feeling like I'm fucking crazy. I'm tired of driving till I see stars in my eyes." Lana Del Rey \N 2019-01-02 04:35:27.657506
+1553 "The aim of to impart to others the results one has obtained...As I talk, I reveal the situation...I reveal it to myself and to others in order to change it." Jean-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 04:35:27.928534
+1554 "A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God. An art work can be a doxology in itself." Francis Schaeffer Art & the Bible 2019-01-02 04:35:28.189874
+1555 "Lies are the religion of slaves and masters. Truth is the god of the free man." Maxim Gorky The Lower Depths, And Other Plays 2019-01-02 04:35:28.474687
+1556 "It's a good thing you and your pills weren't around a few hundred years ago or there never would have been a Vermeer or a Caravaggio. You'd have drugged "Girl with a Pearl Earring" and "The Taking of Christ" right the hell out of them." Jennifer Donnelly Revolution 2019-01-02 04:35:28.800885
+1557 "Art is, after all, only a trace – like a footprint which shows that one has walked bravely and in great happiness." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:35:29.116327
+1558 "From now on I hope always to stay alert, to educate myself as best I can. But lacking this, in Future I will relaxedly turn back to my secret mind to see what it has observed when I thought I was sitting this one out. We never sit anything out. We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. " Ray Bradbury \N 2019-01-02 04:35:29.415425
+1578 "The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act." Marcel Duchamp \N 2019-01-02 04:35:37.520793
+1560 "Artists are those who can evade the verbose." Haruki Murakami Kafka on the Shore 2019-01-02 04:35:30.015723
+1561 "I am an artist, my hair is rarely tamed & sometimes I sleep till noon, My house is messy and I speak to the moon. I care less about the materials that I share with my world and more about the passion inside myself. Im an artist, what more can you expect? i am full of soul, love and all the rest." Nikki Rowe \N 2019-01-02 04:35:30.326339
+1563 "The tools are real. The viewer is real, you, the artist, is real and a part of everything you paint. You connect yourself to the viewer by sharing something that is inside of you that connects with something inside of him. All you have as your guide is that you know what moves you. All you have to do it with is a brush, some chemical and canvas, and technique." Steven Brust \N 2019-01-02 04:35:30.90456
+1564 "Humans make art to remember and be remembered,” said Caius. “Art is their weapon against forgetting." Melissa Grey The Girl at Midnight 2019-01-02 04:35:31.185001
+1565 "Perhaps everything lies in knowing what words to speak, what actions to perform, and in what order and rhythm; or else someone's gaze, answer, gesture is enough; it is enough for someone to do something for the sheer pleasure of doing it, and for his pleasure to become the pleasure of others: at that moment, all spaces change, all heights, distances; the city is transfigured, becomes crystalline, transparent as a dragonfly." Italo Calvino Invisible Cities 2019-01-02 04:35:31.502624
+1566 "People want to be bowled over by something special. Nine times out of ten you might strike out, but that tenth time, that peak experience, is what people want. That's what can move the world. That's art." Haruki Murakami \N 2019-01-02 04:35:31.786409
+1567 "This is Art holding a Mirror up to Life. That’s why everything is exactly the wrong way around." Terry Pratchett Wyrd Sisters 2019-01-02 04:35:32.068817
+1568 "If we have no heretics we must invent them, for heresy is essential to health and growth." Yevgeny Zamyatin \N 2019-01-02 04:35:32.34795
+1570 "Story is the umbilical cord that connects us to the past, present, and future. Family. Story is a relationship between the teller and the listener, a responsibility. . . . Story is an affirmation of our ties to one another." Terry Tempest Williams Pieces of White Shell 2019-01-02 04:35:32.943838
+1571 "What in hell are you really made of, Howard? After all, it's only a building. It's not the combination of holy sacrament, Indian torture, and sexual ecstasy that you seem to make of it." "Isn't it?" Ayn Rand The Fountainhead 2019-01-02 04:35:33.250627
+1572 "Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don't undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew." Kamand Kojouri \N 2019-01-02 04:35:33.598511
+1574 "The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?" Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:35:36.330115
+1575 "It is in books, poems, paintings which often give us the confidence to take seriously feelings in ourselves that we might otherwise never have thought to acknowledge." Alain de Botton The Architecture of Happiness 2019-01-02 04:35:36.625567
+1576 "For so many years, I couldn’t understand why every time I thought that someone finally loved me, like… for real, they would eventually turn to vapor. Every person whom I’ve ever loved is trapped inside of my chest. I’ve breathed all of them in so deeply that I’ve nearly choked and died on every soul that I’ve ever given myself to." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:35:36.936281
+1577 "Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream." Charles Baxter The Feast of Love 2019-01-02 04:35:37.240707
+1896 "Art is a person's private vision expressed in aesthetic forms." Chaim Potok My Name Is Asher Lev 2019-01-02 04:37:24.170379
+1580 "The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation." Michelle Obama \N 2019-01-02 04:35:38.129172
+1581 "Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. The chasm is never completely bridged. We all have the conviction, perhaps illusory, that we have much more to say than appears on the paper." Isaac Bashevis Singer \N 2019-01-02 04:35:38.426462
+1582 "In art, and maybe just in general, the idea is to be able to be really comfortable with contradictory ideas. In other words, wisdom might be, seem to be, two contradictory ideas both expressed at their highest level and just let to sit in the same cage sort of, vibrating. So, I think as a writer, I'm really never sure of what I really believe." George Saunders \N 2019-01-02 04:35:38.740211
+1583 "...I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for a few... " William Morris \N 2019-01-02 04:35:39.062822
+1585 "She was never going to seek gainful employment again, that was for certain. She'd remain outside the public sector. She'd be an anarchist, she'd travel with jaguars. She was going to train herself to be totally irrational. She'd fall in love with a totally inappropriate person. She'd really work on it, but abandon would be involved as well. She'd have different names, a.k.a. Snake, a.k.a. Snow - no that was juvenile. She wanted to be extraordinary, to possess a savage glitter." Joy Williams \N 2019-01-02 04:35:39.754809
+1586 "Provided we can escape from the museums we carry around inside us, provided we can stop selling ourselves tickets to the galleries in our own skulls, we can begin to contemplate an art which re-creates the goal of the sorcerer: changing the structure of reality by the manipulation of living symbols ... Art tells gorgeous lies that come true." Hakim Bey TAZ: The Temporary Autonomous Zone 2019-01-02 04:35:40.101554
+1587 "Friendship is an obstetric art; it draws out our richest and deepest resources; it unfolds the wings of our dreams and hidden indeterminate thoughts; it serves as a check on our judgements, tries out our new ideas, keeps up our ardor, and inflames our enthusiasm." Antonin Sertillanges The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods 2019-01-02 04:35:40.427688
+1589 "I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:35:41.077906
+1592 "When I walk into [the studio] I am alone, but I am alone with my Twyla Tharp The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life 2019-01-02 04:35:41.967661
+1593 "I do not have many things that are meaningful to me. Except my doubts and my fears. And my art." Chaim Potok My Name Is Asher Lev 2019-01-02 04:35:42.244942
+1594 "Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite -- getting something down." Julia Cameron \N 2019-01-02 04:35:42.578321
+1596 "Fair as the moon and joyful as the light; Tot wan with waiting, not with sorrow dim; Not as she is, but was when hope shone bright; Not as she is, but as she fills his dreams." Christina Rossetti \N 2019-01-02 04:35:43.197655
+1698 "With respect to the requirement of art, the probable impossible is always preferable to the improbable possible." Aristotle Poetics 2019-01-02 04:36:19.932213
+1597 "This is the time for every artist in every genre to do what he or she does loudly and consistently. It doesn't matter to me what your position is. You've got to keep asserting the complexity and the originality of life, and the multiplicity of it, and the facets of it. This is about being a complex human being in the world, not about finding a villain. This is no time for anything else than the best that you've got." Toni Morrison \N 2019-01-02 04:35:43.533174
+1599 "[...] I've come to the conclusion that the artist can not justify life or come up with a cogent reason as to why life is meaningful, but the artist can provide you with a cold glass of water on a hot day." Woody Allen \N 2019-01-02 04:35:44.199937
+1600 "The truest art I would strive for in any work would be to give the page the same qualities as earth: weather would land on it harshly; light would elucidate the most difficult truths; wind would sweep away obtuse padding." Gretel Ehrlich The Solace of Open Spaces 2019-01-02 04:35:44.508652
+1601 "Through its creative power, art may trigger approximation, reconciliation and harmonization between individuals and peoples. Through art, beings can meet and exchange their points of view, as it rules out alienation, and arouses chemistry and understanding. By definition, art is universal and helps to cross borders and barriers without prejudice." Erik Pevernagie \N 2019-01-02 04:35:44.850914
+1602 "Some don’t even watch art with their eyes nor with their mind, but with their ears, ever since they judge art by the sound of money. ( “Money rocking and rolling”)" Erik Pevernagie \N 2019-01-02 04:35:45.196764
+1603 "For me, Art is the restoration of order. It may discuss all sort of terrible things, but there must be satisfaction at the end. A little bit of hunger, but also satisfaction." Toni Morrison \N 2019-01-02 04:35:45.523321
+1604 "It is through living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the world around us." Henri Cartier-Bresson Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century 2019-01-02 04:35:48.445398
+1605 "A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 04:35:48.738453
+1606 "All art is propaganda. It is universally and inescabably propaganda; sometimes unconsciously, but often deliberately, propaganda." Upton Sinclair \N 2019-01-02 04:35:49.048267
+1607 "I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste." Marcel Duchamp \N 2019-01-02 04:35:49.367899
+1608 "Dive again and again into the river of uncertainty. Create in the dark, only then can you recognize the light." Jyrki Vainonen \N 2019-01-02 04:35:49.770397
+1609 "Observation is a dying art." Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick: Interviews 2019-01-02 04:35:50.09767
+1611 "No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists. You cannot value him alone; you must set him, for contrast and comparison, among the dead." T.S. Eliot The Sacred Wood 2019-01-02 04:35:50.805883
+1612 "He thought that the rose was to be found in its own eternity and not in his words; and that we may mention or allude to a thing, but not express it." Jorge Luis Borges Dreamtigers 2019-01-02 04:35:51.124383
+1613 "Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:35:51.4557
+1614 "The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable." H. L. Mencken \N 2019-01-02 04:35:51.812256
+1615 "The art of life is not controlling what happens to us, but using what happens to us" Gloria Steinem \N 2019-01-02 04:35:52.113688
+1616 "The ideal art, the noblest of art: working with the complexities of life, refusing to simplify, to "overcome" doubt." Joyce Carol Oates The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: 1973-1982 2019-01-02 04:35:52.455685
+1617 "We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer." Criss Jami Killosophy 2019-01-02 04:35:52.789549
+1619 "...the second time you see something is really the David Gilmour The Film Club: A True Story of a Father and Son 2019-01-02 04:35:53.35064
+1620 "To discover the mode of life or of art whereby my spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom." James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 2019-01-02 04:35:53.609223
+1621 "I am in awe of flowers. Not because of their colors, but because even though they have dirt in their roots, they still grow. They still bloom." D. Antoinette Foy \N 2019-01-02 04:35:53.867595
+1699 "Art is a corner of creation seen through a temperament." Emile Zola \N 2019-01-02 04:36:20.191029
+1622 "I’ve decided the act that cannot wait / is the important will to create / But, ah, if my belly is ignored / the pantry door I shall implore / But I’ve been known to reach the bed / ideas still famished in my head." Roman Payne Cities & Countries 2019-01-02 04:35:54.122964
+1623 "One thing that struck me early is that you don’t put into a photograph what’s going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in." Diane Arbus \N 2019-01-02 04:35:54.384479
+1624 "What art seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine." Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:35:54.639108
+1625 "In the traditional Islamic world, the hierarchy of the arts was not based on whether they were "fine" or "industrial" or "minor". It was based upon the effect of art on the soul of the human being." Seyyed Hossein Nasr A Young Muslim's Guide to the Modern World 2019-01-02 04:35:54.893849
+1626 "Proper lighting is everything, Julianna." Wendelin Van Draanen Flipped 2019-01-02 04:35:55.148163
+1627 "The term bohemian has a bad reputation because it's allied to myriad clichés, but Parisians originally adopted the term, associated with nomadic Gypsies, to describe artists and writers who stayed up all night and ignored the pressures of the industrial world." Sarah Thornton Seven Days in the Art World 2019-01-02 04:35:55.404883
+1628 "Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul." W. Somerset Maugham The Summing Up 2019-01-02 04:35:55.663387
+1629 "Art is solving problems that cannot be formulated before they have been solved. The shaping of the question is part of the answer." Piet Hein \N 2019-01-02 04:35:55.917544
+1630 "Bring together things that have not yet been brought together and did not seem predisposed to be so." Robert Bresson Notes on the Cinematographer 2019-01-02 04:35:56.174082
+1631 "Doing fine, thank you, I would say, never knowing how to talk about what I do. If I could talk about it, I would not have to do it. I make art, sometimes I make true art, and sometimes it fills the empty places in my heart. Some of them. Not all." Neil Gaiman The Ocean at the End of the Lane 2019-01-02 04:35:56.431575
+1632 "Create a guidebook of creative dreams You can use a blank book or just blank paper clipped together. Put photographs or scraps from magazines in that represent your creative dreams. Draw, scribble, or paint in between the images. Make a list of creative dreams you've thought of or admire in others. " Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK) \N 2019-01-02 04:35:56.691242
+1633 "One must give himself completely to his art and not hold back. Throw caution to the wind. Embrace the muse. Make love to your art." Harley King \N 2019-01-02 04:35:56.948547
+1634 "I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:35:58.988335
+1635 "What we seek, at the deepest level, is inwardly to resemble, rather than physically to possess, the objects and places that touch us through their beauty." Alain de Botton The Architecture of Happiness 2019-01-02 04:35:59.26374
+1636 "If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting." Peter Shaffer \N 2019-01-02 04:35:59.516964
+1637 "Maybe you are a poet and a dreamer, but don't you realize that those two species are extinct now?" J.G. Ballard \N 2019-01-02 04:35:59.780663
+1638 "I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours." Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray 2019-01-02 04:36:00.036313
+1639 "Art is communication." Madeleine L'Engle Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art 2019-01-02 04:36:00.287685
+1640 "Only the very greatest art invigorates without consoling." Iris Murdoch \N 2019-01-02 04:36:00.550131
+1641 "Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece." John Paul II \N 2019-01-02 04:36:00.805539
+1642 "It is really a matter of ending this silence and solitude, of breathing and stretching one's arms again." Mark Rothko \N 2019-01-02 04:36:01.060701
+1643 "Serious art is born from serious play." Julia Cameron The Artist's Way 2019-01-02 04:36:01.322697
+1644 "A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art." Paul Cezanne \N 2019-01-02 04:36:01.58385
+1646 "But then, that’s the beauty of writing stories—each one is an exploratory journey in search of a reason and a shape. And when you find that reason and that shape, there’s no feeling like it." [ T.C. Boyle \N 2019-01-02 04:36:02.095368
+1647 "The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves. " Marcel Duchamp \N 2019-01-02 04:36:02.359777
+1648 "Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. I’m going to help you forgive the things that you won’t let yourself forget." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:36:02.614751
+1650 "Doubt not, O poet, but persist. Say 'It is in me, and shall out.' Stand there, balked and dumb, stuttering and stammering, hissed and hooted, stand and strive, until at last rage draw out of thee that dream-power which every night shows thee is thine own; a power transcending all limit and privacy, and by virtue of which a man is the conductor of the whole river of electricity." Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson 2019-01-02 04:36:03.145636
+1700 "Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art." Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:36:20.463093
+1701 "Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence." Friedrich Nietzsche \N 2019-01-02 04:36:20.719203
+1652 "Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages." Auguste Rodin \N 2019-01-02 04:36:03.669538
+1653 "Indubitably, Magick is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgement and practice than in any other branch of physics." Aleister Crowley The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography 2019-01-02 04:36:03.931912
+1654 "Whether you try too hard to fit in or you try too hard to stand out, it is of equal consequence: you exhaust your significance." Criss Jami Healology 2019-01-02 04:36:04.188813
+1655 "The science, the art, the jurisprudence, the chief political and social theories, of the modern world have grown out of Greece and Rome—not by favour of, but in the teeth of, the fundamental teachings of early Christianity, to which science, art, and any serious occupation with the things of this world were alike despicable." Thomas H. Huxley Agnosticism and Christianity and Other Essays 2019-01-02 04:36:04.451917
+1656 "The point of art is to inspire you to create your own." Misha Collins \N 2019-01-02 04:36:04.710069
+1658 "I want to overhear passionate arguments about what we are and what we are doing and what we ought to do. I want to feel that art is an utterance made in good faith by one human being to another. I want to believe there are geniuses scheming to astonish the rest of us, just for the pleasure of it." Marilynne Robinson The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought 2019-01-02 04:36:05.227766
+1659 "The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material." Michelangelo \N 2019-01-02 04:36:05.482258
+1660 "Color has got me. I no longer need to chase after it. It has got me for ever. I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour." Paul Klee \N 2019-01-02 04:36:05.742359
+1661 "The White House usually followed the seagull theory of management: fly in, squawk and flap and shit, and fly away." John Frohnmayer Leaving Town Alive 2019-01-02 04:36:05.997748
+1662 "I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despite the conventional in anything, even the arts. I paint canvasses on the floor and drove one art teacher out of his mind. But that's just the way I paint best." Hedy Lamarr \N 2019-01-02 04:36:06.252996
+1663 "There’s a temptation in our networked age to think that ideas can be developed by email and iChat. That’s crazy. Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions. You run into someone, you ask what they’re doing, you say ‘wow,’ and soon you’re cooking up all sorts of ideas." Steve Jobs \N 2019-01-02 04:36:06.515505
+1664 "Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing." Salvador Dalí \N 2019-01-02 04:36:08.906126
+1665 "Weirdism is definitely the cornerstone of many an artist's career." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:36:09.164871
+1666 "...sometimes we enter art to hide within it. It is where we can go to save ourselves, where a third-person voice protects us." Michael Ondaatje Divisadero 2019-01-02 04:36:09.646997
+1667 "Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests" Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:36:09.916768
+1668 "As humanity perfects itself, man becomes degraded. When everything is reduced to the mere counter-balancing of economic interests, what room will there be for virtue? When Nature has been so subjugated that she has lost all her original forms, where will that leave the plastic arts? And so on. In the mean time, things are going to get very murky." Gustave Flaubert \N 2019-01-02 04:36:10.172452
+1669 "When the work takes over, then the artist is enabled to get out of the way, not to interfere. When the work takes over, then the artist listens." Madeleine L'Engle Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art 2019-01-02 04:36:10.429731
+1670 "Tattooing, when understood in its entirety, must be seen as a religious act. The human being brings forth images from the center of the self and communicates them to the world. Fantasy is embodied in reality and the person is made whole." Spider Webb \N 2019-01-02 04:36:10.694696
+1671 "The curious mind embraces science; the gifted and sensitive, the arts; the practical, business; the leftover becomes an economist" Nassim Nicholas Taleb The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms 2019-01-02 04:36:10.955112
+1672 "Art is what gets us beyond what is real. It makes reality more real. It also shortens the distance we gotta travel to see how connected we are. " Laura Pritchett Sky Bridge 2019-01-02 04:36:11.209697
+1673 "Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world." Edward Hopper \N 2019-01-02 04:36:11.464997
+1674 "Art is literacy of the heart." Elliot Eisner \N 2019-01-02 04:36:11.864068
+1702 "It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of it's process." Henry James \N 2019-01-02 04:36:20.984859
+1703 "I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music. " Joan Miro \N 2019-01-02 04:36:21.236591
+1704 "When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement. " Max Ernst \N 2019-01-02 04:36:21.492984
+1740 "Grey has no agenda. . . . Grey has the ability, that no other colour has, to make the invisible visible." Roma Tearne Mosquito 2019-01-02 04:36:32.516171
+1676 "I like living, breathing better than art is that of living. Each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual nor cerebral, it's a sort of constant euphoria." Marcel Duchamp \N 2019-01-02 04:36:12.391886
+1677 "I'm an observer. I read about life. I research life. I find a corner in a room and melt into it. I can become invisible. It's an art, and I am a wonderful practitioner." Christine Feehan The Twilight Before Christmas 2019-01-02 04:36:12.648432
+1678 "The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like." Steven Pressfield The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles 2019-01-02 04:36:12.903772
+1679 "If art made you think, then this was Art. Staring at the ball, made of layers and layers of cloth, I wondered about the glass marble at its heart. What if you wanted to reach that marble? Make sure it was still whole? You'd have to remove the layers. You'd have to risk breaking the ball for a chance at freeing it. Fear, knowledge, certainty - you'd have to be willing to let them all go." Justina Chen Headley North of Beautiful 2019-01-02 04:36:13.176902
+1680 "There is no art without contemplation." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:36:13.428825
+1681 "Color is only beautiful when it means something." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:36:13.694571
+1682 "I think it [religion] is an art, the greatest one; an extension of the communion all the other arts attempt." Dodie Smith I Capture the Castle 2019-01-02 04:36:13.948935
+1683 "Where does contagion end and art begin?" Neil Gaiman M Is for Magic 2019-01-02 04:36:14.217812
+1684 "I realized that the longing for art, like the longing for love, is a malady that blinds us, and makes us forget the things we already know, obscuring reality." Orhan Pamuk The Museum of Innocence 2019-01-02 04:36:14.473379
+1685 "The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a revolt." Rebecca Solnit Men Explain Things to Me 2019-01-02 04:36:14.736454
+1686 "I will always know the glory of the beautiful and rare, as they will know security from labour and prayer. As they will hear the laughter of the children they gave life, I will know the torments of the song born under knife." Roman Payne \N 2019-01-02 04:36:15.00739
+1688 "I hope to depart in no other way than looking back with love and wistfulness and thinking, oh paintings that I would have made.." Vincent van Gogh \N 2019-01-02 04:36:15.536749
+1689 "Art is long, and Time is fleeting." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Voices of the Night 2019-01-02 04:36:15.797604
+1691 "The universe will express itself as long as somebody will be able to say, "I read, therefore it writes." Italo Calvino If on a Winter's Night a Traveler 2019-01-02 04:36:16.337388
+1692 "I get angry about things, then go on and work." Toni Morrison \N 2019-01-02 04:36:16.591912
+1693 "Science, like art, is not a copy of nature but a re-creation of her." Jacob Bronowski Science & Human Values 2019-01-02 04:36:16.847918
+1694 "To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart" Alexander Pope \N 2019-01-02 04:36:18.882309
+1695 "Consider everything an experiment." Corita Kent \N 2019-01-02 04:36:19.136867
+1697 "This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art." Salvador Dalí \N 2019-01-02 04:36:19.674226
+1705 "Whatever the source of emotion that drives me to create, I want to give it a form which has some connection with the visible world, even if it is only to wage war on that world....I want my paintings to be able to defend themselves to resist the invader, just as though there were razor blades on all surfaces so no one could touch them without cutting his hands." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:36:21.75163
+1706 "Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible." Paul Klee \N 2019-01-02 04:36:22.004881
+1707 "Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. I don't see a different purpose for it now." Dorothea Tanning \N 2019-01-02 04:36:22.262554
+1708 "A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:36:22.535722
+1709 "How to Draw a Picture (XII) Know when you're finished, and when you are, put your pencil or your paintbrush down. All the rest is only life." Stephen King \N 2019-01-02 04:36:22.791085
+1710 "Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone. Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:36:23.046557
+1711 "A common defect of modern art study is that too many students do not know why they draw." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:36:23.301616
+1712 "One of the most valuable things one of my art teachers said to me was, ‘Don’t get upset by criticism. Value the fact that at least someone noticed what you did." Chris Ware \N 2019-01-02 04:36:23.56065
+1713 "All we have, it seems to me, is the beauty of art and nature and life, and the love which that beauty inspires." Edward Abbey The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West 2019-01-02 04:36:23.833696
+1714 "It was a miserable machine, an inefficient machine, she thought, the human apparatus for painting or for feeling; it always broke down at the critical moment; heroically, one must force it on." Virginia Woolf \N 2019-01-02 04:36:24.094326
+1715 "Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea." John Ciardi \N 2019-01-02 04:36:24.349525
+1716 "Curiosity is the main energy..." Robert Rauschenberg \N 2019-01-02 04:36:24.62183
+1717 "Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new film, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul." Jim Jarmusch \N 2019-01-02 04:36:24.883161
+1718 "I would rather fail as an artist than succeed as anything else." Robert Dowling \N 2019-01-02 04:36:25.143903
+1719 "Well, life isn't a cakewalk, is it?! Eighty-nine percent of the world's most valuable art was created by men living in rat-infested flats. You think Velásquez wore Adidas? You think he enjoyed the luxuries of central heating and twenty-four-hour pizza delivery?!" Marisha Pessl \N 2019-01-02 04:36:25.4044
+1720 "What's with the serum?" I don't know, but it sounds ominous. We better put a telepathic direction finder on Benway. The man's not to be trusted. Might do almost anything...Turn a massacre into a sex orgy..." Or a joke." Precisely. Arty type...No principles..." William S. Burroughs Naked Lunch 2019-01-02 04:36:25.663321
+1721 "You must write as if Dostoyevsky himself will be reading your novel, and Shakespeare will be acting it out." Christina Westover Precipice 2019-01-02 04:36:25.933563
+1722 "The modern artist is working with space and time and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating." Jackson Pollock \N 2019-01-02 04:36:26.191757
+1723 "Always suffer delusions of grandeur with your art. What you are unable to face will never hurt you" Ginnetta Correli \N 2019-01-02 04:36:26.449724
+1724 "Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can't name the tune." Deepak Chopra \N 2019-01-02 04:36:28.351912
+1725 "The artistic image is not intended to represent the thing itself, but, rather, the reality of the force the thing contains." James Baldwin Nobody Knows My Name 2019-01-02 04:36:28.608327
+1726 "The world before us is a postcard, and I imagine the story we are writing on it." Mary E. Pearson The Miles Between 2019-01-02 04:36:28.866415
+1728 "To draw something is to try to capture it FOREVER, if you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change" Cassandra Clare City of Ashes 2019-01-02 04:36:29.388241
+1729 "Who but the artist has the power to open man up, to set free the imagination? The others - priest, teacher, saint, statesman, warrior - hold us to the path of history. They keep us chained to the rock, that the vultures may eat out our hearts. It is the artist who has the courage to go against the crowd; he is the unrecognized "hero of our time" - and of all time." Henry Miller Stand Still Like the Hummingbird 2019-01-02 04:36:29.664975
+1730 "Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see." Paul Klee \N 2019-01-02 04:36:29.919706
+1731 "Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious." Jean Cocteau \N 2019-01-02 04:36:30.184319
+1732 "Works of art are of an infinite solitude, and no means of approach is so useless as criticism. Only love can touch and hold them and be fair to them." Rainer Maria Rilke \N 2019-01-02 04:36:30.440883
+1733 "We need our Arts to teach us how to breathe" Ray Bradbury Zen in the Art of Writing 2019-01-02 04:36:30.702374
+1734 "Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free." Ralph Waldo Emerson \N 2019-01-02 04:36:30.960129
+1735 "Spontaneity is a meticulously prepared art" Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:36:31.215049
+1737 "If it sells, it's art." Frank Lloyd \N 2019-01-02 04:36:31.729825
+1738 "Art transcends its limitations only by staying within them." Flannery O'Connor \N 2019-01-02 04:36:31.998954
+1739 "Ordinary people are products of their environment and fit in. Artists transcend their environment and stand out." Oliver Gaspirtz \N 2019-01-02 04:36:32.26057
+1742 "One thing about great art: it made you love people more, forgive them their petty transgressions. It worked in the way that religion was supposed to, if you thought about it." Nick Hornby Juliet, Naked 2019-01-02 04:36:33.02347
+1745 "I really, sincerely believe that one should trust the work, and not the author." Peter Greenaway \N 2019-01-02 04:36:33.822145
+1746 "Remember, light and shadow never stand still." Benjamin West \N 2019-01-02 04:36:34.076807
+1747 "Do you write novels?" I said. "Novels, Lord no," she said. "I can't even stay married." Pam Houston Waltzing the Cat 2019-01-02 04:36:34.332518
+1748 "Don't make it new; make it whole." Alex Ross \N 2019-01-02 04:36:34.587993
+1749 " Walter Savage Landor \N 2019-01-02 04:36:34.842556
+1750 "A picture might be worth a thousand words but a good sentence is worth a thousand windows" Mati Klarwein \N 2019-01-02 04:36:35.099226
+1752 "There are things that are not sayable. That's why we have words." Amy King I Want to Make You Safe 2019-01-02 04:36:35.631444
+1753 "The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to produce a great work of art makes it hard to produce any art at all." Julia Cameron \N 2019-01-02 04:36:35.895749
+1754 "At the age of four, you were an artist. And at seven, you were a poet." Seth Godin Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? 2019-01-02 04:36:38.362166
+1755 "What I love about the sculpture is that it makes the bones that we are always walking and playing on manifest, like in a world that so often denies the reality of death and the reality that we are surrounded by and outnumbered by the dead. Here, is a very playful way of acknowledging that and acknowledging that and that always, whenever we play, whenever we live, we are living in both literal and metaphorical ways on the memory and bones of the dead." John Green \N 2019-01-02 04:36:38.61963
+1756 "Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?" Aldous Huxley Antic Hay 2019-01-02 04:36:38.877244
+1757 "Everything you invent is true: you can be sure of that. Poetry is a subject as precise as geometry." Julian Barnes Flaubert's Parrot 2019-01-02 04:36:39.134572
+1758 "Everybody is original, if he tells the truth, if he speaks from himself. But it must be from his *true* self and not from the self he thinks he *should* be. " Brenda Ueland If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit 2019-01-02 04:36:39.39011
+1759 "Art isn't meaningless... It is in itself. It isn't in that it tries to make life less so." F. Scott Fitzgerald The Beautiful and Damned 2019-01-02 04:36:39.645669
+1760 "In a world of lies and liars, an honest work of art is always an act of social responsibility." Robert McKee Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting 2019-01-02 04:36:39.904555
+1761 "Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies." Demetri Martin \N 2019-01-02 04:36:40.160057
+1763 "The French say you get hungry when you’re eating, and I get inspired when I’m working. It’s my engine" Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:36:40.68698
+1764 "Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world." Pierre-Auguste Renoir \N 2019-01-02 04:36:40.942524
+1765 "Art is not about itself but the attention we bring to it." Marcel Duchamp \N 2019-01-02 04:36:41.21867
+1766 "Art is my life and my life is art." Yoko Ono \N 2019-01-02 04:36:41.484343
+1767 "Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it's not necessary to be radical all the time." Marc Jacobs \N 2019-01-02 04:36:41.740663
+1950 "That is why enemies can be great motivators. They serve as fuel for your fire." Simon Zingerman We All Need Heroes: Stories of the Brave and Foolish 2019-01-02 04:37:42.47918
+1771 "The key to understanding any people is in its art: its writing, painting, sculpture." Louis L'Amour Education of a Wandering Man 2019-01-02 04:36:42.788674
+1772 "Photography is essentially an act of recognition by street photographers, not an act of invention. Photographers might respond to an old man’s face, or an Arbus freak, or the way light hits a building—and then they move on. Whereas in all the other art forms, take William Blake, everything that came to that paper never existed before. It’s the idea of alchemy, of making something from nothing." Duane Michals \N 2019-01-02 04:36:43.051889
+1773 "In the turbulent art arena they all pitch in and do their dubious and mercantile part in the rocambolesque saga of the art since so many judge art with their ears and the sound of the money. (“When is art?”)" Erik Pevernagie \N 2019-01-02 04:36:43.312553
+1774 "That's how it is with art. Mere humans who root through their refrigerators at three o'clock in the morning are incapable of such writing." Haruki Murakami Hear the Wind Sing 2019-01-02 04:36:43.583117
+1776 "None of the people have any real interest in a science, who only begin to be enthusiastic about it when they themselves have made discoveries in it." Friedrich Nietzsche Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits 2019-01-02 04:36:44.109264
+1777 "Identifying Your Dream Some people can easily identify one primary dream. For others, a dream is more elusive. These people often have many dreams at once, or a general idea of a dream that never takes a specific shape." Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK) Make Your Creative Dreams Real: A Plan for Procrastinators, Perfectionists, Busy People, and People Who Would Really Rather Sleep All Day 2019-01-02 04:36:44.365968
+1778 "I don't want my work to be an exposure of my feelings." Jasper Johns \N 2019-01-02 04:36:44.626096
+1780 "The Painting is not shit,' said Lucien. 'I know,' said Henri. 'That was just part of the subterfuge. I am of royal lineage; subterfuge is one of the many talents we carry in our blood, along with guile and hemophilia." Christopher Moore Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art 2019-01-02 04:36:45.170545
+1781 "In moments of prayer, people tend to pose as a critic and point out percieved flaws in God's art." Steve Maraboli Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience 2019-01-02 04:36:45.425914
+1782 "There are no lungs like the ones that breathe poetry." D. Antoinette Foy \N 2019-01-02 04:36:45.856233
+1784 "It's not enough to be nice in life. You've got to have nerve." Georgia O'Keeffe \N 2019-01-02 04:36:47.936305
+1785 "The artist committing himself to his calling has volunteered for hell, whether he knows it or not. He will be dining for the duration on a diet of isolation, rejection, self-doubt, despair, ridicule, contempt, and humiliation." Steven Pressfield The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles 2019-01-02 04:36:48.194802
+1787 "There is something beautiful about a blank canvas, the nothingness of the beginning that is so simple and breathtakingly pure. It’s the paint that changes its meaning and the hand that creates the story. Every piece begins the same, but in the end they are all uniquely different." Piper Payne \N 2019-01-02 04:36:48.727439
+1788 "Art is something you choose to make... it's a bringing together of... of everything around you into something that makes you more human, more khepri, whatever. More of a person." China Miéville Perdido Street Station 2019-01-02 04:36:48.985865
+1789 "Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that, you can do as you like; everyone will respect you." Salvador Dalí \N 2019-01-02 04:36:49.242602
+1790 "Any great art work … revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world - the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air." Leonard Bernstein \N 2019-01-02 04:36:49.49868
+1791 "It is only in his work that an artist can find reality and satisfaction, for the actual world is less intense than the world of his invention and consequently his life, without recourse to violent disorder, does not seem very substantial. The right condition for him is that in which his work in not only convenient but unavoidable." Tenessee Williams \N 2019-01-02 04:36:49.754822
+1821 "The artist is a collector of things imaginary or real. He accumulates things with the same enthusiasm that a little boy stuffs his pockets. The scrap heap and the museum are embraced with equal curiosity. He takes snapshots, makes notes and records impressions on tablecloths or newspapers, on backs of envelopes or matchbooks. Why one thing and not another is part of the mystery, but he is omnivorous." Paul Rand Paul Rand: A Designer's Art 2019-01-02 04:36:59.54368
+1822 "An artist is like a woman who can do nothing but love, and who succumbs to every stray male jackass." Heinrich Boll The Clown 2019-01-02 04:36:59.804216
+2044 "We suffered for our art. You have to suffer for our art as well!" Terry Gilliam \N 2019-01-02 04:38:13.874018
+1793 "The urge is always with me to retouch yesterday's canvas with today's paintbrush and cover the things that fill me with regret.." Andrew Davidson \N 2019-01-02 04:36:50.28776
+1794 "When nations grow old the Arts grow cold And commerce settles on every tree" William Blake \N 2019-01-02 04:36:50.540544
+1795 "I'm pretty much looking for beauty all the time. It just seems like some days the light is better to see it." Melodie Ramone \N 2019-01-02 04:36:50.807781
+1796 "The best art always comes unbidden." Christopher Pike The Red Dice 2019-01-02 04:36:51.065623
+1797 "Beauty may no longer be what it was before. It has become suspect and many have dethroned it from its art pedestal. A lot of questions are raised: "When" is art?", "What" is art?", "Can this be art? " As some feel so powerless and speechless, they painfully resort to the uplifting and comforting counsel of their art shrink." Erik Pevernagie \N 2019-01-02 04:36:51.332824
+1798 "But an artist, he realized. Or rather so-called artist. Bohemian. That's closer to it. The artistic life without the talent." Philip K. Dick The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 2019-01-02 04:36:51.591246
+1799 "I believe in walking out of a museum before the paintings you've seen begin to run together. How else can you carry anything away with you in your mind's eye?" Elizabeth Kostova The Swan Thieves 2019-01-02 04:36:51.848322
+1800 "As an artist you organize your life so that you get a chance to paint, a window of time, but that's no guarantee you'll create anything worth all your effort. You're always haunt by the idea you're wasting your life." Chuck Palahniuk Diary 2019-01-02 04:36:52.110059
+1801 "Sometimes an artist's first invention is herself." Stephanie Vaughn \N 2019-01-02 04:36:52.363929
+1802 "A good picture is equivalent to a good deed." Vincent Van Gogh \N 2019-01-02 04:36:52.620362
+1804 "Art is partly communication, but only partly. The rest is discovery." William Golding Free Fall 2019-01-02 04:36:53.135715
+1805 "In God's world the individual counts. Therefore, Christian art should deal with the individual." Francis Schaeffer Art & the Bible 2019-01-02 04:36:53.393594
+1806 "At eight, he had once told his mother that he wanted to paint air." Vladimir Nabokov \N 2019-01-02 04:36:53.653227
+1807 "That's creativity in a nutshell. A messy tug-of-war with imagination to erase that feeling that nothing really matters anyway." Zoe Whittall Holding Still For As Long As Possible 2019-01-02 04:36:53.911683
+1808 "What you see is what you see" Frank Stella \N 2019-01-02 04:36:54.175294
+1809 "This is the theory… that anything that is art… is presumably about some certain thing, but is really always about something else, and it’s no good having one without the other, because if you just have the something it is boring and if you just have the something else it’s irritating." Edward Gorey \N 2019-01-02 04:36:54.430641
+1810 "You have to know how to be vulgar. Paint with four-letter words." Pablo Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:36:54.688409
+1811 "The right art," cried the Master, "is purposeless, aimless! The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede. What stands in your way is that you have a much too willful will. You think that what you do not do yourself does not happen." Eugen Herrigel \N 2019-01-02 04:36:54.949117
+1814 "The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth." Ezra Pound \N 2019-01-02 04:36:57.729571
+1815 "At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse." Banksy \N 2019-01-02 04:36:57.995895
+1816 "I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself — my past and the kaleidoscope of mistakes, failures and wrong turns that have stacked unbearable regret upon my shoulders." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:36:58.254612
+1817 "I think imagination is at the heart of everything we do. Scientific discoveries couldn't have happened without imagination. Art, music, and literature couldn't exist without imagination. And so anything that strengthens imagination, and reading certainly does that, can help us for the rest of our lives." Lloyd Alexander \N 2019-01-02 04:36:58.514021
+1818 "Does our purpose on Earth directly link to the people whom we end up meeting? Are our relationships and experiences actually the required dots that connect and then lead us to our ultimate destinies?" Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:36:58.771349
+1819 "To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them." Pierre-Auguste Renoir \N 2019-01-02 04:36:59.028615
+1820 "Without atmosphere a painting is nothing." Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn \N 2019-01-02 04:36:59.283513
+1823 "He possessed the logic of all good intentions and a knowledge of all the tricks of his trade, and yet he never succeeded at anything, because he believed too much in the impossible. Surprising? Why so? He was forever in the act of conceiving it!" Charles Baudelaire \N 2019-01-02 04:37:00.239354
+1824 "she was completely whole and yet never fully complete" Maquita Donyel Irvin Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles 2019-01-02 04:37:01.035838
+1827 "And I bet it's harder than people think, isn't it? Everything looks so simple from a distance. Then, the more you look, the more you see. And that's when you have to rise to the challenge." Laura Pritchett Sky Bridge 2019-01-02 04:37:01.826817
+1828 "We're artists too, but we do a good job hiding it, don't we?" Roberto Bolaño The Savage Detectives 2019-01-02 04:37:02.081894
+1829 "He realised, more vividly than ever before, that art had two constant, two unending preoccupations: it is always meditating upon death and it is always thereby creating life." Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago 2019-01-02 04:37:02.341427
+1830 "There’s something about being naïve. Really interesting things come because you don’t know what the rules are, what you can and can’t do." Steve Buscemi \N 2019-01-02 04:37:02.604309
+1831 "Venice, it's temples and palaces did seem like fabrics of enchantment piled to heaven." Percy Bysshe Shelley \N 2019-01-02 04:37:02.875367
+1834 "To speak and act truth with constancy and precision is nearly as difficult, and perhaps as meretorious, as to speak it under intimidation or penalty" John Ruskin The Seven Lamps of Architecture 2019-01-02 04:37:03.688184
+1835 "We are liable to miss the best of life if we do not know how to tingle, if we do not learn to hoist ourselves just a little higher than we generally are in order to sample the rarest and ripest fruit of art which human thought has to offer." Vladimir Nabokov Look at the Harlequins! 2019-01-02 04:37:03.951281
+1836 "She soon learned, though, that giving weight to other people's opinions was creative nihilism; it was like being banished from the Land of No Words and exiled to the Land of All Bullshit." Stephanie Kallos Broken for You 2019-01-02 04:37:04.207967
+1837 "Art is a kind of mining," he said. "The artist a variety of prospector searching for the sparkling silver of meaning in the earth." Jane Urquhart The Underpainter 2019-01-02 04:37:04.471146
+1838 "I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none." Ben Shahm \N 2019-01-02 04:37:04.739233
+1839 "All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors." Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray 2019-01-02 04:37:04.998688
+1840 "Love is wind for the soul" D. Antoinette Foy \N 2019-01-02 04:37:05.256839
+1841 "Creativity is the brain's invisible muscle -- that when used and excercised routinely -- becomes better and stronger." Ashley Ormon \N 2019-01-02 04:37:05.521181
+1842 "There are no vital and significant forms of art; there is only art, and precious little of that." Raymond Chandler The Simple Art of Murder 2019-01-02 04:37:05.780724
+1843 "I still see flaws in my work, everywhere I look. It's exhausting and mortifying and almost unbearable." Becky Albertalli Leah on the Offbeat 2019-01-02 04:37:06.041624
+1844 "Without poets, without artists... everything would fall apart into chaos. There would be no more seasons, no more civilizations, no more thought, no more humanity, no more life even; and impotent darkness would reign forever. Poets and artists together determine the features of their age, and the future meekly conforms to their edit." Guillaume Apollinaire Selected Writings 2019-01-02 04:37:08.593096
+1845 "I spoke fire, laughed smoke, and madness spilled forth from my inspiration." Arthur Holitscher \N 2019-01-02 04:37:08.851333
+1895 "Oh! to shoot for the stars if feels right. Aim for my heart if it feels right." Maroon 5 \N 2019-01-02 04:37:23.916462
+1846 "A study in scarlet, eh? Why shouldn't we use a little art jargon? There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it." Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I 2019-01-02 04:37:09.120174
+1847 "I am the foremost collector of velvet Elvii in the city of Chicago," I said at once. "Elvii?" Marcone inquired. "The plural would be Elvises, I guess," I said. "But if I say that too often, I start muttering to myself and calling things 'my precious,' so I usually go with the Latin plural." Jim Butcher Death Masks 2019-01-02 04:37:09.379656
+1848 "If poets often commit suicide, it is not because their poems are bad but because they are good. Whoever heard of a bad poet committing suicide? The reader is only a little better off. The exhilaration of a good poem lasts twenty minutes, an hour at most. Unlike the scientist, the artist has reentry problems that are frequent and catastrophic." Walker Percy Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book 2019-01-02 04:37:09.638341
+1849 "Do you know that every great thing in the history of art and every beautiful thing in life is actually what you call nasty or has been caused by feelings that you would call nasty? By passion, by love, by hatred, by truth. Do you know that?" John Fowles The Collector 2019-01-02 04:37:09.892342
+1850 "Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century." Marshall McLuhan \N 2019-01-02 04:37:10.160671
+1851 "The architect had not stopped to bother about columns and porticos, proportions or interiors, or any limitation upon the epic he sought to materialize; he had simply made a servant of Nature - art can go no further." Lew Wallace Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ 2019-01-02 04:37:10.432701
+1852 "More of me comes out when I improvise." Edward Hopper \N 2019-01-02 04:37:10.689057
+1853 "... an artist is a person first. He is an individual. If there is no person, there is no artist." Chaim Potok My Name Is Asher Lev 2019-01-02 04:37:10.945489
+1854 "Using your talent, hobby or profession in a way that makes you contribute with something good to this world is truly the way to go." Simon Zingerman We All Need Heroes: Stories of the Brave and Foolish 2019-01-02 04:37:11.210199
+1855 "Find your authentic voice, become vulnerable, and then put yourself out there." Meredith Brooks \N 2019-01-02 04:37:11.464903
+1857 "Art is the giving by each man of his evidence to the world. Those who wish to give, love to give, discover the pleasure of giving. Those who give are tremendously strong." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:37:11.993578
+1858 "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." Ralph Waldo Emerson \N 2019-01-02 04:37:12.248912
+1859 "Pretend you are dancing or singing a picture. A worker or painter should enjoy his work, else the observer will not enjoy it." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:37:12.503294
+1861 " Christopher Moore Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art 2019-01-02 04:37:13.021349
+1862 "To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art. " E.M. Forster \N 2019-01-02 04:37:13.280648
+1863 "If the painter wishes to see beauties that charm him, it lies in his power to create them, and if he wishes to see monstrosities that are frightful, ridiculous, or truly pitiable, he is lord and God thereof." Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo's Notebooks 2019-01-02 04:37:13.547942
+1864 "The task of a philosophy of photography is to reflect upon this possibility of freedom - and thus its significance - in a world dominated by apparatuses; to reflect upon the way in which, despite everything, it is possible for human beings to give significance to their lives in the face of the chance necessity of death. Such a philosophy is necessary because it is the only form of revolution left open to us." Vilém Flusser Towards a Philosophy of Photography 2019-01-02 04:37:13.810397
+1865 "We don't need more museums that try to construct the historical narratives of a society, community, team, nation, state, tribe, company, or species. We all know that the ordinary, everyday stories of individuals are riches, more humane, and much more joyful." Orhan Pamuk The Innocence of Objects 2019-01-02 04:37:14.072354
+1866 "I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it." Miguel De Cervantes (Author) \N 2019-01-02 04:37:14.327997
+1867 "A cultured society that has fallen away from its religious traditions expects more from art than the aesthetic consciousness and the 'standpoint of art' can deliver. The Romantic desire for a new mythology... gives the artist and his task in the world the consciousness of a new consecration. He is something like a 'secular saviour' for his creations are expected to achieve on a small scale the propitiation of disaster for which an unsaved world hopes." Hans-Georg Gadamer Truth and Method 2019-01-02 04:37:14.588551
+1868 "If there is on earth, and among all these things of nothing, a belief worthy of adoration, if there is anything holy, pure and sublime, anything answering that immoderate desire for the infinite and the vague that we call the soul, it is art." Gustave Flaubert Memoirs of a Madman 2019-01-02 04:37:14.861198
+1870 "I feel like I'm in a film about a struggling artist who keeps getting up at all hours of the night to look at his big, blank empty canvas. And in a way I am. Except that i'm not struggling. I'm Hector Kipling. I might be getting up at all hours of the night to look at my big, blank, empty canvas, but I am not fucking struggling." David Thewlis The Late Hector Kipling 2019-01-02 04:37:15.38105
+1871 "In the fullness of artistic life there is, and remains, and will always come back at times, that homesick longing for the truly ideal life that can never come true." Vincent van Gogh \N 2019-01-02 04:37:15.645293
+1872 "Why does man need bread? To survive. But why survive if it is only to eat more bread? To live is more than just to sustain life - it is to enrich, and be enriched by, life." Shashi Tharoor Bookless in Baghdad: Reflections on Writing and Writers 2019-01-02 04:37:15.901147
+1873 "Life is so beautiful and so short that anything that makes me feel less than too much is nothing at all." D. Antoinette Foy \N 2019-01-02 04:37:16.156073
+1874 "I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:37:18.402148
+1875 "every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself." Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray 2019-01-02 04:37:18.682593
+1876 "I know the empathy borne of despair; I know the fluidity of thought, the expansive, even beautiful, mind that hypomania brings, and I know this is quicksilver and precious and often it's poison. There has always existed a sort of psychic butcher who works the scales of transcendence, who weighs out the bloody cost of true art." David Lovelace Scattershot: My Bipolar Family 2019-01-02 04:37:18.939959
+1878 "Art always serves beauty, and beauty is the joy of possessing form, and form is the key to organic life since no living thing can exist without it." Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago 2019-01-02 04:37:19.465366
+1879 "We have artists with no scientific knowledge and scientists with no artistic knowledge and both with no spiritual sense of gravity at all, and the result is not just bad, it is ghastly." Robert M. Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values 2019-01-02 04:37:19.736011
+1880 "The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic." Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:37:19.992322
+1882 "I do my job like I breathe — so if I can’t breathe I’m in trouble." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:37:20.507355
+1883 "You have to be willing to spend time making things for no known reason." Lynda Barry Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book 2019-01-02 04:37:20.773201
+1884 "Drawing is what you see of the world, truly see...And sometimes what you see is so deep in your head you're not even sure of what you're seeing. But when it's down there on paper, and you look at it, really look, you'll see the way things are...that's the world, isn't it? You have to keep looking to find the truth." Patricia Reilly Giff Pictures of Hollis Woods 2019-01-02 04:37:21.049127
+1885 "What a comfort to know that God is a poet." Rachel Held Evans Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions 2019-01-02 04:37:21.303654
+1886 "How can cosmic religious feeling be communicated from one person to another, if it can give rise to no definite notion of a God and no theology? In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it." Albert Einstein The World as I See It 2019-01-02 04:37:21.559338
+1887 "When we did art with the kids, the demons would lie down." Anne Lamott Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith 2019-01-02 04:37:21.817969
+1888 "The lonesome and desperate kids out there, that pain will translate to magic perhaps." Tenacious D \N 2019-01-02 04:37:22.072966
+1889 "God and other artists are always a little obscure....." Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:37:22.341894
+1891 "The only interesting ideas are heresies" Susan Sontag Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 2019-01-02 04:37:22.876194
+1892 "I think the mystery of art lies in this, that artists’ relationship is essentially with their work — not with power, not with profit, not with themselves, not even with their audience." Ursula K. Le Guin \N 2019-01-02 04:37:23.136369
+1894 "I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art: I altered the minds of men, and the colour of things: I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all things in a phrase, all existence in an epigram: whatever I touched I made beautiful" Oscar Wilde De Profundis and Other Writings 2019-01-02 04:37:23.654095
+1897 "I abhor the supreme folly of those who blame the disciples of nature in defiance of those masters who were themselves her pupils" Leonardo da Vinci Thoughts on Art and Life 2019-01-02 04:37:24.431682
+1898 "How do you even know I'm someone you'll want to remember? We've only seen each other once before.' (Amber) 'Have you ever looked at a painting and known you had something in common with it? Have you ever seen something so beautiful you feel like crying? When I see you, I feel that way. I feel like the deepest part of me understands something vital about you.' (Virgil Daly)" Christina Westover Precipice 2019-01-02 04:37:24.689779
+1899 "Art goes into the world unarmed, vulnerable to every quirk of fate, and it must survive only by its power to move men not to destroy it." Chelsea Quinn Yarbro The Palace 2019-01-02 04:37:24.953676
+1900 "Of course they won't bloody remember, they'll be dead.' Then she called him a name in a dead language that translated, roughly, to 'poop on a stick,' but sounded more succinct, like this: 'Of course they won't bloody remember, they'll be dead, Poopstick." Christopher Moore Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art 2019-01-02 04:37:25.223496
+1902 "...[F]ireworks had for her a direct and magical appeal. Their attraction was more complex than that of any other form of art. They had pattern and sequence, colour and sound, brilliance and mobility; they had suspense, surprise, and a faint hint of danger; above all, they had the supreme quality of transience, which puts the keenest edge on beauty and makes it touch some spring in the heart which more enduring excellences cannot reach." Jan Struther Mrs. Miniver 2019-01-02 04:37:25.740102
+1903 "That is an artist as I love artists, modest in his needs: he really wants only two things, his bread and his art - panem et Circen." Friedrich Nietzsche Twilight of the Idols 2019-01-02 04:37:26.000904
+1904 "I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future - the timelessness of the rocks and the hills - all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." Andrew Wyeth \N 2019-01-02 04:37:28.109787
+1906 "Good art wounds as well as delights. It must, because our defenses against the truth are wound so tightly around us. But as art chips away at our defenses, it also opens us to healing potentialities that transcend intellectual games and ego-preserving strategies." Rollo May My Quest for Beauty 2019-01-02 04:37:28.636963
+1907 "Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art." Claude Debussy \N 2019-01-02 04:37:28.891702
+1908 "All great art is a form of complaint" John Cage \N 2019-01-02 04:37:29.156413
+1909 "What has our culture lost in 1980 that the avant-garde had in 1890? Ebullience, idealism, confidence, the belief that there was plenty of territory to explore, and above all the sense that art, in the most disinterested and noble way, could find the necessary metaphors by which a radically changing culture could be explained to its inhabitants." Robert Hughes The Shock of the New 2019-01-02 04:37:29.420507
+1910 "A piece of art comes to life, when we can feel, it is breathing, when it talks to us and starts raising questions. It may dispel biased perceptions; make us recognize ignored fragments and remember forsaken episodes of our life story. Art may sometimes even be nasty and disturbing, if we don’t want to consent to its philosophy or concept, but it might, in the end, perhaps reconcile us with ourselves. ("When is Art?")" Erik Pevernagie \N 2019-01-02 04:37:29.685436
+1911 "It is an example of what films can do, how they can slip past your defenses and really break your heart." David Gilmour \N 2019-01-02 04:37:29.938206
+1912 "Calligraphy is a geometry of the soul which manifests itself physically." Plato \N 2019-01-02 04:37:30.195268
+1913 "Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make." Corita Kent \N 2019-01-02 04:37:30.465728
+1914 "No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination." Edward Hopper \N 2019-01-02 04:37:30.721444
+1915 "If you participate in life, you don’t see it clearly: you suffer from it too much or enjoy it too much. The artist, to my way of thinking, is a monstrosity, something outside nature. All the misfortunes Providence inflicts on him come from his stubborness in denying that maxim." Gustave Flaubert \N 2019-01-02 04:37:30.985897
+1916 "On the whole, lying is a cheerful affair. Embellishments are intended to give pleasure. People long to tell you what they imagine you want to hear. They want to amuse you; they want to amuse themselves; they want to show you a good time. This is beyond hospitality. This is art." Isabel Fonseca Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey 2019-01-02 04:37:31.259005
+1917 " absurd human beings are and how magnificent." Benjamin Zander \N 2019-01-02 04:37:31.520662
+1918 "Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return." Kamand Kojouri \N 2019-01-02 04:37:31.791739
+1919 "Anyone can put paint on a canvas, but only a true master can bring the painting to life. Anyone can kill, but only a genius can make murder an art." Shaun Jeffrey The Kult 2019-01-02 04:37:32.051467
+1920 "In the world there exists no aesthetic plane, not even the aesthetic plane of goodness." Clarice Lispector The Passion According to G.H. 2019-01-02 04:37:32.332089
+1921 "Art breaks open a dimension inaccessible to other experience, a dimension in which human beings, nature, and things no longer stand under the law of the established reality principle...The encounter with the truth of art happens in the estranging language and images which make perceptible, visible, and audible that which is no longer, or not yet, perceived, said, and heard in everyday life." Herbert Marcuse \N 2019-01-02 04:37:32.593438
+1922 "A really well-made buttonhole is the only link between Art and Nature." Oscar Wilde Complete Works of Oscar Wilde 2019-01-02 04:37:32.858358
+1923 "To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived." Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventure of the Copper Beeches 2019-01-02 04:37:33.126066
+1924 "My great longing is to learn to make those very incorrectnesses, those deviations, remodellings, changes of reality, so that they may become, yes, untruth if you like - but more true than the literal truth." Vincent van Gogh The Letters of Vincent van Gogh 2019-01-02 04:37:33.38977
+1925 "There's a very fine line between being artistic and being a dickhead - it's like love and hate." Peter Hook \N 2019-01-02 04:37:33.645039
+1926 "Our creative dreams are subject to grudge-holding when we decide that other people somehow have made their dreams real and we have not." Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK) Make Your Creative Dreams Real: A Plan for Procrastinators, Perfectionists, Busy People, and People Who Would Really Rather Sleep All Day 2019-01-02 04:37:33.907557
+1927 "Old art offers just as good a criticism of new art as new art offers of old." Jasper Johns \N 2019-01-02 04:37:34.179143
+1928 "Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically." Vasily Kandinsky \N 2019-01-02 04:37:34.438382
+1929 "Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it." Toni Morrison \N 2019-01-02 04:37:34.697089
+1931 "Poetry isn’t an island, it is the bridge. Poetry isn’t a ship, it is the lifeboat. Poetry isn’t swimming. Poetry is water." Kamand Kojouri \N 2019-01-02 04:37:35.233177
+1933 "There is truth in stories. There is truth in one of your paintings, boy, or in a sunset or a couplet from Homer. Fiction is truth, even if it is not fact. If you believe only facts and forget stories, your brain will live, but your heart will die." Cassandra Clare Lord of Shadows 2019-01-02 04:37:35.763637
+1934 "Mastering the art of seduction gives one a great power, and like any power, it's to be wielded with responsibility; a man who wields the art of seduction without a sense of responsibility and restraint is a walking proximity bomb of viral epidemics, needless procreation, heartbroken families, and shattered dreams." Mike Norton \N 2019-01-02 04:37:38.251322
+1935 "But I realized something. About art. And psychiatry. They're both self-perpetuating systems. Like religion. All Samuel R. Delany Dhalgren 2019-01-02 04:37:38.50746
+1936 "I fantasize the night sky to be like a cosmic blue print of my life as I close my eyes and unbutton my heart…. just in case anyone up there is listening." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:37:38.765494
+1937 "Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others' choices make us." Richie Norton \N 2019-01-02 04:37:39.028521
+1938 "I’ve grown up defined by this desperate, undeniable, ‘can’t breathe’ kind of space inside of myself and I’m afraid that the diagnosis is fatal." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:37:39.287593
+1939 "Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word "art". If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don't have to talk about it at all." Thich Nhat Hanh Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life 2019-01-02 04:37:39.555777
+1940 "Something, somewhere, knows what’s best for me and promises to keep sending me people and experiences to light my way as long as I live in gratitude and keep paying attention to the signs." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:37:39.812385
+1941 "Our vanity, our passions, our spirit of imitation, our abstract intelligence, our habits have long been at work, and it is the task of art to undo this work of theirs, making us travel back in the direction from which we have come to the depths where what has really existed lies unknown within us." Marcel Proust Time Regained 2019-01-02 04:37:40.076427
+1942 "Fashion is about two things: the evolution and the opposite." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:37:40.331509
+1943 "Nobody has ever taken a photograph of something they want to forget. We can build a wall of happy Kodak moments around ourselves, a wall of our Christmases, birthdays, baby showers and weddings, but we can never forget that celluloid film is see-through, that behind it, all the misery of real life waits for our wall to collapse someday." Rebecca McNutt \N 2019-01-02 04:37:40.590937
+1945 "I love you, Lucien, but I am a muse, you are an artist, I am Christopher Moore Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art 2019-01-02 04:37:41.123795
+1946 "I was reading about animals a while back and there was this motherfucking scientist in France back in the thirties or forties or whenever the motherfuck it was and he was trying to get apes to draw these pictures, to make Cheryl Strayed Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail 2019-01-02 04:37:41.392924
+1947 "Don't be cool. Like everything." Shaky Kane \N 2019-01-02 04:37:41.650806
+1948 "Just take my hand, lead, dance with me...and I will simply follow the blueness of the water, the white waves rolling free...where the earth beneath my feet and stars make my heart whole long and priceless moments of shared solitude..." Oksana Rus \N 2019-01-02 04:37:41.912746
+1949 "To evoke in oneself a feeling one has once experienced, and having evoked it in oneself, then by means of movements, lines, colors, sounds, or forms expressed in words, so to transmit that feeling that others may experience the same feeling - this is the activity of art." Leo Tolstoy What Is Art? 2019-01-02 04:37:42.169561
+1952 "Dreams. They start in your beautiful mind. Think of beautiful things and it will manifest into actions because your body will listen to you. Like it always does." Happy Positivity \N 2019-01-02 04:37:43.02498
+1953 "The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel. Piet Mondrian The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Greater Creativity by Julia Cameron" Piet Mondrian \N 2019-01-02 04:37:43.283503
+1954 "I've been told my old city possesses a 'thriving arts scene,' whatever that is; personally, I think artists should lie low and stick to their work, not line-dance through the parks." Walter Kirn Up in the Air 2019-01-02 04:37:43.570247
+1955 "Art is a space in which freedom tests its wings." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 04:37:43.839767
+1956 "When I was your age, art was a lonely thing: no galleries, no collecting, no critics, no money. We didn't have mentors. We didn't have parents. We were alone. But it was a great time, because we had nothing to lose and a vision to gain." John Logan Red 2019-01-02 04:37:44.096063
+1957 "I like a girl with a substantial bottom,' said Renoir, drawing in the air the size bottom he preferred." Christopher Moore Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art 2019-01-02 04:37:44.36019
+1958 "I have treated many artists. There are among them many neurotics, so many that one finally comes to believe that one cannot be an artist without being neurotic. Again I found in them that inner conflict which is characteristic of modern man: the conflict between a right intuition (namely, that their vocation has fundamental importance for the destiny of humanity) and a false idea (namely, that art is superfluous luxury)." Paul Tournier The Whole Person in a Broken World 2019-01-02 04:37:44.631576
+1962 "For the canons of good society are, or should be, the same as the canons of art. Form is absolutely essential to it. It should have the dignity of a ceremony, as well as its unreality, and should combine the insincere character of a romantic play with the wit and beauty that make such plays delightful to us." Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray 2019-01-02 04:37:45.681905
+1963 "Take each day in your open palms and close your fists around it. This life is not done with you yet." D. Antoinette Foy \N 2019-01-02 04:37:45.944057
+1964 "In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it." Ernst Fischer \N 2019-01-02 04:37:48.096942
+1965 "Your goodness must have some edge to it -- else it is none." Ralph Waldo Emerson Culture, Behavior, Beauty, Books, Art, Eloquence, Power, Wealth, Illusions 2019-01-02 04:37:48.3593
+1966 "His judgement demonstrates that one can be a genius and understand nothing of an art that is not one's own." Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre-Dame 2019-01-02 04:37:48.628902
+1967 "Artistic symbols and myths speak out of the primordial, preconscious realm of the mind which is powerful and chaotic. Both symbol and myth are ways of bringing order and form into this chaos." Rollo May My Quest for Beauty 2019-01-02 04:37:48.887666
+1968 "Find a place you trust and then try trusting it for a while." Corita Kent \N 2019-01-02 04:37:49.165877
+1969 "For a true artist, difficulties become opportunities and clouds become solid present." Alejandro Jodorowsky \N 2019-01-02 04:37:49.732631
+1970 "The compelling thing about making art—or making anything, I suppose—is the moment when the vaporous, insubstantial idea becomes a solid Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife 2019-01-02 04:37:50.450829
+1971 "To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self disciplined is to follow in a better way." Corita Kent \N 2019-01-02 04:37:50.705519
+1972 "He had been standing still; for an artist, one of the more painful forms of death." Irving Stone \N 2019-01-02 04:37:50.974917
+1973 "How should an artist begin to do his work as an artist? I would insist that he begin his work as an artist by setting out to make a work of art." Francis Schaeffer Art & the Bible 2019-01-02 04:37:51.230249
+1974 "But will you not have a house to care for? Meals to cook? Children whining for this or that? Will you have time for the work?" "I'll make time," I promised. "The house will not always be so clean, the cooking may be a little hasty, and the whining children will sit on my lap and I'll sing to them while I work." Gloria Whelan \N 2019-01-02 04:37:51.506613
+1975 "If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him." John F. Kennedy \N 2019-01-02 04:37:51.772624
+1976 "Art like life is an open secret." Lawrence Durrell The Alexandria Quartet 2019-01-02 04:37:52.033613
+1977 "Art—the meaning of the pattern of our common actions in reality. The cloth-of-gold that hides behind the sackcloth of reality, forced out by the pain of human memory." Lawrence Durrell Justine 2019-01-02 04:37:52.289954
+1978 "We...believe that art is religious, because it is one of man's highest aspirations. There is no such thing as pagan art, only good and bad art." Irving Stone The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo 2019-01-02 04:37:52.54719
+2045 "Good composition is like a suspension bridge; each line adds strength and takes none away... Making lines run into each other is not composition. There must be motive for the connection. Get the art of controlling the observer – that is composition." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:38:14.134317
+1980 "Two clichés make us laugh. A hundred cliches move us. For we sense dimly that the clichés are talking Umberto Eco Signs of Life in the U.S.A.: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers 2019-01-02 04:37:53.08145
+1981 "Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a Way of being. " Frederick Franck A Passion for Seeing: On Being an Image Maker 2019-01-02 04:37:53.353235
+1982 "For me, Chanel is like music. There are certain notes and you have to make another tune with them" Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:37:53.613007
+1985 "(speaking of Ann Radcliffe) A work of art worthy of the name is one which gives us back the freshness of the emotions of childhood." André Breton \N 2019-01-02 04:37:54.393237
+1986 "He had found the thing which the modern people call Impressionism, which is another name for that final scepticism which can find no floor to the universe." G. K. Chesterton The Man Who Was Thursday 2019-01-02 04:37:54.655558
+1989 "I think comedy as an art involves the audience as a participant as much as is involves the artist." craig ferguson \N 2019-01-02 04:37:55.45678
+1990 "There's no retirement for an artist,its your way of living so theres no end to it." Bono \N 2019-01-02 04:37:55.725909
+1992 "A novel is no different than graffiti in a bathroom stall, it's just more pretentious." Christy Leigh Stewart \N 2019-01-02 04:37:56.25236
+1993 "...but you are too much for them: the weak in courage are strong in cunning; and one by one, you have absorbed and have captured and dishonored, and have distilled of your deliverers the most ruinous of all poisons; people hear Beethoven in concert halls, or over a bridge game, or to relax; Cézannes are hung on walls, reproduced, in natural wood frames; van Gogh is the man who cut off his ear and whose yellows became recently popular in window decoration." James Agee \N 2019-01-02 04:37:56.518214
+2046 "Art is a harmony parallel with nature" Paul Cezanne Cizanne: Mont Sainte Victoire 2019-01-02 04:38:14.394399
+2095 "I was starting to see that what looks like garbage from one angle might be art from another. Maybe it did take a crisis to get to know yourself; maybe you needed to get whacked hard by life before you understood what you wanted out of it." Jodi Picoult Handle with Care 2019-01-02 04:38:31.252599
+2096 "In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul" Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 04:38:31.509823
+1995 "Absurdity is the ecstasy of intellectualism." Criss Jami Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile 2019-01-02 04:37:58.923436
+1996 "The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard." Leonardo da Vinci \N 2019-01-02 04:37:59.177877
+1998 "Art is anything you can get away with." Marshall McLuhan Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man 2019-01-02 04:37:59.703353
+1999 "The Beautiful is always strange." Charles Baudelaire \N 2019-01-02 04:37:59.975023
+2000 "Don’t overact the story of your name. Overact the story of your work." Karl Lagerfield \N 2019-01-02 04:38:00.233597
+2001 "That's because only a real artist knows the actual anatomy of the terrible or the physiology of fear - the exact sort of lines and proportions that connect up with latent instincts or hereditary memories of fright, and the proper colour contrasts and lighting effects to stir the dormant sense of strangeness." H.P. Lovecraft Pickman's Model 2019-01-02 04:38:00.505815
+2003 "I do not know anything about Art with a capital A. What I do know about is my art. Because it concerns me. I do not speak for others. So I do not speak for things which profess to speak for others. My art, however, speaks for me. It lights my way." Mark Z. Danielewski House of Leaves 2019-01-02 04:38:01.027651
+2004 "Well, Daddy, I used to believe that artists went crazy in the process of creating the beautiful works of art that kept society sane. Nowadays, though, artists make intentionally ugly art that’s only supposed to reflect society rather than inspire it. So I guess we’re all loony together now, loony rats in the shithouse of commercialism." Tom Robbins Skinny Legs and All 2019-01-02 04:38:01.297376
+2005 "I don't see how you can write anything of value if you don't offend someone." Marvin Harris \N 2019-01-02 04:38:01.553098
+2006 "An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original." Jean Cocteau \N 2019-01-02 04:38:01.820248
+2007 "There has to be a cut-off somewhere between the freedom of expression and a graphically explicit free-for-all." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:38:02.073689
+2008 "Art is the whisper of history, heard above the noise of time." Julian Barnes The Noise of Time 2019-01-02 04:38:02.329936
+2009 "It's funny how the beauty of art has so much more to do with the frame than the artwork itself." Chuck Palahniuk Choke 2019-01-02 04:38:02.592436
+2010 "I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light." Miles Davis \N 2019-01-02 04:38:02.86088
+2011 "It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man's oration, it is a very easy matter; but to produce a better in it's place is a work extremely troublesome." Plutarch Parallel Lives 2019-01-02 04:38:03.12152
+2012 "As an artist, if your work doesn't inflame at least part of the audience, then you might as well call it quits and sell insurance... The world needs more boundary pushers, not more boundary creators." Alys Arden The Casquette Girls 2019-01-02 04:38:03.385896
+2013 "But however good you get at translating personality into line or paint it's no go if your personality isn't worth translating." John Fowles The Collector 2019-01-02 04:38:03.642078
+2015 "...the law of empathy, by which he could, by his will, transfer himself into an object or a work of art, and thus inflence the outer world. He did not feel redeemed by the work he did. He did not seek redemption. He sought to see what others did not, the projection of his imagination." Patti Smith Just Kids 2019-01-02 04:38:04.164674
+2016 "Art for art's sake, with no purpose, for any purpose perverts art. But art achieves a purpose which is not its own. (1804)" Benjamin Constant \N 2019-01-02 04:38:04.42494
+2017 "Great art is always a way of concentrating, reinventing what is called fact, what we know of our existence- a reconcentration… tearing away the veils, the attitudes people acquire of their time and earlier time. Really good artists tear down those veils" Francis Bacon \N 2019-01-02 04:38:04.684022
+2018 "Because we are saturated with life, because we are human, our strongest motive is life, humanity; and the stronger the motive back of the line the stronger, and therefore more beautiful, the line will be." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:38:04.939065
+2019 "I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic, if necessary, or violent, or whatever is necessary. I am for an art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself." Claes Oldenburg \N 2019-01-02 04:38:05.198574
+2020 "We can never be entirely original, as artists or as people. The genius and vision of those who came before us is too great for us to digress from entirely. Though, as creatures that are compelled to test and surpass our own creative abilities, we must always strive for that originality in everything we do in order to move the world forward." Jessica Lave \N 2019-01-02 04:38:05.46747
+2021 "Goodness is nothing in the furnace of art." Peter Shaffer Amadeus 2019-01-02 04:38:05.724235
+2023 "Art is either a complaint or appeasement." Jasper Johns \N 2019-01-02 04:38:06.245184
+2148 "I’m going to follow this invisible red thread until I find myself again… until I finally figure out… who I’m meant to be." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:38:49.159288
+2025 "I wanted to paint a picture some day that people would stand before and forget that it was made of paint. I wanted it to creep into them like a bar of music and mushroom there like a soft bullet." O. Henry The Complete Works of O. Henry 2019-01-02 04:38:08.912458
+2027 "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides." Artur Schnabel \N 2019-01-02 04:38:09.455427
+2028 "To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing." Marcel Duchamp \N 2019-01-02 04:38:09.713949
+2029 "Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of, herself. She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance." Oscar Wilde \N 2019-01-02 04:38:09.969631
+2030 "Fueled by my inspiration, I ran across the room to steal the cup of coffee the bookshelf had taken prisoner. Lapping the black watery brew like a hyena, I tossed the empty cup aside. I then returned to the chair to continue my divine act of creation. Hot blood swished in my head as my mighty pen stole across the page." Roman Payne Rooftop Soliloquy 2019-01-02 04:38:10.233105
+2032 "every good artist paints what he is" Jackson Pollock \N 2019-01-02 04:38:10.770729
+2033 "Possible reality [is obtained] by slightly bending physical and chemical laws." Marcel Duchamp \N 2019-01-02 04:38:11.030862
+2034 "Because you live to love and love to live/ And because of what your heardrum will give/ Now we might love to live and live to love." Janet Goodfriend For the Love of Art 2019-01-02 04:38:11.290818
+2035 "Forests were the first temples of God and in forests men grasped their first idea of architecture." James C. Snyder Introduction to Architecture 2019-01-02 04:38:11.552069
+2036 "All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone.. the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act." Marcel Duchamp \N 2019-01-02 04:38:11.806485
+2037 "Much Madness is Divinest Sense, to a Discerning Eye...." Emily Dickinson \N 2019-01-02 04:38:12.069257
+2038 "Poetry is a sort of truancy, a dream within the dream of life, a wild flower planted among our wheat." Michael Oakeshott \N 2019-01-02 04:38:12.326146
+2039 "When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration." Robert Bresson \N 2019-01-02 04:38:12.58019
+2040 "My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskilful artist to the trivial intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker." Thomas Hardy \N 2019-01-02 04:38:12.836941
+2041 "What is art if not a concentrated and impassioned effort to make something with the little we have, the little we see?" Andre Dubus Meditations from a Movable Chair 2019-01-02 04:38:13.099171
+2042 "Minority art, vernacular art, is marginal art. Only on the margins does growth occur." Joanna Russ \N 2019-01-02 04:38:13.358187
+2043 "I wonder how it is we have come to this place in our society where art and nature are spoke in terms of what is optional, the pastime and concern of the elite?" Terry Tempest Williams Leap 2019-01-02 04:38:13.620122
+2048 "My experience with life is that it's very fragmented. In one place certain kinds of thing occur, and in another place a different kind of thing occurs. I would like my work to have some vivid indication of those differences. I guess, in painting, it would amount to different kinds of space being represented in it." Jasper Johns \N 2019-01-02 04:38:14.909923
+2050 "You love your work. God help you, you love it! And thats the curse. That's the brand on your forehead for all of them to see. You love it and they know it, and they know they have you. Do you ever look at the people in the street? Aren't you afraid of them? I am. They move past you and they wear hats and they carry bundles. But that's not the substance of them. The substance of them is hatred for any man who loves his work. That's the only kind they fear. I don't know why" Ayn Rand \N 2019-01-02 04:38:15.458405
+2053 "All art is abstract, because art is an abstraction of the truth." Milford Zornes \N 2019-01-02 04:38:16.229908
+2054 "It's up to the artist to use language that can be understood, not hide it in some private code. Most of these jokers don't even want to use language you and I know or can learn . . . they would rather sneer at us and be smug, because we 'fail' to see what they are driving at. If indeed they are driving at anything--obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence." Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land 2019-01-02 04:38:18.489043
+2055 "Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way." Mike Norton \N 2019-01-02 04:38:18.746757
+2056 "Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:38:19.006641
+2057 "I’ve always seen this in you, ever since you were a little girl — this hunger to love other people into their highest selves and it’s what has made me irreversibly and just so forever in love with you." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:38:19.266057
+2060 "The best ideas will eat at you for days, maybe even weeks, until something, some incident, some impulse, triggers you to finally express them." Criss Jami Killosophy 2019-01-02 04:38:20.051595
+2061 "I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality." Frida Kahlo \N 2019-01-02 04:38:20.316238
+2062 "Art enables us to find ourselves and loose ourselves at the same time." Thomas Merton No Man Is an Island 2019-01-02 04:38:20.5691
+2063 "Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." Camille Pissarro \N 2019-01-02 04:38:20.823513
+2064 "Don't try to follow trends. Create them." Simon Zingerman We All Need Heroes: Stories of the Brave and Foolish 2019-01-02 04:38:21.080633
+2065 "When you want to make the main color pure and bright, don't just keep adding bright colors on it. Just make the colors around the spot darker and dull. It will give the scene dramatical effects. I think the life is the same." Hiroko Sakai \N 2019-01-02 04:38:21.343661
+2197 "The hare of history once more overtakes the tortoise of art." Kurt Vonnegut Mother Night 2019-01-02 04:39:03.886325
+2067 "A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between her work and her play; her labor and her leisure; her mind and her body; her education and her recreation. She hardly knows which is which. She simply pursues her vision of excellence through whatever she is doing, and leaves others to determine if she is working or playing. To herself, she always appears to be doing both." Francois Rene De Chateaubriand \N 2019-01-02 04:38:21.859755
+2068 "People so often loose sight of the magic in life once they understand how it works." Thomas Rogal II \N 2019-01-02 04:38:22.116525
+2069 "There have been times I've felt so much art in my soul I grew sick of artists." Criss Jami Healology 2019-01-02 04:38:22.374942
+2070 "The journey of the sun and moon is predictable, but yours is your ultimate art." Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:38:22.628359
+2071 "The truth, the all moving magic, the single handed spark of it all was I found art. And this saved my life." Mia Hollow \N 2019-01-02 04:38:22.89507
+2072 "Art is bad when ‘you see the intent and get put off.’ (Goethe) In Tolstoy one is unaware of the intent, and sees only the thing itself. from the book, On Retranslating A Russian Classic Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy" Joel Carmichael \N 2019-01-02 04:38:23.155095
+2073 "Do you know where your breakthrough begins? Your breakthrough begins where your excuses ends." Patience Johnson Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder 2019-01-02 04:38:23.412558
+2074 "I love to draw—pencil, ink pen—I love art. When I go on tour and visit museums in Holland, Germany or England—you know those huge paintings?—I’m just amazed. You don’t think a painter could do something like that. I can look at a piece of sculpture or a painting and totally lose myself in it." Michael Jackson \N 2019-01-02 04:38:23.668556
+2075 "A face that has the marks of having lived intensely, that expresses some phase of life, some dominant quality or intellectual power, constitutes for me an interesting face. For this reason the face of an older person, perhaps not beautiful in the strictest sense, is usually more appealing than the face of a younger person who has scarcely been touched by life." Doris Ulmann \N 2019-01-02 04:38:23.927498
+2076 "They lived off each other's hypocrisy, fuelling a worthless market of trash." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:38:24.184021
+2078 "Man is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art." Friedrich Nietzsche The Birth of Tragedy 2019-01-02 04:38:24.709255
+2079 "When you think about new-born babies being killed in our own lifetime,' he said, 'all the efforts of culture seem worthless. What have people learned from all our Goethes and Bachs? To kill babies?" Vasily Grossman Life and Fate 2019-01-02 04:38:24.964286
+2080 "The only valid rule for a work of art is that it be true to itself." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 04:38:25.228967
+2082 "Creativity is one of the highest transmissions of love." Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:38:25.753462
+2083 "I'm collector of stuff that people make with their brain. I keep them in little jars and I take them out and play with them sometimes too. The stuff, not the people." Frances Winkler \N 2019-01-02 04:38:26.017275
+2084 "I feel the only thing you can do about life is to preserve it, by art if you're an artist, by children if you're not." Philip Larkin Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica 2019-01-02 04:38:28.392501
+2085 "Humans had built a world inside the world, which reflected it in pretty much the same way as a drop of water reflected the landscape. And yet ... and yet ... Inside this little world they had taken pains to put all the things you might think they would want to escape from — hatred, fear, tyranny, and so forth. Death was intrigued. They thought they wanted to be taken out of themselves, and every art humans dreamt up took them further Terry Pratchett Wyrd Sisters 2019-01-02 04:38:28.663832
+2086 "The cruelest thing you can do to an artist is tell them their work is flawless when it isn't" Yahtzee Croshaw \N 2019-01-02 04:38:28.924428
+2087 "The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers." James Baldwin \N 2019-01-02 04:38:29.180703
+2088 "You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject." Henri Matisse \N 2019-01-02 04:38:29.443255
+2089 "Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern." Alfred North Whitehead \N 2019-01-02 04:38:29.698982
+2090 "The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman." Karl Lagerfeld \N 2019-01-02 04:38:29.96044
+2091 "Modern romance, like Greek tragedy, celebrates the mystery of dismemberment, which is life in time. The happy ending is justly scorned as a misrepresentation; for the world, as we know it, as we have seen it, yields but one ending: death, disintegration, dismemberment, and the crucifixion of our heart with the passing of the forms that we have loved." Joseph Campbell The Hero With a Thousand Faces 2019-01-02 04:38:30.218036
+2092 "It's a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is not the only universe there is. I think it's healthy that people should have this experience." Aldous Huxley Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics & the Visionary Experience 2019-01-02 04:38:30.476137
+2093 "Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration." Marc Chagall \N 2019-01-02 04:38:30.730584
+2094 "And whenever any one informs us that he has found a man who knows all the arts, and all things else that anybody knows, and every single thing with a higher degree of accuracy than any other man –whoever tells us this, I think that we can only imagine him to be a simple creature who is likely to have been deceived by some wizard or actor whom he met, and whom he thought all-knowing, because he himself was unable to analyze the nature of knowledge and ignorance and imitation." Plato The Republic 2019-01-02 04:38:30.986131
+2097 "You know a trillion times more about art than me. But I’ve learned that it isn’t necessary to know all that much. You just make what you wanna see, right? It’s a game, right? It’s like being paid for dreaming." Tom Robbins Skinny Legs and All 2019-01-02 04:38:31.77815
+2098 "Analysis is the art of creation through destruction." P.S. Baber Cassie Draws the Universe 2019-01-02 04:38:32.033237
+2099 "He thought of trying to explain something he had recently noticed about himself: that if anyone insulted him, or one of his friends, he didn't really mind--or not much, anyway. Whereas if anyone insulted a novel, a story, a poem that he loved, something visceral and volcanic occurred within him. He wasn't sure what this might mean--except perhaps that he had got life and art mixed up, back to front, upside down." Julian Barnes \N 2019-01-02 04:38:32.291097
+2101 "You cannot create a piece of art merely for money. Doing it as part of commerce so denudes art of wonder that it ceases to be art." Seth Godin Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? 2019-01-02 04:38:32.844965
+2103 "Everything worthwhile ends. We are in the perpetual process now: creation, maturation, cessation." John Logan Red 2019-01-02 04:38:33.370744
+2104 "Poetry and art nourish the soul of the world with the flavor-filled substances of beauty, wisdom and truth." Aberjhani Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry 2019-01-02 04:38:33.633841
+2105 "Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of, herself. She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance." Wilde, Oscar \N 2019-01-02 04:38:33.892095
+2106 "If Art does not enlarge men’s sympathies, it does nothing morally." George Eliot \N 2019-01-02 04:38:34.146846
+2107 "Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life." Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham 2019-01-02 04:38:34.414239
+2108 "Your paintings are staggeringly beautiful. Did I ever tell you that,or was I just too concerned that you weren't going to earn a living? I know the answer...I worried that the paint was so thickly applied that it might snap off and ruin someone's carpet, rather than realizing that you'd made color itself tactile." Rosamund Lupton Sister 2019-01-02 04:38:34.672047
+2109 "There are only two things worse then an empty canvas: death and taxes." Ragnar Tornquist \N 2019-01-02 04:38:34.929825
+2110 "Trying to live up to yourself is the most trying thing." Ren Garcia \N 2019-01-02 04:38:35.182629
+2111 "Snow floated down every once in a while, but it was frail snow, like a memory fading into the distance." Haruki Murakami The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle 2019-01-02 04:38:35.439601
+2112 "Creativity thrives where its roots are crowded." Ozzie Zehner Green Illusions 2019-01-02 04:38:35.694905
+2113 "Art should make you think and feel. It doesn't have to match your couch." damali ayo \N 2019-01-02 04:38:35.949252
+2114 "A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes of the sensitive observer. It dies by the same token. It is therefore risky to send it out into the world. How often it must be impaired by the eyes of the unfeeling and the cruelty of the impotent." Mark Rothko \N 2019-01-02 04:38:38.143437
+2115 "The mask of art is the means through which corruption is spread. The mask makes vice seem beautiful, turns squalor and nastiness into glamorous thrill, seduces the onlooker into the game – and leaves him or her with the corpse on his hands." Jennifer Birkett \N 2019-01-02 04:38:38.400277
+2116 "The poets are supposed to liberate the words – not chain them in phrases. Who told the poets they were supposed to think? Poets are meant to sing and to make words sing. Writers don't own their words. Since when do words belong to anybody? 'Your very own words,' indeed! And who are you?" Brion Gysin Brion Gysin Let the Mice In 2019-01-02 04:38:38.665497
+2118 "Both those taking snaps and documentary photographers, however, have not understood 'information.' What they produce are camera memories, not information, and the better they do it, the more they prove the victory of the camera over the human being." Vilém Flusser Towards a Philosophy of Photography 2019-01-02 04:38:39.202084
+2119 "...a society without jaywalkers might indicate a society without artists." Paul Theroux The Great Railway Bazaar 2019-01-02 04:38:39.459233
+2120 "The best thing to do is to loosen my grip on my pen and let it go wandering about until it finds an entrance. There must be one – everything depends on the circumstances, a rule applicable as much to literary style as to life. Each word tugs another one along, one idea another, and that is how books, governments and revolutions are made – some even say that is how Nature created her species." Machado de Assis \N 2019-01-02 04:38:39.716135
+2121 "An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human." Man Ray \N 2019-01-02 04:38:39.982047
+2146 "I know that this process of ‘me changing my life’ doesn’t just end once I set fire to this list of things I hate about myself. Tonight isn’t as much of a new beginning as it is a violent end and I know the real work hasn’t even started yet." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:38:48.650994
+2147 "Like a groupie incognito posing as a real singer, life imitates art." Lana Del Rey \N 2019-01-02 04:38:48.904169
+2225 "Heretics are the only [bitter] remedy against the entropy of human thought. ("Literature, Revolution, and Entropy")" Yevgeny Zamyatin \N 2019-01-02 04:39:13.518141
+2123 "There is neither a proportional relationship, nor an inverse one, between a writer’s estimation of a work in progress & its actual quality. The feeling that the work is magnificent, & the feeling that it is abominable, are both mosquitoes to be repelled, ignored, or killed, but not indulged." Annie Dillard The Writing Life 2019-01-02 04:38:40.513807
+2124 "The work of art is a stuffed crocodile." Alfred Jarry \N 2019-01-02 04:38:40.775285
+2125 "My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made." Andy Goldsworthy \N 2019-01-02 04:38:41.037878
+2126 "In eleven or twelve years of writing, Mike, I can lay claim to at least this: I have never written beneath myself. I have never written anything that I didn't want my name attached to. I have probed deeper in some scripts and I've been more successful in some than others. But all of them that have been on, you know, I'll take my lick. They're mine and that's the way I wanted them." Rod Serling \N 2019-01-02 04:38:41.303355
+2127 "The best literature is always a take [in the musical sense]; there is an implicit risk in its execution, a margin of danger that is the pleasure of the flight, of the love, carrying with it a tangible loss but also a total engagement that, on another level, lends the theater its unparalleled imperfection faced with the perfection of film. I don’t want to write anything but takes." Julio Cortázar Around the Day in Eighty Worlds 2019-01-02 04:38:41.561442
+2128 "Art has a voice - let it speak." Rochelle Carr \N 2019-01-02 04:38:41.828853
+2129 "Technology adds nothing to art. Two thousand years ago, I could tell you a story, and at any point during the story I could stop, and ask, Now do you want the hero to be kidnapped, or not? But that would, of course, have ruined the story. Part of the experience of being entertained is sitting back and plugging into someone else's vision." Penn Jillette \N 2019-01-02 04:38:42.102015
+2130 "This is what is known as perspective, and it is a swindle." Kurt Schwitters \N 2019-01-02 04:38:42.356331
+2131 "If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens." Grandma Moses \N 2019-01-02 04:38:42.62421
+2132 "A work in which there are theories is like an object which still has its price-tag on." Marcel Proust Remembrance of Things Past: Volume III - The Captive, The Fugitive, & Time Regained 2019-01-02 04:38:42.881271
+2133 "Art is not delivered like the morning paper; it has to be stolen from Mount Olympus." Wayne Thiebaud \N 2019-01-02 04:38:43.13757
+2135 "The inner drama is the meaning of the exterior event." Aaron Siskind \N 2019-01-02 04:38:43.649512
+2136 "I think women dwell quite a bit on the duress under which they work, on how hard it is just to do it at all. We are traditionally rather proud of ourselves for having slipped creative work in there between the domestic chores and obligations. I'm not sure we deserve such big A-pluses for all that." Toni Morrison \N 2019-01-02 04:38:43.911641
+2138 "Take lights and deform them as brutally as you can." Kurt Schwitters \N 2019-01-02 04:38:44.422035
+2139 "Anything that is not necessary to the painting damages it." Henri Matisse" Volkmar Essers Matisse 2019-01-02 04:38:44.692129
+2141 "I don't have technique because I never learnt any." Emma Thompson \N 2019-01-02 04:38:45.23755
+2142 "I’m going to punch words in your ear holes." Christy Leigh Stewart \N 2019-01-02 04:38:45.496404
+2143 "Man, didn't anybody ever tell you that art is propaganda? It doesn't matter whether you think it should be or it shouldn't be, it just is, and motherfucker, like or not, you're sitting on a funky Magna Carta." Paul Beatty Slumberland 2019-01-02 04:38:45.764359
+2144 "I feel a resurgence of my 6-year-old self… that little warrior, goddess of a girl reminding me of who I was when I was little, before the world got its hands on me." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:38:48.126713
+2145 "The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked…that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right." Neil Gaiman Make Good Art 2019-01-02 04:38:48.380769
+2149 "To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams." Giorgio de Chirico \N 2019-01-02 04:38:49.418423
+2150 "Art is sort of an experimental station in which one tries out living" John Cage \N 2019-01-02 04:38:49.849775
+2151 "There is something particularly fascinating about seeing places you know in a piece of art - be that in a film, or a photograph, or a painting." Sara Sheridan \N 2019-01-02 04:38:50.121099
+2152 "Reading about the response of people in stories, plays, poems, helps us to respond more courageously and openly at our own moments of turning." Madeleine L'Engle Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art 2019-01-02 04:38:50.381553
+2153 "The more details, depth and thought you put into your ideas the more valuable they become." Simon Zingerman We All Need Heroes: Stories of the Brave and Foolish 2019-01-02 04:38:50.646932
+2154 "Now, before you make a movie, you have to have a script, and before you have a script, you have to have a story; though some avant-garde directors have tried to dispense with the latter item, you'll find their work only at art theaters." Arthur C. Clarke 2001: A Space Odyssey 2019-01-02 04:38:50.90697
+2155 "Though a living cannot be made from art, art makes life worth living. It makes starving, living." John Sloan John Sloan on Drawing and Painting 2019-01-02 04:38:51.17401
+2158 "The sketch hunter moves through life as he finds it, not passing negligently the things he loves, but stopping to know them, and to note them down in the shorthand of his sketchbook." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:38:51.966709
+2159 "Art is only important to the extent that it aids in the liberation of our people." Elizabeth Catlett Traditions And Transformations: Contemporary Afro American Sculpture: The Bronx Museum Of The Arts, February 21 May 27, 1989 2019-01-02 04:38:52.222422
+2160 "Get the few main lines and see what lines they call out." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:38:52.479064
+2161 "Art is whatever you can get away with." Marshall McLuhan The Medium is the Massage 2019-01-02 04:38:52.732682
+2162 "In my early work, I tried to hide my personality, my psychological state, my emotions. This was partly due to my feelings about myself and party due to my feelings about painting at the time. I sort of stuck to my guns for a while but eventually it seemed like a losing battle. Finally one must simply drop the reserve." Jasper Johns \N 2019-01-02 04:38:52.987613
+2163 "If a certain activity, such as painting, becomes the habitual mode of expression, it may follow that taking up the painting materials and beginning work with them will act suggestively and so presently evoke a flight into the higher state." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:38:53.255037
+2164 "I think that one wants from a painting a sense of life. The final suggestion, the final statement, has to be not a deliberate statement but a helpless statement. It has to be what you can't avoid saying." Jasper Johns \N 2019-01-02 04:38:53.522005
+2167 "Oh, my dear, love isn't always the Julia Justiss Convenient Proposal To The Lady 2019-01-02 04:38:54.293454
+2168 "All works of nonfiction, or memoir, have to first and foremost be art before they can be true. They have to be artful first before they can be truthful... If you emphasize the truth-telling at the expense of art, nobody is going to be interested in it. And if you sacrifice truth in the name of art, you risk triviality. There's a constant balance between those two." Alan Shapiro \N 2019-01-02 04:38:54.552634
+2169 "It starts off like climbing a tree or solving a puzzle - poetry, if nothing else, is just fun to write. But deeper into each and every piece, you no longer hesitate to call it work. It's passion. A poet's sense of lyrical accomplishment is then his food and water, his means of survival." Criss Jami Killosophy 2019-01-02 04:38:54.810572
+2199 "The scientist seeks laws; the historian, causes; the artist, freedom." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 04:39:04.40675
+2265 "If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing" Glenn Gould \N 2019-01-02 04:39:27.410901
+2172 "...What I depend on is a vigorous audience that can discover sweetness and light, beauty and truth, beyond the ability of the artist, on his own, to create them." Orson Scott Card \N 2019-01-02 04:38:55.586745
+2173 "The expressions of those moving about a picture gallery show ill-concealed disappointment that they only find pictures there." Walter Benjamin One Way Street And Other Writings 2019-01-02 04:38:55.859201
+2174 "The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question." James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 2019-01-02 04:38:57.896693
+2175 "For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture." diane arbus \N 2019-01-02 04:38:58.160919
+2176 "What I'm trying to describe is that it's impossible to get out of your skin into somebody else's.... That somebody else's tragedy is not the same as your own." Diane Arbus \N 2019-01-02 04:38:58.419163
+2177 "The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it." Banksy \N 2019-01-02 04:38:58.682312
+2179 "Without art, we should have no notion of the sacred; without science, we should always worship false gods." W.H. Auden Selected Essays 2019-01-02 04:38:59.200089
+2180 "If it is art, it is not for all, and if it is for all, it is not art." Arnold Schoenberg Style and Idea: Selected Writings 2019-01-02 04:38:59.458438
+2181 "The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries out in terror before being vanquished." Charles Baudelaire Twenty Prose Poems 2019-01-02 04:38:59.717762
+2182 "From recovery to rags and rags to recovery symbolizes art - a perfect compilation of human imperfections." Criss Jami Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile 2019-01-02 04:38:59.98583
+2183 "There are two kinds of truth; The truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The fist of these is science and the second is art." Raymond Chandler \N 2019-01-02 04:39:00.24112
+2184 "[in the true mad north] of introspection, where 'falcons of the inner eye' dive and die, glimpsing in their dying fall, all life's memory of existence." Lawrence Ferlinghetti A Coney Island of the Mind 2019-01-02 04:39:00.504738
+2185 "Just give me a thousand words and you may make your own pictures." Erica Goros \N 2019-01-02 04:39:00.763144
+2186 "Art is a picture of the spirit." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 04:39:01.016171
+2187 "In a secularising world, art has replaced religion as a touchstone of our reverence and devotion." Alain de Botton Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion 2019-01-02 04:39:01.283303
+2188 "But why didn't you just ask me?" I set down my fork and glare at her. "Because you were sleeping," She says, taking a sip if Chardonnay. "I was taking a nap, Mom. It wasn't intended to be some kind of Disney fairy-tale hundred-year snooze." Alyson Noel Art Geeks and Prom Queens 2019-01-02 04:39:01.557444
+2189 "Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it." Hugh MacLeod Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity 2019-01-02 04:39:01.811515
+2191 "Color which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power." Paul Gauguin \N 2019-01-02 04:39:02.328029
+2192 "Once upon a time there were mass media, and they were wicked, of course, and there was a guilty party. Then there were the virtuous voices that accused the criminals. And Art (ah, what luck!) offered alternatives, for those who were not prisoners to the mass media. Well, it's all over. We have to start again from the beginning, asking one another what's going on." Umberto Eco Travels in Hyperreality 2019-01-02 04:39:02.586319
+2193 "Curiosity is the most powerful thing you own. Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality." James Cameron \N 2019-01-02 04:39:02.844499
+2194 "Art is sanctioned pornography" Stewart Home The Art Strike Papers and Neoist Manifestos: The Years Without Art, 1990-1993 2019-01-02 04:39:03.100884
+2195 "Perfection seems sterile; it is final, no mystery in it; it's a product of an assembly line." Dejan Stojanovic \N 2019-01-02 04:39:03.37017
+2200 "Wonderful art can spring from misery,I'm the last person to deny that.I'd go even further:the best works of art of all time are probably stemmed from the deep human sorrow or hellish frustration,the death of a loved one or a divorce and yes:jealousy.Heartache and impotence as the man-spring for making the unverifiable verifiable and for giving it face.How romantic,beautiful and especially useful pain and misery can be." Esther Verhoef Close-up 2019-01-02 04:39:04.663169
+2202 "Life itself is an art form." Tyree Guyton \N 2019-01-02 04:39:05.184749
+2204 "It's freezing up here. What did you use to keep warm?" "Indignation," said Michelangelo. "Best fuel I know. Never burns out." Irving Stone The Agony and the Ecstasy 2019-01-02 04:39:08.011853
+2205 "What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness, Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air." Thomas Bailey Aldrich \N 2019-01-02 04:39:08.269121
+2206 "Language has time as its element; all other media have space as their element." Søren Kierkegaard Either/Or: A Fragment of Life 2019-01-02 04:39:08.527642
+2207 "An artist without ideas is a mendicant; barren, he goes begging among the hours." Irving Stone The Agony and the Ecstasy 2019-01-02 04:39:08.80848
+2208 "So. Lie there, my art." William Shakespeare The Tempest 2019-01-02 04:39:09.062552
+2209 "That's something that tends to happen with new technologies generally: The most interesting applications turn up on a battlefield, or in a gallery." William Gibson Spook Country 2019-01-02 04:39:09.339577
+2210 "Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt" Christian Boltanski \N 2019-01-02 04:39:09.596725
+2211 "If there’s a thing, a scene, maybe, an image that you want to see real bad, that you need to see but it doesn’t exist in the world around you, at least not in the form that you envision, then you create it so that you can look at it and have it around, or show it to other people who wouldn’t have imagined it because they perceive reality in a more narrow, predictable way. And that’s it. That’s all an artist does." Tom Robbins Skinny Legs and All 2019-01-02 04:39:09.854632
+2212 "Without enthusiasm nothing great can be effected in art." Robert Schumann \N 2019-01-02 04:39:10.113858
+2213 "That's the beauty of art--we strive for perfection but never achieve it. The journey is everything." Rafe Esquith Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 2019-01-02 04:39:10.379761
+2215 "Is being burnt a requisite for the making of art? Personally, I don't think it is. But art is poultice for a burn. It is a privilege to have, somewhere within you, a capacity for making something speak from your own seared experience." Molly Peacock The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 2019-01-02 04:39:10.893272
+2216 "Colors are light's suffering and joy" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe \N 2019-01-02 04:39:11.151855
+2218 "My father used to say, 'If you want to know the artist, look at the art'. He was usually talking about Stanley Matthews or Don Bradman when he said it." David Peace Nineteen Seventy Four 2019-01-02 04:39:11.676737
+2219 "Christian art today should be twentieth-century art." Francis Schaeffer Art & the Bible 2019-01-02 04:39:11.941878
+2220 "But nobody is visually naive any longer. We are cluttered with images, and only abstract art can bring us to the threshold of the divine." Dominique De Menil The Rothko Chapel: Writings on Art and the Threshold of the Divine 2019-01-02 04:39:12.202175
+2221 "Modern art has to be what is called ‘intense.’ it is not easy to define being intense; but, roughly speaking, it means saying only one thing at a time, and saying it wrong." G.K. Chesterton Alarms and Discursions 2019-01-02 04:39:12.463949
+2222 "Art isn't only a painting; it's anything that changes someone for the better, any nonanonymous interaction that leads to a human (not simply a commercial) conclusion." Seth Godin Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? 2019-01-02 04:39:12.721454
+2223 "Art was the very antithesis of crass moralism." Alain de Botton Status Anxiety 2019-01-02 04:39:12.997356
+2224 "Vaguely conscious of that great suspense in which we live, we find our escape from its sterile, annihilating reality in many dreams, in religion, passion, art." Arthur Symons The Symbolist Movement in Literature 2019-01-02 04:39:13.254832
+2226 "There is something about the act of studying an unclothed body, as an artist does, that allows a person to appreciate it as pure form, regardless of the kinds of traits traditionally regarded as imperfections. In a figure drawing class, an obese woman's folds of flesh take on a kind of beauty. You can look at a man's shrunken chest or legs or buttocks with tenderness. Age is not ugly, just poignant." Joyce Maynard The Good Daughters 2019-01-02 04:39:13.779178
+2228 "Science is an organized pursuit of triviality. Art is a casual pursuit of significance. Let's keep it in perspective." Vera Nazarian The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration 2019-01-02 04:39:14.293893
+2229 "Life itself has lost its plane reality: it is projected, not along the old fixed points, but along the dynamic coordinates of Einstein, of revolution. In this new projection, the best-known formulas and objects become displaced, fantastic, familiar-unfamiliar. This is why it is so logical for literature today to be drawn to the fantastic plot, or to the amalgam of reality and fantasy. ("The New Russian Prose")" Yevgeny Zamyatin \N 2019-01-02 04:39:14.563724
+2230 "Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement: for transfiguration, not for the sake of play. It is the quest of our self that drives us along the eternal and never-ending journey we must all make." Max Beckmann \N 2019-01-02 04:39:14.822039
+2231 "Art teaches something we all need to learn, especially about people who are different from ourselves: "To see things the way they truly are, sometimes you have to look more deeply." Ron Hall, Denver Moore \N 2019-01-02 04:39:15.091678
+2232 "In the moment before I crossed over, I knew that the priests and magicians of Egypt were fools and charlatans for promising to prolong the beauties of life beyond the world we are give. Death is no enemy, but the foundation of gratitude, sympathy, and art. All of life's pleasures, only love owes no debt to death." Anita Diamant \N 2019-01-02 04:39:15.347632
+2233 "This place is alive," Sunni said in wonder. "Things are moving. Inside a painting." Teresa Flavin \N 2019-01-02 04:39:15.602177
+2234 "All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war." Walter Benjamin \N 2019-01-02 04:39:17.537783
+2235 "What does one prefer? An art that struggles to change the social contract, but fails? Or one that seeks to please and amuse, and succeeds?" Robert Hughes The Shock of the New 2019-01-02 04:39:17.797913
+2236 "Imitation is not inspiration, and inspiration only can give birth to a work of art. The least of man's original emanation is better than the best of borrowed thought." Albert Pinkham Ryder \N 2019-01-02 04:39:18.057644
+2237 "A deliberate plan is not always necessary for the highest art; it emerges." Paul Johnson \N 2019-01-02 04:39:18.318146
+2238 "I do strongly feel that among the greatest pieces of luck for high achievement is ordeal. Certain great artists can make out without it, Titian and others, but mostly you need ordeal. My idea is this: the artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business: Beethoven's deafness, Goya's deafness, Milton's blindness, that kind of thing." John Berryman \N 2019-01-02 04:39:18.579836
+2239 "What keeps earth air breathable? Not oxygen alone. The earth is a freer place to breathe in, every time you love without calculating a return -- every time you make your drudgeries and routines still more inefficient by stopping to experience the shock of beauty wherever it unpredictably flickers." Peter Viereck Unadjusted Man in the Age of Overadjustment: Where History and Literature Intersect 2019-01-02 04:39:18.836455
+2241 "Don't patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back." Lawrence Ferlinghetti \N 2019-01-02 04:39:19.354879
+2242 "Art isn't a product. It's an experience" Lori Lansens The Girls 2019-01-02 04:39:19.614645
+2243 "The arts can sharpen the vision, quicken the intellect, preserve the memory, activate the conscience, enhance the understanding and refresh the language." Steve Turner Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts 2019-01-02 04:39:19.872356
+2245 "I spent an hour looking at pots and carpets in the museums the other day, until the desire to describe them became like the desire for the lusts of the flesh." Virginia Woolf The Question of Things Happening: The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Volume 2: 1912-1922 2019-01-02 04:39:20.422154
+2266 "Works of art imitate and provoke other works of art, the process is the source of art itself." Edward Hirsch \N 2019-01-02 04:39:27.662856
+2292 "Art lives upon discussion, upon experiment, upon curiosity, upon variety of attempt, upon the exchange of views and the comparison of standpoints." Henry James The Art of Fiction 2019-01-02 04:39:34.506301
+2293 "The best thing about Art is that the people who create it live forever." Jonathan Heatt \N 2019-01-02 04:39:34.760214
+2294 "If ever I was running, it was towards you." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:39:36.872205
+2295 "I love him in ways that I can’t explain to other people. They don’t understand… it’s not their fault." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:39:37.147171
+2248 "I am really Chloe Anthony Wofford. That's who I am. I have been writing under this other person's name. I write some things now as Chloe Wofford, private things. I regret having called myself Toni Morrison when I published my first novel, Toni Morrison \N 2019-01-02 04:39:21.212079
+2249 "Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul." Wassilly Kandinsky \N 2019-01-02 04:39:21.468868
+2250 "There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it." Henry Moore \N 2019-01-02 04:39:21.730377
+2252 "I don't believe any real artists have ever been non-political. They may have been insensitive to this particular plight or insensitive to that, but they were political, because that's what an artist is―a politician." Toni Morrison \N 2019-01-02 04:39:22.256109
+2253 "The truth is, anyone who puts so much of herself and her life into art as you do must naturally fear any failure in that art as a potential threat to your life. And so you protect your art more than you protect your health or the common forms of happiness the rest of us have. And you probably have this in common with every artist you admire." Arthur Phillips The Song Is You 2019-01-02 04:39:22.516915
+2254 "Talent consists not in inventing shapes but in causing those that were invisible to emerge." Muriel Barbery Gourmet Rhapsody 2019-01-02 04:39:22.776228
+2256 "The snapshots in CHINA: Portrait of a People are not meant to be works of art. I was too preoccupied with participating, with reveling in the moment, to worry about their perfection. Their purpose, then, is to form a candid portrait of China exactly as China presented itself to me." Tom Carter China: Portrait of a People 2019-01-02 04:39:23.296434
+2257 "Work on. " Work as if every time you started with and every time you finish." Leopold von Sacher Masoch \N 2019-01-02 04:39:23.553764
+2258 "The closer and more completely you can come to explaining what a work of art means, the less like art it seems." Laura Miller The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia 2019-01-02 04:39:23.808464
+2259 "Time and death: It's the ultimate vision of an artist at the end of everything. It's just what's there. It was not something I planned to do." Don DeLillo \N 2019-01-02 04:39:24.0629
+2260 "A metamorphosis... The shining butterfly of the soul from the pupa of the body. Larva, pupa, imago. An image of art." A.S. Byatt The Virgin in the Garden 2019-01-02 04:39:24.329586
+2261 "Nature alone can lead to the understanding of art, just as art brings us back to nature with greater awarness. It is the source of all beauty, since it is the source of all life. " Eugene Carriere \N 2019-01-02 04:39:24.584593
+2264 "He has no talent at all, that boy! You, who are his friend, tell him, please, to give up painting. –--Manet to Monet, on Renoir---" Manet \N 2019-01-02 04:39:27.154273
+2269 "Art is affirmation." N. Scott Momaday Ancient Child 2019-01-02 04:39:28.459244
+2270 "Art is nothing more than creating an emotion in your own form." Shannon L. Alder \N 2019-01-02 04:39:28.726757
+2271 "Fascism is fundamentally and at bottom an aesthetic conception, and . . . it is your function as creators of beautiful things to portray with the greatest efficacy the sublime beauty and inevitable reality of the Fascist ideal." Louis de Bernières Corelli's Mandolin 2019-01-02 04:39:28.98574
+2272 "All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music. For while in all other kinds of art it is possible to distinguish the matter from the form, and the understanding can always make this distinction, yet it is the constant effort of art to obliterate it." Walter Pater \N 2019-01-02 04:39:29.244234
+2273 "It's impossible for a creative artist to be either a Puritan or a Fascist, because both are a negation of the creative urge. The only things a creative artist can be opposed to are ugliness and injustice." Liam O'Flaherty \N 2019-01-02 04:39:29.504154
+2274 "There are only two styles of portrait painting: the serious and the smirk." Charles Dickens \N 2019-01-02 04:39:29.758908
+2275 "He wrote me a note to say we would create art together and we would make it, with or without the rest of the world." Patti Smith Just Kids 2019-01-02 04:39:30.015226
+2276 "Yell. Jump. Play. Out-run those sons-of-bitches. They'll never live the way you live. Go do it." Ray Bradbury Zen in the Art of Writing 2019-01-02 04:39:30.27781
+2277 "Art tends toward balance, order, judgment of relative values, the laws of growth, the economy of living – very good things for anyone to be interested in." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:39:30.537366
+2278 "If you find yourself pulled beyond all practicality toward doing something -- writing poetry, building a business, restoring old cars, planting a secret garden; if at four in the morning the right word comes to you, the perfect flower to plant in that particular spot -- you are playing your invisible instrument." Joan Oliver Goldsmith How Can We Keep from Singing: Music and the Passionate Life 2019-01-02 04:39:30.820354
+2279 "Every great artist has the sense of provocation." Arthur Cravan \N 2019-01-02 04:39:31.07952
+2280 "Cheers to all the Rebels out there who care way too much about Art and Truth and Magic to fall in line with the mundane task of fitting in." Scott Stabile \N 2019-01-02 04:39:31.335105
+2281 "It comforted him because it could not be called suffering if it was a sign of Art." Hermann Bahr \N 2019-01-02 04:39:31.591872
+2282 "A corollary of this has been that Christians have thought that they should only create art with a Pollyanna quality to it: paintings of birds and kittens, movies that extol family life and end happily, songs that are positive and uplifting – in short, works of art that show a world that is almost unfallen where no one experiences conflict and where sin is naughty rather than wicked." Steve Turner Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts 2019-01-02 04:39:31.84876
+2285 "But if what interests you are stories of the fantastic, I must warn you that this kind of story demands more art and judgment than is ordinarily imagined." Charles Nodier \N 2019-01-02 04:39:32.653792
+2286 "Be yourself. An original is worth more than a copy." Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:39:32.916159
+2287 "Art’s only concern with the real is to abolish it, and to substitute for it a new reality" Jean Rousset \N 2019-01-02 04:39:33.170486
+2288 "A not complete unit or a new unit. The elements in the 3 parts should neither fit nor not fit together. One would like not to be led. Avoid the idea of a puzzle which could be solved. Remove the signs of thought. It is not thought which needs showing." Jasper Johns \N 2019-01-02 04:39:33.442352
+2289 "The most vital things in the look of a landscape endure only for a moment. Work should be done from memory; memory of that vital moment." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:39:33.709169
+2290 "You are the most important project in your life. Spend time, work carefully, and act with positive intent as you work to create your best self. This life is your masterpiece. You are a masterpiece." Avina Celeste \N 2019-01-02 04:39:33.97164
+2291 "Let us tell them the painful truth, that most of these works of art are about God, whom we never mention in polite society." Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art - Why Exhibit Works of Art? 2019-01-02 04:39:34.23649
+2296 "I really believe that there is an invisible red thread tied between him and me, and that it has stretched and tangled for years — across oceans and lifetimes. I know that it won’t break because our souls are tied." Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:39:37.40342
+2297 "Without a doubt, I must read, all the books I've read about. See the artworks hung on hooks, that I have only, seen in books." Lang Leav Love & Misadventure 2019-01-02 04:39:37.665563
+2298 "Our mind is the canvas on which the artists lay their colour; their pigments are our emotions; their chiaroscuro the light of joy, the shadow of sadness. The masterpiece is of ourselves, as we are of the masterpiece." Kakuzō Okakura The Book of Tea 2019-01-02 04:39:37.921742
+2299 "I could watch him do this until morning — never asking questions and never interrupting his work. I worship quietly — his intense focus and attention to detail and then, out of no where, I realize the inconvenient, inappropriate truth: ‘I love this man… and it has swallowed me." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:39:38.18105
+2300 "Everything hurts right now and nothing is helping because as the pain is getting worse — so is the love." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:39:38.43623
+2301 "I just want your voice aimed at me again. I want to absorb the direction of your eyes…" Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:39:38.696899
+2302 "In trying to be perfect, He perfected the art of anonymity, Became imperceptible And arrived nowhere from nowhere." Dejan Stojanovic \N 2019-01-02 04:39:38.950527
+2303 "In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love." Marc Chagall \N 2019-01-02 04:39:39.205891
+2304 "If I knew what to do I'd do more than write a song for you" Criss Jami Venus in Arms 2019-01-02 04:39:39.473174
+2305 "Nature is an outcry, unpolished truth; the art—a euphemism—tamed wilderness." Dejan Stojanovic \N 2019-01-02 04:39:39.731152
+2306 "The motivation of all artists is 'Look at me, Mum'." Sebastian Horsley \N 2019-01-02 04:39:39.994706
+2307 "I want you to trust yourself, baby. Love is all that matters and you’ve always known that. You’ve known, since you were a very little girl, what your life is meant to be about…" Jennifer Elisabeth Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 2019-01-02 04:39:40.264034
+2308 "The ones who constantly make us laugh are the hardest of friends to know - for comedians are the caricatures among us." Criss Jami Killosophy 2019-01-02 04:39:40.51891
+2309 "Artists, by their free expressions, encourage others to be free. This is the quality that makes works of art enduring." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 04:39:40.777384
+2310 "Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement." Jackson Pollock \N 2019-01-02 04:39:41.039643
+2311 "An artist that makes art merely to meet a demand is a slave to what his patrons wants to see, or, hear." Mokokoma Mokhonoana \N 2019-01-02 04:39:41.294915
+2312 "If a picture paints a thousand words, then a let a picture inspire a thousand words." Nicholas Boyd Crutchley \N 2019-01-02 04:39:41.557449
+2313 "If seeing her an hour before her last Weak cough into all blackness I could yet Be held by chalk-white walls - Mervyn Peake Collected Poems 2019-01-02 04:39:41.812624
+2315 "I have found my way, step by step, proceeding from touch points that have emerged, some through conscious choice and some through dream state discovery." Leonard Nimoy Shekhina 2019-01-02 04:39:42.334493
+2317 "The subject may be crude and repulsive. Its expression is artistically modulated and balanced. This is style. This is art. This is the only thing that really matters in books." Vladimir Nabokov \N 2019-01-02 04:39:42.855631
+2318 "Where there has been true science, art has always been its exponent." Leo Tolstoy On the Significance of Science and Art by Leo Tolstoy, Philosophy 2019-01-02 04:39:43.124465
+2320 "Lines are results, do not draw them for themselves. ... Lines give birth to lines. Drawing is not following a line on the model, it is drawing your sense of the thing. ... Make a drawing flow, stopping sometimes, and going on. ... Search for the simple constructive forces, line the lines of a suspension bridge. Get the few main lines and see what lines they call out. ... Have purpose in the places where lines stop." Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:39:43.654089
+2322 "I intend to destroy, destroy everything that exists in painting. I have utter contempt for painting." Juan Miro \N 2019-01-02 04:39:44.167782
+2323 "The typical English painting is narrative in character. The English are a nation of diarists." Neville Weston The Reach of Modern Art: A Concise History 2019-01-02 04:39:44.422815
+2324 "’s just another one of those things I don’t understand: everyone impresses upon you how unique you are, encouraging you to cultivate your individuality while at the same time trying to squish you and everyone else into the same ridiculous mould. It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:39:47.001241
+2326 "You can’t enjoy art or books in a hurry." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:39:47.532363
+2327 "... an artist should paint from the heart, and not always what people expect. Predictability often leads to the dullest work, in my opinion, and we have been bored stiff long enough I think." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:39:47.790888
+2328 "Music resembles poetry, in each Are nameless graces which no methods teach, And which a master hand alone can reach." Alexander Pope An Essay on Criticism 2019-01-02 04:39:48.044038
+2749 "What saves us from succumbing to utter meaninglessness is not reason but instinct." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:36.664979
+2329 "We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless." Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray 2019-01-02 04:39:48.302178
+2330 "Every artist has thousands of bad drawings in them and the only way to get rid of them is to draw them out." Chuck Jones \N 2019-01-02 04:39:48.570774
+2332 "I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings." Bruce Springsteen \N 2019-01-02 04:39:49.123531
+2333 "Art is not in some far-off place." Lydia Davis The Collected Stories 2019-01-02 04:39:49.384522
+2334 "Art is the overflow of emotion into action." Brian Raif \N 2019-01-02 04:39:49.642733
+2336 "Art does not reproduce what is visible, it makes things visible." Paul Klee \N 2019-01-02 04:39:50.210268
+2337 "Like the sundial, my paint box counts no hours but sunny ones." Arthur Rackham \N 2019-01-02 04:39:50.469701
+2338 "Since art is considered a noble field, art should be used to promote all that is good and noble, and in a noble fashion." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:39:50.723894
+2340 "Don't we all know that art is dangerous. You play it - then you live it." Stefan Balint \N 2019-01-02 04:39:51.234653
+2341 "Aren't maids the ultimate art critics?" John Waters Role Models 2019-01-02 04:39:51.489187
+2342 "Abstract design is all right—for wallpaper or linoleum. But Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land 2019-01-02 04:39:51.744208
+2343 "All great art has madness, and quite a lot of bad art has it, too." William Saroyan My Heart's in the Highlands 2019-01-02 04:39:52.001419
+2345 "Whether you dance, draw, make music, shoot field goals, build houses, tune engines, or sit around all day watching television, you are an artist. Your single greatest work of art is your self. As with any art form, the more you understand and develop your talents, the more empowered and masterful you become as an artist. This is particularly important when engaging in the art of consciously shaping your own life." Scott Edmund Miller \N 2019-01-02 04:39:52.531614
+2346 "A great spirit has been amongst us, and a great artist is gone." Ezra Pound Gaudier-Brzeska: A Memoir 2019-01-02 04:39:52.941871
+2347 "Art in relation to life is nothing more than a glove turned inside out. It seems to have the same shapes and contours, but it can never be used for the same purpose. Art teaches nothing about life, just as life teaches us nothing about art." Morton Feldman Give My Regards to Eighth Street: Collected Writings 2019-01-02 04:39:53.200047
+2348 "Storytelling--that's not the future. The future, I'm afraid, is flashes and impulses. It's mode up of moments and fragments, and stories won't survive." Dexter Palmer The Dream of Perpetual Motion 2019-01-02 04:39:53.460175
+2349 "I tell you, you will not see the new beauty and the truth, until you make up your minds to spit." Kazimir Severinovich Malevich Essays on art, 1915-1933 2019-01-02 04:39:53.717399
+2350 "Music is art, and art is an integral part of the human experience." Anne Frasier Hush 2019-01-02 04:39:53.989538
+2351 "You know one thing that Mr. Powell taught me? He taught me that sometimes, art can make you forget everything else all around you. That's what are can do." Gary D. Schmidt \N 2019-01-02 04:39:54.248079
+2352 "Bad art has the power to deform a people just as good art generates new reflection, growth, vision, and hope." Michel O'Brien \N 2019-01-02 04:39:54.505683
+3167 "It is amusing, is it not, to want to be both found and forgotten at the same time?" Delilah S. Dawson Phasma 2019-01-02 05:11:31.510936
+2355 "Photography is like stealing.You rob someone of a moment that exposes something essential about their character,their soul if you like.there are people who are very conscious of that,who find that terrifying.The thought that everyone,friend of foe,can get so close to you,look you straight in the eye and judge you without having any control over it or being able to respond.A part of them has become the property of the photographer." Esther Verhoef Close-up 2019-01-02 04:39:57.162341
+2356 "I think that's what art is: art is communication made in the hope that interesting miscommunications will arise." Misha Glouberman \N 2019-01-02 04:39:57.434887
+2357 " make art is to realize another's sadness within, realize the hidden sadness in other people's lives, to feel sad with and for a stranger." Marianne Wiggins The Shadow Catcher 2019-01-02 04:39:57.692158
+2358 "Art always penetrates the particular fissures in one's psychic life." Stephen Greenblatt The Swerve: How the World Became Modern 2019-01-02 04:39:57.947901
+2360 "Art is why I get up in the morning, but my definition ends there. You know, it doesn't seem fair that I'm living for something I can't even define, but there you are, right there, in the meantime." Ani DiFranco Ani Difranco: The Complete Lyrics 2019-01-02 04:39:58.47852
+2361 "Art is an act of the soul, not the intellect. When we are dealing with people's dreams - their visions, really - we are in the realm of the sacred. We are involved with forces and energies larger than our own. We are engaged in a sacred transaction of which we know only a little: the shadow, not the shape." Julia Cameron \N 2019-01-02 04:39:58.735287
+2362 "Pornography won’t be enough. Because it never is. Sooner or later, all niggers want to touch the real thing. All dogs want to smell and taste the true information. All artists want to make their fantasies reality. And everyone with a cock wants to use it to fall in love." Peter Sotos \N 2019-01-02 04:39:59.014932
+2363 "A comparably capacious embrace of beauty and pleasure - an embrace that somehow extends to death as well as life, to dissolution as well as creation - characterizes Montaigne's restless reflections on matter in motion, Cervantes's chronicle of his mad knight, Michelangelo's depiction of flayed skin, Leonardo's sketches of whirlpools, Caravaggio's loving attention to the dirty soles of Christ's feet." Stephen Greenblatt The Swerve: How the World Became Modern 2019-01-02 04:39:59.27677
+2366 "On the opposite wall was a Damien Hirst spot painting, bought by Arabella after a decent bonus season. Roger's considered view of the painting, looking at it from aesthetic, art-historical, interior-design, and psychological points of view, was that it had cost forty-seven thousand pounds, plus VAT." John Lanchester Capital 2019-01-02 04:40:00.075871
+2367 "Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible." Paul Klee Foundation \N 2019-01-02 04:40:00.33772
+2368 "To devote yourself to the creation and enjoyment of beauty, then, can be a serious business—not always necessarily a means of escaping reality, but sometimes a means of holding on to the real when everything is flaking away into… rhetoric and plot." Elizabeth Gilbert Eat, Pray, Love 2019-01-02 04:40:00.593912
+2369 "I believe the visionaries and true reflections of society will be rewarded after their lives. Those being rewarded now are giving the public what it needs now, usually applauding its current state and clearing consciences." Hollace M. Metzger \N 2019-01-02 04:40:00.851208
+2370 "True art is thoughtful, emotional examination of how human themes impact the overall experience of existing. The rest is kitsch." Tiffany Madison \N 2019-01-02 04:40:01.108928
+2371 "In art one idea is as good as another." Willem De Kooning \N 2019-01-02 04:40:01.365734
+2372 "I know I will always be attracted to the unknown as it does often verify what I am or what else I could be." Hollace M. Metzger \N 2019-01-02 04:40:01.622409
+2373 "What modern art required was an imagination drawn to possibilities, rather than braced by smug presumptions." Meredith Duran Wicked Becomes You 2019-01-02 04:40:01.878578
+2374 "..if I dont do something on the grand scale, it is that my genius is altogether imitative, and that I have nor recently encountered any very striking models of grandeur." Henry James Roderick Hudson 2019-01-02 04:40:02.138143
+2375 "Nothing is new anymore. We're living in a post-everything society and "art" itself has become satire." Ruadhán J. McElroy \N 2019-01-02 04:40:02.393665
+2376 "There was the honour and austerity of money as he walked through art galleries, as he saw around him the collections of oil paintings by dead men, lit so carefully that warmth seemed to emanate from within - and not because their art was loved or understood but because it could be sold and bought for handsome sums." Lydia Millet How the Dead Dream 2019-01-02 04:40:02.654175
+2377 "Most great artists define a new and unique region of hell." Scott Miller Music: What Happened? 2019-01-02 04:40:02.923594
+2378 "As I write, My fingers tap tap the keys the way Ravi Shankar's fingers pluck and strum the strings of his sitar." Christina Westover \N 2019-01-02 04:40:03.181978
+2380 "WE ARE the PULSE of the TIMES!" Carrie White \N 2019-01-02 04:40:03.698153
+2381 "The philosophers write about things as they are and as they appear to be, but as an artist I find that appearance is everything." Gary Inbinder The Flower to the Painter 2019-01-02 04:40:03.956622
+2382 "True freedom only exists in art.The problem is you have to be incredibly good.No,I am putting it wrong:You don't so much have to be outstanding,what you really need are connections,if you don't want to be dependent on all kinds of government foundations who will impose their ideas and restrictions on you in turn.It can be touch and go in the beginning:It takes guts to let go of everything.But you make it,you're free." Esther Verhoef Close-up 2019-01-02 04:40:04.220343
+2383 "If you have a rifle, hanging on the wall in the first act, it should fire in the last act”." Stanislavski, Constantin S. \N 2019-01-02 04:40:07.099884
+2384 "Literature is painting, architecture, and music." Yevgeny Zamyatin \N 2019-01-02 04:40:07.353886
+2385 "Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels." Francisco de Goya \N 2019-01-02 04:40:07.619167
+2386 "There is no such thing as a perfect drawing, especially if you're ametur." Mark Crilley Miki Falls, Volume 3: Autumn 2019-01-02 04:40:07.875447
+2389 "Painting completed my life. I lost three children and a series of other things that would have fulfilled my horrible life. My painting took the place of all this. I think work is the best. (Frida Kahlo, p. 157)" Martha Zamora The Letters of Frida Kahlo: Cartas Apasionadas 2019-01-02 04:40:08.683644
+2390 "I looked on astounded as from his ordinary life he made his art. We were both ordinary men, he and I. Yet from the ordinary he created Legends--and I from Legends created only the ordinary!" Peter Shaffer Amadeus 2019-01-02 04:40:08.942351
+2392 "It is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem,—a thought so passionate and alive that like the spirit of a plant or an animal it has an architecture of its own, and adorns nature with a new thing. The thought and the form are equal in the order of time, but in the order of genesis the thought is prior to the form." Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson 2019-01-02 04:40:09.47481
+2393 "Art does not exist only to entertain -- but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for the truth." Barbara Streisand \N 2019-01-02 04:40:09.728878
+2395 "Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression." Arthur Erickson \N 2019-01-02 04:40:10.263138
+2397 "A world without poetry and art would be too much like one without birds or flowers: bearable but a lot less enjoyable." Aberjhani Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry 2019-01-02 04:40:10.788758
+2398 "Gormenghast. Withdrawn and ruinous it broods in umbra: the immemorial masonry: the towers, the tracts. Is all corroding? No. Through an avenue of spires a zephyr floats; a bird whistles; a freshet beats away from a choked river. Deep in a fist of stone a doll's hand wriggles, warm rebellious on the frozen palm. A shadow shifts its length. A spider stirs... And darkness winds between the characters. - Gormenghast" Mervyn Peake \N 2019-01-02 04:40:11.050571
+2399 "The verb 'to darn' is explained in my pocket dictionary as follows: 'To mend by imitating the texture of the stuff, with thread and needle.' But this definition does not correspond to the work accomplished by good Chinese housewives. When they mend a sock, they do not try 'to imitate the texture of the stuff'. Their art makes no attempt at concealment: it even takes a certain pride in revealing itself." Daniele Varè The Maker of Heavenly Trousers 2019-01-02 04:40:11.312301
+2400 "Keep music and art alive in our schools because the greatness of a country is not measured by wars that are won, by territory annexed or even the size of a deficit. It is measured by the beauty of the art work by talented hands, the sounds of the music created from the heart and by the wonder of the eyes and ears beholding them in joy. Art and music are the windows of the soul of any country. The greater the art created, the greater the country." Clarrissa Lee Moon \N 2019-01-02 04:40:11.592349
+2401 "The Baron told her that only art meant anything." Edward Gorey The Gilded Bat 2019-01-02 04:40:11.861898
+2402 "Boomer had asked her once, in a telephone call from Virginia, “Why does this stuff, these hand-painted hallucinations that don’t do nothin’ but confuse the puddin’ out of a perfectly reasonable wall, why does it mean so much to you?” It was a poor connection, but he could have sworn he heard her say, “In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn’t creak." Tom Robbins Skinny Legs and All 2019-01-02 04:40:12.126856
+2403 "A hundred francs! Oh, dear me! It is worth millions of francs, my child. But my -- dealer -- here tells me that in fact a picture is worth only what someone will give for it. How much money do you have?" Julia took out her purse and counted. "Four francs and twenty sous," she said, looking up at him sadly. "Is that all the money you have in the world?" She nodded. "Then four francs and twenty sous it is." Iain Pears The Dream of Scipio 2019-01-02 04:40:12.386022
+2404 "The darkness behind my closed eyelids was like the cloud-covered sky, but the gray was somewhat deeper. Every few minutes, someone would come and paint over the gray with a different-textured gray - one with a touch of gold or green or red. I was impressed with the variety of grays that existed. Human beings were so strange. All you had to do was sit still for ten minutes, and you could see this amazing variety of grays." Haruki Murakami The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle 2019-01-02 04:40:12.644403
+2407 "Art cannot be bought or sold. It can only be created or destroyed." Iimani David \N 2019-01-02 04:40:13.425089
+2408 "The most effective way of destroying art is the canonization of one given form. And one philosophy." Yevgeny Zamyatin \N 2019-01-02 04:40:13.680961
+2409 "Art does not have to be dull, to be effective; the artist does not have to be a bore, to be real." Burton Raffel 41 Stories 2019-01-02 04:40:13.935778
+2410 "The 'Renaissance' West Butchered the Rest. If I had to choose between an erudite Aristotle and an unknown ‘soulless’ black slave I would choose the latter. The ascendancy of the West was on a heap of bodies of slaves and trampled humanity through colonization" Viktor Vijay Kumar Mona Lisa does not smile anymore 2019-01-02 04:40:14.198399
+2411 "It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances when you're not safe when you're not in the middle of the road..." Danny De Vito \N 2019-01-02 04:40:14.456594
+2412 "I love my old paintings as postulates as fresh starting points but I have to destroy them. I have to make a new manifesto." Georg Baselitz \N 2019-01-02 04:40:14.716303
+2413 "A work of art wastes away and becomes lustreless in surroundings where it has a price but not a value. It radiates only when surrounded by love. It is bound to wilt in a world where the rich have no time and the cultivated no money. But it never harmonizes with borrowed greatness." Ernst Jünger The Glass Bees 2019-01-02 04:40:17.195215
+2414 "It is hard to think of any work of art of which one can say 'this saved the life of one Jew, one Vietnamese, one Cambodian'. Specific books, perhaps; but as far as one can tell, no paintings or sculptures. The difference between us and the artists of the 1920's is that they they thought such a work of art could be made. Perhaps it was a certain naivete that made them think so. But it is certainly our loss that we cannot." Robert Hughes The Shock of the New 2019-01-02 04:40:17.452159
+2415 "SOWING LIGHTNING Seize Bolts of lightning from the sky And plant them in fields of life. They will grow like tender sprouts of fire. Charge somber thoughts With unexpected flash, You, my lightning in the soil!" Visar Zhiti The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry 2019-01-02 04:40:17.711757
+2416 "Please DO waste art materials. Use paper. Empty paint jars. Deplete pens. if it's teaching you stuff, it's not being wasted." Danny Gregory \N 2019-01-02 04:40:17.982225
+2418 "Men say they know many things; But lo! they have taken wings, — The arts and sciences, And a thousand appliances; The wind that blows Is all that any body knows" Henry David Thoreau Walden 2019-01-02 04:40:18.50869
+2419 "This world in which we live needs beauty in order not to sink into despair. It is beauty, like truth, which brings joy to the heart of man and is that precious fruit which resists the year and tear of time, which unites generations and makes them share things in admiration." Pope Paul VI \N 2019-01-02 04:40:18.766517
+2504 "We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery." Dejan Stojanovic \N 2019-01-02 04:40:48.045783
+2420 "At last everything was satisfactorily arranged, and I could not help admiring the setting: these mingled touches betrayed on a small scale the inspiration of a poet, the research of a scientist, the good taste of an artist, the gourmet’s fondness for good food, and the love of flowers, which concealed in their delicate shadows a hint of the love of women" August Strindberg Madman's Defence 2019-01-02 04:40:19.033509
+2422 "Think it a vile habit to alter works of good composers, to omit parts of them, or to insert new-fashioned ornaments. This is the greatest insult you can offer to Art." Robert Schumann Advice to Young Musicians 2019-01-02 04:40:19.548366
+2425 "Art creates an incomparable and unique effect, and, having done so, passes on to other things. Nature, upon the other hand, forgetting that that imitation can be made the sincerest form of insult, keeps on repeating this effect until we all become absolutely wearied of it." Oscar Wilde The Decay of Lying 2019-01-02 04:40:20.361315
+2426 "In a sense, the first (if not necessarily the prime) function of a novelist, of ANY artist, is to entertain. If the poem, painting, play or novel does not immediately engage one's surface interest then it has failed. Whatever else it may or may not be, art is also entertainment. Bad art fails to entertain. Good art does something in addition." Brigid Brophy Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without 2019-01-02 04:40:20.622683
+2427 "Art changes posture and posture changes innocent bystanders." Seth Godin Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? 2019-01-02 04:40:20.879408
+2428 "Art and commerce are not irreconciliable, they are inextricably intertwined." Nicholas Meyer \N 2019-01-02 04:40:21.141769
+2429 "The main thing for inner contentment is to be in a state of grace. And there is an artistic state of grace, for art is a kind of religion." Georges Rodenbach The Bells of Bruges 2019-01-02 04:40:21.39975
+2430 "The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. " Paul Strand \N 2019-01-02 04:40:21.654718
+2433 "The spaces between the perceiver and the thing perceived can [...] be closed with a shout of recognition." Timothy Findley The Wars 2019-01-02 04:40:22.43961
+2434 "Art makes the spirit soar. And when the spirit is lifted, life follows." Adriana Trigiani Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers 2019-01-02 04:40:22.696596
+2435 "What are works of art for? to educate, to be standards. To produce is of little use unless what we produce is known, is widely known, the wider known the better, for it is by being known that it works, it influences, it does its duty, it does good. We must try, then, to be known, aim at it, take means to it. And this without puffing in the process or pride in the success." Gerard Manley Hopkins Letters to Robert Bridges and Correspondence with Richard Watson Dixon 2019-01-02 04:40:22.956384
+2436 "Like punk rock, like Jackson Pollock, like Jack Kerouac, it was truly human, a mix of perfect beauty and cathartic error." Yann Martel The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios 2019-01-02 04:40:23.226802
+2437 "Part came from Lane, and part from D.H. Lawrence; Gide, though I didn't know it then, gave part. They taught me to express my deep abhorrence If I caught anyone preferring Art To Life and Love and being Pure-in-heart. I lived with crooks but seldom was molested; The Pure-in-heart can never be arrested." W.H. Auden Letters from Iceland 2019-01-02 04:40:23.497357
+2438 "The effect of studying masterpieces is to make me admire and do otherwise. So it must be on every original artist to some degree, on me to a marked degree. (from notes on 'Heraclitean Fire')" Gerard Manley Hopkins The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins 2019-01-02 04:40:23.759864
+2439 "I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle." Frederick Frank \N 2019-01-02 04:40:24.016264
+2440 "While art should never become exclusionary and elitist, any culture which fails to support its artists is only contributing to its own impoverishment. (Beyond Religion, p. 122)" David N. Elkins \N 2019-01-02 04:40:24.27277
+2441 "cease to regard the canvas as a surface on which to paint a picture, but instead as a surface on which to record an event" Harold Rosenberg \N 2019-01-02 04:40:24.529973
+2603 "Why do we argue? Life's so fragile, a successful virus clinging to a speck of mud, suspended in endless nothing." Alan Moore Watchmen 2019-01-02 05:03:48.10325
+2445 "Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it." Albrecht Dürer \N 2019-01-02 04:40:27.651827
+2446 "Then Martine said: "So yuo will be poor now all your life, Babette?" Poor?" said Babette. She smiled as if to herself. "No, I shall never be poor. I told you that I am a great artist. A great artist, Mesdames, is never poor.We have something, Mesdames, of which other people know nothing." Isak Dinesen \N 2019-01-02 04:40:27.917016
+2448 "In a cement park across the street is this giant sculpture. It is a giant umbrella frame lying on its side. It's green. Stand under it, during a rainstorm, you'll still get wet - that's why it's art." Peter Hedges What's Eating Gilbert Grape 2019-01-02 04:40:28.451513
+2450 "There's a point at which when I start to know a man well--this isn't true of women--I wonder whether there's something in him that's evil. Something that's pure and can't be touched. This quality of evil may be related to the quality of artistry, for an artist has the same characteristics." Kathy Acker My Mother: Demonology 2019-01-02 04:40:28.973476
+2451 "He doesn't believe in talking too much about art, especially while you're looking at it. The pressure to appreciate is the great enemy of actual enjoyment. Most people don't know what they like because they feel obligated to like so many different things. They feel they're supposed to be overwhelmed, so instead of looking, they spend their time thinking up something to say, something intelligent, or at least clever." Robert Hellenga The Sixteen Pleasures 2019-01-02 04:40:29.232835
+2452 "The material's out there, a calm lake waiting for us to dive in." Beverly Lowry \N 2019-01-02 04:40:29.487737
+2453 "he best thing to do is to loosen my grip on my pen and let it go wandering about until it finds an entrance. There must be one – everything depends on the circumstances, a rule applicable as much to literary style as to life. Each word tugs another one along, one idea another, and that is how books, governments and revolutions are made – some even say that is how Nature created her species." Machado de Assis \N 2019-01-02 04:40:29.744566
+2454 "One great function of the arts is to keep ideals alive in a culture that does not yet realize them." Susan Neiman Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists 2019-01-02 04:40:30.007125
+2455 "Sculpture is what you bump into when you back up to see a painting." Barnett Newman \N 2019-01-02 04:40:30.268004
+2456 "Entertainment is business: the business of fucking art in the face." Eugene Mirman The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life 2019-01-02 04:40:30.52981
+2457 "The morality of art consists, for everyone, in the side that flatters its own interests. People do not like literature." Gustave Flaubert Bouvard and Pecuchet 2019-01-02 04:40:30.798709
+2484 "If you ask a twenty-one-year-old poet whose poetry he likes, he might say, unblushing, "Nobody's," In his youth, he has not yet understood that poets like poetry, and novelists like novels; he himself likes only the role, the thought of himself in a hat." Annie Dillard The Writing Life 2019-01-02 04:40:40.506537
+2485 "Oneness is not sameness." Lois Farfel Stark The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times 2019-01-02 04:40:40.767512
+2505 "Gene [Siskel] often mentioned something François Truffaut once told him: the most beautiful sight in a movie theater is to walk down to the front, turn around, and look at the light from the screen reflected on the upturned faces of the members of the audience." Roger Ebert \N 2019-01-02 04:40:48.314172
+2576 "I mean really, how could an artistic individual stay grounded in the nitty-gritty of how many minutes per pound meat has to stay in the oven when trying to fathom the creative philosophy behind the greatest artistic minds of the world?" E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:41:11.700855
+2460 "In effect, painting is the still memory of [the artist's] human motion, and our individual responses to it depend on who we are, on our character, which underlines the simple truth that no person leaves himself behind in order to look at a painting." Siri Hustvedt Mysteries of the Rectangle: Essays on Painting 2019-01-02 04:40:31.585907
+2461 "There is only one thing left for you to do,” John Sloan advised one artist. “Pull off your socks and try with your feet." Ross Wetzsteon Republic of Dreams: Greenwich Village: The American Bohemia 1910-1960 2019-01-02 04:40:31.845643
+2462 "The artist must manage to make posterity believe that he never existed." Gustave Flaubert \N 2019-01-02 04:40:32.102467
+2463 "Well then – I see two ways of letting things take their course – Create one’s own sensations with the help of a flamboyant collision of rare words – not often, mind you – or else neatly draw the angles, the squares, the entire geometry of feelings – those of the moment, naturally." Jacques Vache \N 2019-01-02 04:40:32.360941
+2464 "He who wars against the arts, wars not against nations, but against all mankind." Arthur Urbane Dilley \N 2019-01-02 04:40:32.631243
+2465 "Some say art is our highest form of hope. . . . Perhaps it's our only hope." Roma Tearne Mosquito 2019-01-02 04:40:32.886394
+2466 "There is a common tendency to turn off one's imagination at certain points and refuse to contemplate the possibility of having to do certain things and cope with the attendant moral problems. The things simply get done by the social machine, and one can keep one's clear conscience and one's moral indignation unsullied." John Fraser Violence in the Arts 2019-01-02 04:40:33.14998
+2467 "Art can only progress towards its own self-annihilation." Richard Appignanesi \N 2019-01-02 04:40:33.408555
+2468 "Art makes murder into the supreme image of Beauty and in doing so sets free the vengeful God. (referring to Jean Lorrain's LE VICE ERRANT) " Jennifer Birkett \N 2019-01-02 04:40:33.697245
+2469 "In my box of sound bites there are no jackhammers, no snowmobiles, no Jet Skis, no children wailing. Music but no Muzak. It's my box. Put what you want in yours." Joan Oliver Goldsmith How Can We Keep from Singing: Music and the Passionate Life 2019-01-02 04:40:33.957855
+2471 "Within this new work of art a creature from beyond the reach of Humanity has insinuated herself and now lurks there at the heart of the mystery, a power unimagined before our time." Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Tomorrow's Eve 2019-01-02 04:40:34.475856
+2472 "Time is, in fact, a cross to bear, it passes on inexorably and remorselessly, destroying everything in its wake, save art and works of the intellect." Jack Schmitt \N 2019-01-02 04:40:34.736062
+2474 "I know that your soul is on life support and that you feel lost and like you’re completely spinning out of control, but you’re finding yourself — here, tonight… even in this darkness." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:40:37.901151
+2475 "Your personal truth is your gift to the world." Jennifer Elisabeth \N 2019-01-02 04:40:38.165694
+2476 "You were born an original work of art. Stay original." Suzy Kassem \N 2019-01-02 04:40:38.423554
+2477 "Art cannot save anybody from anything." Gilbert Sorrentino The Moon in Its Flight 2019-01-02 04:40:38.681944
+2478 "SELF PORTRAIT: Throwing Armfuls of Air into the Air" Jandy Nelson I'll Give You the Sun 2019-01-02 04:40:38.948703
+2479 "Erik Satie died on July 1, 1925; his last words were 'Ah, the cows..." John Richardson A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years: 1917-1932 2019-01-02 04:40:39.204121
+2480 "An original is worth more than a copy." Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:40:39.469702
+2481 "Originals cost more than imitations." Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 04:40:39.726162
+2482 "Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art." Charles McCabe \N 2019-01-02 04:40:39.982631
+2483 "In 1881, being on a visit to Boston, my wife and I found ourselves in the Parker House with the Moncure Daniel Conway My Pilgrimage to the Wise Men of the East 2019-01-02 04:40:40.245091
+2487 "I have always thought that great artists were those who dared to confer the right of beauty on things so natural that people say on seeing them, "Why did I never realize before that that was beautiful too?" André Gide The Immoralist 2019-01-02 04:40:41.294252
+2490 "I've never been somewhere I belonged, but there are places where I think I could be happy. Like San Francisco. Well, do art museums count? Because I feel like I belong in them." Heather Demetrios I'll Meet You There 2019-01-02 04:40:42.105236
+2493 "Everything, indeed, in a work of art should be unedited,--and even the words, by the manner of grouping them, of shaping them to new meanings,--and one often regrets having an alphabet familiar to too many half-lettered persons." Remy de Gourmont The Book of Masks 2019-01-02 04:40:42.913277
+2494 "An apocryphal story recounts the dilhemma of a man during the Civil War who could not decide whether to join the Confederate or Union forces. Finally he put on a gray coat and blue pants, and both sides shot him." John Frohnmayer Leaving Town Alive 2019-01-02 04:40:43.176241
+2495 "Concentrate on a single feature – as, build all toward one eye – make all lines lead toward that eye. (Robert Henri)" Robert Henri \N 2019-01-02 04:40:43.433791
+2496 "as if it were a point of honor—which, indeed, a point of art often is." Vladimir Nabokov \N 2019-01-02 04:40:43.721228
+2498 "The only benefit of a Campbell's soup can by Andy Warhol (and it is an immense benefit) is that it releases us from the need to decide between beautiful and ugly, between real and unreal, between transcendence and immanence." Jean Baudrillard The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena 2019-01-02 04:40:44.250323
+2499 "Love is an art and this love lacks artists." Javaria Waseem You and Her 2019-01-02 04:40:44.521177
+2500 "The Moms revealed that if you're not crazy then speaking to someone who isn't there is termed David Foster Wallace Infinite Jest 2019-01-02 04:40:44.775747
+2501 "Love is artists' foremost muse." A.G. Stranger \N 2019-01-02 04:40:45.033441
+2502 "Masterpieces aren't just limited to canvas." Anthony T Hincks \N 2019-01-02 04:40:45.304073
+2503 "I've become like one of those people I hate, the sort who go to the museum and, instead of looking at the magnificent Brueghel, take a picture of it, reducing it from art to proof. It's not "Look what Brueghel did, painted this masterpiece" but "Look what I did, went to Rotterdam and stood in front of a Brueghel painting!" David Sedaris Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls 2019-01-02 04:40:47.779268
+2507 "Through art they confuse us and blind us to our enslavement. Art adorns our prison walls, keeps us silent and diverted and indifferent." Jim Morrison The Lords and the New Creatures 2019-01-02 04:40:48.842366
+2508 "I'm never proud of my old work. I always feel as though my skills have since improved." Criss Jami Killosophy 2019-01-02 04:40:49.096622
+2509 "It's often about the simple things, isn't it? Painting and photography are first about seeing, they say. Writing is about observing. Technique is secondary. Sometimes the simple is the most difficult." Linda Olsson \N 2019-01-02 04:40:49.360248
+2510 "If you can change the way you think in time you will notice a change in your heart and also a change in your life and the way you see things." The Prolific Penman Real Expression's of Words Never Heard the Poet, the Man, the Idea 2019-01-02 04:40:49.617469
+2511 "If you can't focus then how do you expect to make your dreams come true?" The Prolific Penman \N 2019-01-02 04:40:49.876329
+2512 "Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony. The sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed. The order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish. Everything would break up in chaos. There would be no seasons, no civilization, no thought, no humanity; even life would give way, and the impotent void would reign everywhere." Guillaume Apollinaire \N 2019-01-02 04:40:50.154186
+2514 "Sound unbound by nature becomes bounded by art." Dejan Stojanovic \N 2019-01-02 04:40:50.672948
+2515 "Prayer is an insurance policy that you can never lapse on." The Prolific Penman \N 2019-01-02 04:40:50.925994
+2517 "Magic is the stunning art of surprising your audience, so that nothing else surprises them." Amit Kalantri \N 2019-01-02 04:40:51.453539
+2518 "The problem with a popular art form is that those who want something more are in a hopeless minority compared with the millions who are always seeing it for the first time, or for the reassurance and gratification of seeing the conventions fulfilled again." Pauline Kael Going Steady: Film Writings, 1968-1969 2019-01-02 04:40:51.714158
+2519 "I'm a peasant I'm the muzhik A pest you're destined to play the music And yes it's pleasant to say it's beauty I'm Indebted to rest respecting it truly" Criss Jami Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality 2019-01-02 04:40:51.971693
+2521 "However, as words become particularized, and as men begin - in however small a way - to use them in personal, arbitrary ways, so their transformation into art begins." Yukio Mishima Sun and Steel 2019-01-02 04:40:52.519176
+2522 "An artist can respect the backfield of fact before which every human being stands and choose not to address those facts." Tom Bissell Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation 2019-01-02 04:40:52.775037
+2523 "Art is apotheosis; often, the complaint of beauty." Dejan Stojanovic \N 2019-01-02 04:40:53.031612
+2557 "But maybe that's how it is with art. You suffer, and in the end, everyone thinks it's cool." Tom Dolby \N 2019-01-02 04:41:04.858478
+2525 "We always search for the signature of God to prove His existence. And now I say unto you that Art is His very signature!" Mehmet Murat ildan \N 2019-01-02 04:40:54.599993
+2526 "Would Turner have slept through such terrific drama? Absolutely not! Anyone in my business who slept through that would be a fool. I don't keep office hours." Martin Gayford A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney 2019-01-02 04:40:54.896204
+2527 "Art is my Life." Olivia Sinaga \N 2019-01-02 04:40:55.163257
+2528 "Art is art. You can take it or leave it. Liking it or not liking it does not make you a better person, and who you like or dislike results in the same thing." Trent Zelazny \N 2019-01-02 04:40:55.425537
+2529 "Only after seeing the winter, do you comprehend the richness of summer. This was a big theme, and one I could confidently do: the infinite variety of nature." Martin Gayford A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney 2019-01-02 04:40:55.689534
+2530 "The more successful the work, the more people will step in to try to influence and manipulate the work for their own benefit." Michael Gungor The Crowd, The Critic And The Muse: A Book For Creators 2019-01-02 04:40:55.948344
+2531 "Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made - I try to act in the gap." Robert Rauschenberg \N 2019-01-02 04:40:56.206775
+2532 "Art and life are seen to be rich and mutually enriching" Neville Weston The Reach of Modern Art: A Concise History 2019-01-02 04:40:56.478551
+2533 "Art, as I see it, is any human activity which doesn’t grow out of either of our species’ two basic instincts: survival and reproduction." Scott McCloud Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art 2019-01-02 04:40:58.571878
+2534 "I've been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black." Pierre-Auguste Renoir \N 2019-01-02 04:40:58.828784
+2535 "While art thrives on the blazing colours of scandal, literature blossoms on the dark soil of tragedy." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:40:59.095387
+2536 "practice makes better" Brian Lies \N 2019-01-02 04:40:59.355104
+2537 "One thing a man must have: either a naturally light disposition or a disposition lightened by art and knowledge." Friedrich Nietzsche Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits 2019-01-02 04:40:59.628392
+2538 "No man owns me. All man can do is practice the timeless, criminal art of threatening to separate my soul from her physical host." Tiffany Madison \N 2019-01-02 04:40:59.883983
+2539 "(T)he increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment, and growth of the arts." Galileo Galilei \N 2019-01-02 04:41:00.137677
+2540 "Approach a great painting as thou wouldst approach a great prince." Kakuzō Okakura The Book of Tea 2019-01-02 04:41:00.393141
+2541 "Art has nothing to do with taste. Art is not there to be tasted" Max Ernst \N 2019-01-02 04:41:00.656267
+2542 "Art builds upon art, builds upon art...nothing is purely original. We're all inspired by something...or someone. It's a never-ending chain of ideas...and it's magical." Shannon Taylor Hodnett \N 2019-01-02 04:41:00.915773
+2543 "A life without books is a thirsty life, and one without poetry a life without pictures." Stephen King \N 2019-01-02 04:41:01.175342
+2544 "Look, I don't see why bad artists - I mean artists who are obviously incompetent... - why they should be presented hypocritically as good artists just because they're supposed to be advancing the frontiers of freedom of expression or... ...demonstrating that there should be no limit on subject matter." Anthony Burgess Earthly Powers 2019-01-02 04:41:01.432121
+2545 "Whistler,' Manet called. 'How's your mother?" Christopher Moore Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art 2019-01-02 04:41:01.687084
+2546 "The true artist plays mad with his soul, labors at the very lip of the volcano, but remembers and clings to his purpose, which is as strong as the dream. He is not someone possessed, like Cassandra, but a passionate, easily tempted explorer who fully intends to get home again, like Odysseus." John Gardner \N 2019-01-02 04:41:01.94504
+2547 "Because the world has gone nutty and art always paints the spirit of its times" Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land 2019-01-02 04:41:02.221566
+2548 "Too Clear, too clean. The problem was precision, perfection; the problem was "digitization" which sucked the life out of everything that got smeared through its microscopic mesh. Film, photography, music: dead. "An aesthetic holocaust!" Jennifer Egan A Visit from the Goon Squad 2019-01-02 04:41:02.482508
+2549 "This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is art." James Baldwin \N 2019-01-02 04:41:02.755072
+2550 "(The Mona Lisa), that really is the ugliest portrait I’ve seen, the only thing that supposedly makes it famous is the mystery behind it,” Katherine admitted as she remembered her trips to the Louvre and how she shook her head at the poor tourists crowding around to see a jaundiced, eyebrow-less lady that reminded her of tight-lipped Washington on the dollar bill. Surely, they could have chosen a better portrait of the First President for their currency?" E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:41:03.015715
+2551 "[Picasso] loved...women for the sexual, carnivorous impulses they aroused in him. Mixing blood and sperm, he exalted women in his paintings, imposed his violence on them, and sentenced them to death once he felt their mystery had been discharged and the sexual power they instilled in him had dulled... Women were his prey. He was the Minotaur. These were bloody, indecent bullfights from which he always emerged the dazzling victor." Marina Picasso \N 2019-01-02 04:41:03.27647
+2552 "[Poetry] was a form of incantation, a means of welding the world inside his head to the one that surrounded him, words the fiery chain that bound it all together." Elizabeth Hand Radiant Days 2019-01-02 04:41:03.541472
+2553 "Carrie felt this as a personal reproof. She read "Dora Thorne," or had a great deal in the past. It seemed only fair to her, but she supposed that people thought it very fine. Now this clear- eyed, fine-headed youth, who looked something like a student to her, made fun of it. It was poor to him, not worth reading. She looked down, and for the first time felt the pain of not understanding." Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie 2019-01-02 04:41:03.816747
+2555 "Admittedly, art is somewhat like spit. It does not repulse or even worry is while it is still inside of us, but once it exits our body, it becomes disgusting." Ivan Brunetti \N 2019-01-02 04:41:04.333352
+2556 "This highest kind of truth is never something the artist takes as given. It's not his point of departure but his goal. Though the artist has beliefs, like other people, he realizes that a salient characteristic of art is its radical openness to persuasion. Even those beliefs he's surest of, the artist puts under pressure to see if they will stand." John Gardner The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers 2019-01-02 04:41:04.590381
+2559 "more to be a human being with" Gary D. Schmidt \N 2019-01-02 04:41:05.3762
+2560 "The notes I can handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes-ah, that is where the art resides." Artur Schnabel \N 2019-01-02 04:41:05.63197
+2562 "gurl,if you were a flower I will plant you in heart,watering you with my blood and cover you with my body." knight mayor \N 2019-01-02 04:41:06.150305
+2565 "... food is not simply organic fuel to keep body and soul together, it is a perishable art that must be savoured at the peak of perfection." E.A. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, 2019-01-02 04:41:08.772974
+2566 "It was amazing what an hour with her sketchpad could do for her mood. She was sure that the lines she drew with her black marker were going to save her years of worry lines in the future." Victoria Kahler Their Friend Scarlet 2019-01-02 04:41:09.0271
+2567 "That is one of the functions of art: to present what the narrow and desperately practical perspectives of real life exclude." C.S. Lewis On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature 2019-01-02 04:41:09.28981
+2569 "What is the difference between “creator” and “craftsman”? The one who creates bestows being itself, he brings something out of nothing— Pope John Paul II Letter to Artists 2019-01-02 04:41:09.821023
+2570 "I haven't the slightest idea what art is, but to be a painter is something of which you have to prove." Wayne Thiebaud \N 2019-01-02 04:41:10.080238
+2571 "drugged to sleep by repetition of the diurnal round, the monotonous sorrow of the finite, within       I am awake repairing in dirt the frayed immaculate thread forced by being to watch the birth of suns" Frank Bidart Star Dust 2019-01-02 04:41:10.353427
+2572 "How can you tell when a piece is finished?'I asked. 'You can't,' he said flatly. 'All you can tell is when you can't do any more to it. And then you need to stop because if you don't, you will spoil it." Mary Hoffman David 2019-01-02 04:41:10.614065
+2574 "Parameters are the things you bounce off to create art." Neil Gaiman \N 2019-01-02 04:41:11.146095
+2577 "Perhaps what matters is not the human pain or joy at all but, rather, the play of shadow and light on a live body, the harmony of trifles a unique and inimitable way." Vladimir Nabokov \N 2019-01-02 04:41:11.958694
+2578 "It's ugly, but is it art?" Randall Jarrell Pictures from an Institution 2019-01-02 04:41:12.2243
+2579 "Some part of me knew that I could play this part well, or better than well. But I was almost afraid to play it. The line between stage and life was so fragile here that I felt a risk of losing myself somehow." J. B. Cheaney \N 2019-01-02 04:41:12.479657
+2580 "I pastiche, I quote, I lie. Fake, forge, forage, fabricate, copy, borrow, transform, steal. I illusion. I’m a genuine deceiver, a shy sham artist." Shawna Lemay \N 2019-01-02 04:41:12.736486
+2582 "I sat there and my love to him poured out more and more, and, lo, he flew down to a stump, and then to my knee. I knew beyond a shadow of doubt that the important thing is the love that goes out from oneself." Agnes Grinstead Anderson Approaching the Magic Hour: Memories of Walter Anderson 2019-01-02 04:41:13.254928
+2583 "And that, I guessed, was the aim of the Lord Chamberlain's Men: to serve up rich helpings of life to their audiences, to introduce them to people they would never otherwise meet, to stretch their minds and heart to fill a greater world." J. B. Cheaney The Playmaker 2019-01-02 04:41:13.510959
+2584 "Our tragedy is their beauty. Our pain is their art. The beatific bereavement that is our life captured on a canvas for all the world to see." Solange nicole \N 2019-01-02 04:41:13.765512
+2585 "The painted aircraft took on sunlight and pulse. Sweeps of color, bands and spatters, airy washes, the force of saturated light—the whole thing oddly personal, a sense of one painter’s hand moved by impulse and afterthought as much as by epic design. I hadn’t expected to register such pleasure and sensation. The air was color-scrubbed, coppers and ochers burning off the metal skin of the aircraft to exchange with the framing desert." Don DeLillo \N 2019-01-02 04:41:14.031288
+2586 "But it wasn’t. Sex is not the most intimate thing two lovers can do. Even when the sex is beautiful. Even when it’s perfect.” Millie drew a deep breath as if she remembered how perfect it had truly been. “The most intimate thing we can do is to allow the people we love most to see us at our worst. At our lowest. At our weakest. True intimacy happens when nothing is perfect. And I don’t think you’re ready to be intimate with me, David." Amy Harmon The Song of David 2019-01-02 05:01:18.510992
+2587 "I'm running as if the force of the wind whipping around my body will be enough to keep all the pieces of me from crumbling." Beth Revis A Million Suns 2019-01-02 05:01:18.773041
+2588 "Not everyone who died had left a "memory" and not everyone who had left a memory had left a "blessed" one. Therefore, not all have died should be tagged "...of a blessed memory" Israelmore Ayivor \N 2019-01-02 05:01:19.036844
+2590 "Life's too short, make the most of it." Tom Cassell \N 2019-01-02 05:01:19.577327
+2591 "Some quote here" Bruce Lee Tao of Jeet Kune Do 2019-01-02 05:01:19.833217
+2592 "Stop tagging everyone into your life's profile. For all you don't know, some will neither comment nor commend you; some may not like or hike with you! Evil companies corrupt good morals... Watch who goes with you and why! life soooo well!!" Israelmore Ayivor The Great Hand Book of Quotes 2019-01-02 05:01:20.088157
+2593 "He walked out without his money. The lesson to me was clear: hold onto your integrity at all costs. Never compromise on that." Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Blankets become Jackets 2019-01-02 05:01:20.347297
+2598 "If you could be either God’s worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?" Chuck Palahniuk Fight Club 2019-01-02 05:03:46.779563
+2599 "Lack of originality, everywhere, all over the world, from time immemorial, has always been considered the foremost quality and the recommendation of the active, efficient and practical man." Fyodor Dostoevsky The Idiot 2019-01-02 05:03:47.037205
+2600 "Do you know what punishments I've endured for my crimes, my sins? None. I am proof of the absurdity of men's most treasured abstractions. A just universe wouldn't tolerate my existence." Brent Weeks The Way of Shadows 2019-01-02 05:03:47.305023
+2601 "There must be somebody there, because somebody must have said "Nobody." A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh 2019-01-02 05:03:47.562198
+2602 "Man was matter, that was Snowden's secret. Drop him out a window, and he'll fall. Set fire to him and he'll burn. Bury him and he'll rot, like other kinds of garbage. The spirit gone, man is garbage. That was Snowden's secret. Ripeness was all." Joseph Heller Catch-22 2019-01-02 05:03:47.825174
+2604 "The point is there ain't no point." Cormac McCarthy No Country for Old Men 2019-01-02 05:03:48.356873
+2605 "If we believe in nothing, if nothing has any meaning and if we can affirm no values whatsoever, then everything is possible and nothing has any importance." Albert Camus The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt 2019-01-02 05:03:48.614022
+2607 "I think we are just insects, we live a bit and then die and that’s the lot. There’s no mercy in things. There’s not even a Great Beyond. There’s nothing." John Fowles The Collector 2019-01-02 05:03:49.276843
+2608 "Nihilism is a natural consequence of a culture (or civilization) ruled and regulated by categories that mask manipulation, mastery and domination of peoples and nature." Cornel West The Cornel West Reader 2019-01-02 05:03:49.535755
+2609 "Disappear Here. The syringe fills with blood. You're a beautiful boy and that's all that matters. Wonder if he's for sale. People are afraid to merge. To merge." Bret Easton Ellis Less Than Zero 2019-01-02 05:03:49.799849
+2611 "If you live today, you breath in nihilism ... it's the gas you breathe. If I hadn't had the Church to fight it with or to tell me the necessity of fighting it, I would be the stinkingest logical positivist you ever saw right now." Flannery O'Connor \N 2019-01-02 05:03:50.314163
+2612 "I sat on the bed. I looked at the Rorschach blot. I tried to make it look like a spreading tree, shadows pooled beneath it, but it didn't. It looked more like a dead cat I once found, the fat, glistening grubs writhing blindly, squirming over each other, frantically tunneling away from the light. But even that isn't the real horror. The horror is this: in the end, it is simply a picture of empty meaningless blackness." Alan Moore Watchmen 2019-01-02 05:03:50.570758
+2613 "It is a self-deception of philosophers and moralists to imagine that they escape decadence by opposing it. That is beyond their will; and, however little they acknowledge it, one later discovers that they were among the most powerful promoters of decadence." Friedrich Nietzsche The Will to Power 2019-01-02 05:03:50.840937
+2616 "We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation." Anthon St. Maarten \N 2019-01-02 05:03:51.647388
+2618 "We are living in the era of premeditation and the perfect crime. Our criminals are no longer helpless children who could plead love as their excuse. On the contrary, they are adults and the have the perfect alibi: philosophy, which can be used for any purpose - even for transforming murderers into judges." Albert Camus The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt 2019-01-02 05:03:52.179838
+2634 "Certainty is not to be had. But as we learn this we become not more moral but more resigned. We become nihilists." Allen Wheelis The Moralist 2019-01-02 05:03:58.71235
+2619 "I must add... my gratitude to you for the attention with which you have listened to me, for, from my numerous observations, our Liberals are never capable of letting anyone else have a conviction of his own without at once meeting their opponent with abuse or even something worse." Fyodor Dostoevsky The Idiot 2019-01-02 05:03:52.434378
+2623 "The perfectly ordinary girl and the great philosopher are alike: for both, the smallest triviality can become the vision that wipes out the world." Yukio Mishima The Decay of the Angel 2019-01-02 05:03:53.492656
+2626 "Nothing exists; even if something exists, nothing can be known about it; and even if something can be known about it, knowledge about it can't be communicated to others." Gorgias \N 2019-01-02 05:03:56.613028
+2627 "Atheism, true 'existential' atheism burning with hatred of a seemingly unjust or unmerciful God, is a spiritual state; it is a real attempt to grapple with the true God.… Nietzsche, in calling himself Antichrist, proved thereby his intense hunger for Christ." Seraphim Rose Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age 2019-01-02 05:03:56.867166
+2628 "There is no other world. Nor even this one. What, then, is there? The inner smile provoked in us by the patent nonexistence of both." Emil Cioran \N 2019-01-02 05:03:57.137395
+2633 "He was simply someone who floated through our lives and didn't seem to care how flatly he perceived everyone or that he'd shared our secret failures with the world, showcasing the youthful indifference, the gleaming nihilism, glamorizing the horror of it all." Bret Easton Ellis Imperial Bedrooms 2019-01-02 05:03:58.456959
+2636 "The priest therefore saw what the anchorite could not. That God needs no witness. Neither to himself nor against. The truth is rather that if there were no God then there could be no witness for there could be no identity to the world but only each man's opinion of it. The priest saw that there is no man who is elect because there is no man who is not. To God every man is a heretic." Cormac McCarthy \N 2019-01-02 05:03:59.227226
+2637 "Despite its successes, in the end, philosophical thinking always falls short of its real goal. It involves both the wonder of aspiring toward the Truth and the distress of falling short of that Truth. In this way, philosophy can be characterized as wondrous distress." John Marmysz The Path of Philosophy: Truth, Wonder, and Distress 2019-01-02 05:03:59.484816
+2639 "That's the trouble with you preachers," he said. "You've all got too good to believe in anything," and he drove off with a look of disgust and righteousness." Flannery O'Connor Wise Blood 2019-01-02 05:04:00.017175
+2640 "I like the idea of a black sun; like a black hole in space, sucking everything into darkness, where we came from and where we're heading" Irvine Welsh The Blade Artist 2019-01-02 05:04:00.290505
+2641 "Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness and dies by chance." Jean-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:04:00.565022
+2643 "Nothing matters very much and most things don't matter at all." Arthur Balfour \N 2019-01-02 05:04:01.097437
+2644 "I’ve always been suspicious of the assumption that great intelligence would be an unqualified benefit— that the madness that so often accompanies it can be cavalierly dismissed. So I asked the question: Suppose there were an entire subpopulation of extreme geniuses, well beyond anything that would occur naturally. What would that really look like?" Andrew M. Ryan The Labbitt Halsey Protocol 2019-01-02 05:04:01.355864
+2645 "Sometimes I wish I had not woken up from a beautiful dream, and continued dreaming within sleep upon sleep until I become a dream itself. Because sometimes waking up is more frightening than a nightmare." Danny Castillones Sillada \N 2019-01-02 05:04:01.611163
+2647 "… the major enemy of black survival in America has been and is neither oppression nor exploitation but rather the nihilistic threat—that is, loss of hope and absence of meaning. For as long as hope remains and meaning is preserved, the possibility of overcoming oppression stays alive. The self-fulfilling prophecy of the nihilistic threat is that without hope there can be no future, that without meaning there can be no struggle." Cornel West Race Matters 2019-01-02 05:04:02.152458
+2648 "You have to take an interest in something in life, I told myself. I wondered what could interest me, now that I was finished with love. I could take a course in wine tasting, maybe, or start collecting model aeroplanes." Michel Houellebecq Soumission 2019-01-02 05:04:02.411184
+2649 "I feel as if I had been born dead under American bombardment." Stefan Bolea Gothic 2019-01-02 05:04:02.682094
+2650 "In account after account of exorcisms the demonic voices will propound nihilism of one variety or another." J.R.R. Tolkien The Return of the King 2019-01-02 05:04:02.936357
+2652 "Maybe I should have gone into politics. If you were a political activist, election season brought moments of intensity, whichever side you were on, and meanwhile here I was inarguably withering away," Michel Houllebecq \N 2019-01-02 05:04:03.451251
+2654 "I whispered to my heart “Is everything meaningless?” “It doesn’t really matter,” It smiled. “Nothing matters." Juansen Dizon I Am The Architect of My Own Destruction 2019-01-02 05:04:05.83845
+2658 "Bruno withdrew from the field of history more resolutely than Vigo; that is why I prefer the former’s retrospect but the latter’s prospect. As an anarch, I am determined to go along with nothing, ultimately take nothing seriously – at least not nihilistically, but rather as a border guard in no man’s land, who sharpens his eyes and ears between the tides." Ernst Jünger Eumeswil 2019-01-02 05:04:06.893572
+2660 "The hunger for believing in good things, usually turns up as starvation." Mladen Đorđević Svetioničar - Pritajeno zlo 2019-01-02 05:04:07.420186
+2661 "Whereas a belief in an absurd world arises out of the fundamental disharmony of a person searching for meaning in an apparently meaninglessness universe, an existential nihilist displays impassive intellectual stoicism towards their eventual mortality while embracing a passionate artistic commitment to munity against the underlying syndrome of insignificance and confusion encasing life." Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 05:04:07.681745
+2663 "You aren't rich if you have to be careful." Dennis Canfield Hardly Even Rich 2019-01-02 05:04:08.229008
+2688 "My quietness is a consequence of my deeply entrenched nihilism. I don’t believe there is any real value in my or anyone else’s speaking, and I think that all of human existence is fundamentally unimportant." Emily R. Austin Oh Honey 2019-01-02 05:04:16.726929
+2665 "Our planet is a freak which we shall destroy by our own wicked senseless activities in the next century. Our history will very soon come to an end. Now that God is dead, we are at last presented with the truth, yes, the truth remains, but it is on a short lead. Anyway, we are nothing and it matters not what we do." Iris Murdoch The Green Knight 2019-01-02 05:04:08.742419
+2666 "There are philosophers who say life is meaningless. But it's really the concept of meaning that is meaningless." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:09.145597
+2667 "Nihilism brings us down to earth by forcing us to confront our puniness, our failures and our finitude. It reminds us that we are not gods, and thus helps to put us back into our appropriate place." John Marmysz Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings 2019-01-02 05:04:09.413494
+2668 "Expect nothing. Everything else is a sweet surprise." Lee Tockar \N 2019-01-02 05:04:09.673552
+2669 "No! No! I refuse to believe it. I'm sure you've often wished there was an after-life.' Of course I had, I told him. Everybody has that wish at times. But that had no more importance than wishing to be rich, or to swim very fast, or have a better-shaped mouth." Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:04:09.929015
+2670 "From a cosmic perspective, I'm simply an accident that has nothing to lose. Why take it all so seriously?" Vizi Andrei Mental Medicine: An Antibiotic For Subtle, Contemporary Life Problems 2019-01-02 05:04:10.195415
+2671 "Hell is other people" Jean Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:04:10.453531
+2672 "They see a void. I see everything that fills it." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:10.709591
+2673 "It wasn't only the boosted experiences that bothered Rant. It was dipshit kids done up as soldiers and princesses and witches. Eating cake flavored with artificial vanilla. Celebrating a harvest that didn't occur anymore. Fruit punch that came from a factory. A ritual to placate ghosts, or whatever bullshit Halloween does, practiced by people who had no awareness of that. What bothered Rant was the fake, bullshit nature of everything." Chuck Palahniuk (author) \N 2019-01-02 05:04:10.977032
+2675 "I might have been vaguely inclined to dismiss the stone angel as meaningless, and to go from there to the meaninglessness of all. But after I saw what Krebbs had done, in particular what he had done to my sweet cat, nihilism was not for me. Somebody or something did not wish me to be a nihilist." Kurt Vonnegut Cat's Cradle 2019-01-02 05:04:11.504394
+2676 "Creative nihilism, aggressive pity, total misanthropy." Willem Frederik Hermans \N 2019-01-02 05:04:11.767374
+2679 "We're the middle children of the history, no purpose or place, we have no Great war, no Great depression, our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives" Chuck Palahniuk Fight Club 2019-01-02 05:04:12.565448
+2681 "It's better to be a total nihilist than to have beliefs that set you apart from other people." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:13.087119
+2682 "Unless you don't get the sense that everything is senseless, you are not making any sense to me" Anupam S Shlok \N 2019-01-02 05:04:13.342786
+2683 "Most people are just filler- like extras in the background of movies exist to make the scene appear fuller- they exist only to make earth appear fuller. But, really they are vapid, substanceless, in fact I avoid most people like the plague" Mohadesa Najumi \N 2019-01-02 05:04:13.602973
+2684 "I'm going to die one day. And that fact alone should force me to live my life to the fullest. But I'm the opposite way around. I want to die because I am consistently eaten up by nothingness." Juansen Dizon Confessions of a Wallflower 2019-01-02 05:04:15.654466
+2685 "Nothing exists, all is shadow and illusion" Bangambiki Habyarimana Book of Wisdom 2019-01-02 05:04:15.924223
+2686 "Human race spoilers: we go extinct and none of this shit matters at all. So just enjoy yourself." T.J. Kirk \N 2019-01-02 05:04:16.207712
+2691 "I am superhero! I am the Nihilist! My superpowers include logical detachment, emotional invincibility, and the ability to blend in anywhere. I work alone and am never compromised by romantic entanglements, and I don't have a costume because who the fuck cares?" Lianne Oelke Nice Try, Jane Sinner 2019-01-02 05:04:17.503757
+2692 "...I couldn't see anything. There was nothing in me, and nothing outside of me... I had no reason." Sophie Laguna \N 2019-01-02 05:04:17.764288
+2693 "A writer who rejects happiness is like an astronomer who rejects the stars." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:18.02252
+2694 "Both Bratva and thieves in law would like to call themselves nihilists and anarchists because they don’t support the established government, but they govern nonetheless, and you can’t be an anarchist unless you follow its rule. Crime and anarchy are no more synonymous than nihilism and existentialism, or fatalism and determinism; so many isms there was bound to be a schism." Tanya Thompson Red Russia 2019-01-02 05:04:18.279118
+2695 "Their view; it is cosmic. Not of a man here, a child there, but an abstraction: race, land. Philip K. Dick The Man in the High Castle 2019-01-02 05:04:18.538736
+2696 "My consultants recommended several nihilists and existentialists but I rejected them all. A black turtleneck sweater does not a misanthrope make. Nihilists and existentialists tend to be bohemians, who invariably run in packs; despite their alienated stance, they have always struck me as a sociable lot who surround themselves with people because they are forever saying "Nothing matters," and they need someone to say it to." Florence King \N 2019-01-02 05:04:18.797368
+2697 "I often wonder and imagine What lies just beyond the fringe Of the human experience; What is it that we do not see?" Justin Wetch Bending The Universe 2019-01-02 05:04:19.057934
+2698 "Like alcoholism and drug addiction, nihilism is a disease of the soul. It can never be completely cured, and there is always the possibility of relapse. But there is always a chance for conversion -- a chance for people to believe that there is hope for the future and a meaning to struggle... Nihilism is not overcome by arguments or analyses; it is tamed by love and care." Cornel West Race Matters 2019-01-02 05:04:19.314774
+2699 "I didn’t belong to myself anymore. I had no mouth or eyes or thoughts. I didn’t need anything to change or be different... The hole inside me was filled... and I was a part of things that couldn’t be seen. I don’t know how long I was there. There was no time." Sophie Laguna \N 2019-01-02 05:04:19.580426
+2700 "He thinks and speaks with a ruthlessness that makes no attempt to find dialectical excuses for the eternal uncertainty of humankind. Anyone who claims that truth is dependent on usefulness, anyone who openly admits that knowing and believing are essentially the same for limited beings such as humans, is clearly a nihilist in a class of his own." Juli Zeh Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess 2019-01-02 05:04:19.838587
+2701 "Nihilism is a subject for comedy." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:20.095274
+2702 "The only thing I’m sure of is that one can’t be a complete unbeliever. That would be to admit to nothingness. Absolute zero doesn’t exist." Jean Ray \N 2019-01-02 05:04:20.354397
+2703 "Time is the cruelest of physicians, healing All wounds, but always slowly, looping A surgical needle through the mind’s flesh, experiencing Torment again over again, repeating Until anesthetics bring an end to feeling." Justin Wetch \N 2019-01-02 05:04:20.614875
+2704 "Kings and governors that do exult in strength and beauty and lustihood and rich apparel, showing themselves for awhile upon the stage of the world and open dominion of high heaven, what are they but the gilded summer fly that decayeth with the dying day?" E.R. Eddison The Worm Ouroboros 2019-01-02 05:04:20.885225
+2707 "So, I found my refuge in art. I could find no truth in art, but I was obsessed with the beauty of its lies. The world was full of shit in all the wrong ways, but in art I could find whatever line of bullshit most satisfied me. And unlike religion, it didn’t require the gullibility to actually fall for it, only the ability to entertain it, and to be entertained by it." T.J. Kirk \N 2019-01-02 05:04:21.681685
+2708 "Where is all my wisdom, then? I behaved stubbornly, pursuing a semblance of order, when I should have known well that there is no order in the universe." Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose 2019-01-02 05:04:21.946301
+2709 "As joy dwindles with the years I wistfully recall When the christmas tree Looked ten feet tall And the presents under it Seemed endless And more Than mere wrapping paper." Justin Wetch Bending The Universe 2019-01-02 05:04:22.209243
+2710 "Well, I maintain that we haven't one single Russian Socialist; there are none and there have never been, for all our Socialists are also landowners or divinity students. All our notorious and professed Socialists, both here and abroad, are nothing more than Liberals from the landed gentry of the serf-owning days." Dostoyevsky \N 2019-01-02 05:04:22.477102
+2711 "…ours is a world about which we pretend to have more and more Jean-Pierre Dupuy The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood 2019-01-02 05:04:22.73583
+2712 "You see—I hope you never get there yourself—but some of us get to the point in life where we realise that nothing matters. Nothing fucking matters." Julian Barnes The Only Story 2019-01-02 05:04:23.005673
+2713 "The man who exulted under torture, who hurled curses at God and beauty, who hardened himself in the harsh atmosphere of crime, now only wants to marry someone "with a future." The mage, the seer, the convict who lived perpetually in the shadow of the penal colony, the man-king on a godless earth, always carried seventeen pounds of gold in a belt worn uncomfortably round his stomach, which he complained gave him dysentery." Albert Camus The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt 2019-01-02 05:04:23.267595
+2714 "Science, Nietzsche had warned, is becoming a factory, and the result will be ethical nihilism." Rollo May The Discovery of Being 2019-01-02 05:04:25.400178
+2715 "The very fact of being human panics us into the most grotesque play-acting imaginable; and we deal in absurdities to keep life from being a total waste, like one constant jacking-off party." Hal Bennett Lord of Dark Places 2019-01-02 05:04:25.680324
+2867 "I'm thinking maybe letting the latches burn is the right idea. Let everything burn until there's nothing left but ashes and cool rain." Rodman Philbrick The Last Book in the Universe 2019-01-02 05:05:15.407399
+2719 "Chasms are deceived by rumors of their depth." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:26.735567
+2720 "A little more fervor in my nihilism and I might — gainsaying everything — shake off my doubts and triumph over them. But I have only the taste of negation, not its grace." Emil M. Cioran \N 2019-01-02 05:04:26.997388
+2721 "I want to end my life like a human being: in Intensive Care, high on morphine, surrounded by cripplingly expensive doctors and brutal, relentless life-support machines. Then the corpse can go into orbit—preferably around the sun. I don't care how much it costs, just so long as I don't end up party of any fucking natural cycle: carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen. Gaia, I divorce thee. Go suck the nutrients out of someone else, you grasping bitch." Greg Egan Axiomatic 2019-01-02 05:04:27.254197
+2723 "Am I to leave this world as a man who shies away from all conclusions?" Franz Kafka The Trial 2019-01-02 05:04:27.770203
+2724 "All suffer and none should have to. But why not? If suffering makes life seem more real or more abstract, both circumstances are infinitely more bearable than the disturbing reality of mundane work-to-live-then-die-bored life." Moonshine Noire \N 2019-01-02 05:04:28.031438
+2725 "There are 200,000 species of fly alone. So the void, the emptiness, must be in you." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:28.292039
+2726 "Nothing is more seductive than nothing." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:28.543847
+2729 "The whole point is that time passes. That things fade. He is already hard to remember. Look, I used to cry because I thought I'd forget. Then I knew that was ridiculous and cried because I remembered. But the truth is that one is the same as the other. Remembering and forgetting are the same bloody thing. He is not alive any more. That's all there is to know. There is no purpose to any of it. The point is there is no point." Janice Galloway The Trick Is to Keep Breathing 2019-01-02 05:04:29.32511
+2732 "The lessons in measurement of cloacal forces. Time as a flow of sewage. The excrement of space, scatology of creation. The voiding of the self. The whole filthy integration of things and the nocturnal product . . . drowning in the pools of night." Thomas Ligotti Grimscribe: His Lives and Works 2019-01-02 05:04:30.133008
+2892 "Life has no meaning a priori… It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose." Jean-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:09:55.607346
+2734 "A rejection of absolutism, in all its forms, may sometimes slip into moral relativism or even nihilism, an erosion of values that hold society together, but for most of our history it has encouraged the very process of information gathering, analysis, argument, and persuasion which allows us to make better, if not perfect, choices – not only about the means to our ends, but also the ends themselves." Barack Obama The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream 2019-01-02 05:04:30.673126
+2736 "For other organisms, bumbling along from here to nowhere is well managed. For us, it is a messy business and often intolerably horrific. To end all this paradox and horror [...] we must cease reproducing. Nothing less will do." Thomas Ligotti The Conspiracy Against the Human Race 2019-01-02 05:04:31.196074
+2737 "The famous atheist Christopher Hitchens once declared that ‘You’re expelled from your mother’s uterus as if shot from a cannon, towards a barn door studded with old nail files and rusty hooks.’ Presumably that was what he had in mind when conceiving his three children." Quentin S. Crisp \N 2019-01-02 05:04:31.452138
+2738 "Nihilism isn’t sustainable as a magic feather. I don’t want to be able to sleep at night because I don’t care about what’s happening tomorrow." Liz Harris (Grouper) \N 2019-01-02 05:04:31.705732
+2741 "No, what one wanted, really, was the city or anyone in it to see how one suffered. Of course, this being New York, they'd likely just tell him Get over it . . . Was it possible that the last month had been a kind of judgement on him for ever daring to pretend that anything meant anything at all?" Garth Risk Hallberg City on Fire 2019-01-02 05:04:32.490998
+2742 "On the pediment of the town hall, Death turns his sunglasses to mark the hours. No one takes any notice. it is eternal, this present. The world will gain little by continuing to evolve. This civilisation has reached its peak. A few details may need to be sorted out. some drugs could do with refining." Patrick Deville Peste & Choléra 2019-01-02 05:04:32.750201
+2744 "Unmitigated Blackness is coming to the realization that as fucked up and meaningless as it all is, sometimes it’s the nihilism that makes life worth living." Paul Beatty The Sellout 2019-01-02 05:04:35.355661
+2745 "In every life there are events that reshape one's sense of existence. Afterward, all is different and the past is dimmed." Annie Proulx Barkskins 2019-01-02 05:04:35.619433
+2751 "we met one strange summer in a regular tangle of sticky webs you had the air of angels sweet but I-- drowned with the damned spirits in lava oceans fearing your-- foreign static frequency and grey-green eyes (I swear they are even if you-- think otherwise): storms calm ones, calmer than my-- raging coals, empty and dead you speak of souls like you believe always an optimist in pessimistic skin of ivory and titanium mesh..." Moonshine Noire \N 2019-01-02 05:04:37.201663
+2752 "A pessimist is a liar, unless he destroys himself, and no less of a hypocrite than a priest who defiles the holy." Mark Samuels The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales 2019-01-02 05:04:37.458349
+2753 "If a problem is irreversible, is there still an ethical obligation to try to reverse it?" Chuck Klosterman But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past 2019-01-02 05:04:37.716553
+2754 "The work of a suffering and tortured God, the world then seemed to me. The dream and fiction of a god, the world then seemed to me.; coloured smoke before the eyes of a discontented god. [...] The creator wished to look away from himself; so he created the world. [...] a drunken joy to its imperfect creator." Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra 2019-01-02 05:04:37.982321
+2755 "One explains things until things have no meaning anymore." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:38.247548
+2756 "If I were to share Jaques' existence I would find it hard to hold my own against him, for already I found his nihilism contagious." Simone de Beauvoir Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter 2019-01-02 05:04:38.508372
+2758 "Maybe I should stop while I'm ahead Nay, I swim with sea-demons no sweet summer tuned radio over my sunless desertscape how does it burn without the sun?" Moonshine Noire \N 2019-01-02 05:04:39.06984
+2760 "Nihilism, cynicism, sarcasm, and orgasm." Doris Block \N 2019-01-02 05:04:39.60481
+2761 "The locals died and shrivelled with the autumnal leaves as their plastic, seasonal smiles faded with the last of the holidaymakers." Moonshine Noire \N 2019-01-02 05:04:39.858775
+2762 "Nihilists embrace life's existence by the acceptance of nothingness" Martijn Budel \N 2019-01-02 05:04:40.12171
+2766 "I believe what you believe and you believe what you believe and we'll agree to disagree. It's liberal tolerance meets dark ages denialism. It's very hip right now." Nathan Hill \N 2019-01-02 05:04:41.199239
+2919 "When a person screams in pain, the actual pain is only half the noise they make. The other half is the terror at being forced to accept that they exist." Noah Cicero The Condemned 2019-01-02 05:10:05.453246
+2768 "The rather difficult antagonists towards the Church consist not nearly of the cruel and heartless, nihilistic intellectuals who hate God and humanity, but the well-meaning spirits who for the most part lack an understanding of the Spirit." Criss Jami Healology 2019-01-02 05:04:41.719651
+2769 "In matters of conscience and basic convictions it is unlawful and pernicious for anyone to forcibly intrude upon another's beliefs; therefore, because I am a man of rational convictions, I will not go out and demolish churches, drown monks, or rip down icons from my friends' walls because in so doing I will not spread my convictions; human beings must be educated, not coerced, I am not the enemy, I am not the tyrant of the conscience of true believers." N.G. Pomyalovsky Seminary Sketches 2019-01-02 05:04:41.988905
+2770 "(...) pick up your axe, start at the roots don't miss the trunk, never forget: to end life truly and finally start at the roots or end there." Moonshine Noire \N 2019-01-02 05:04:42.247362
+2772 "On the one hand our body is our temple, but on the other we despise it for being mere machinery. We've become accustomed to valuing mind over body. We feel nothing but contempt for the factors relating to our physical survival." Frank Schätzing \N 2019-01-02 05:04:42.772894
+2774 "Maybe we really are made of the same clay, maybe we really are condemned, blameless, to the same, identical mediocrity." Elena Ferrante The Story of a New Name 2019-01-02 05:04:45.374212
+2775 "Nothing. Nothing makes me happy. I like nothing," I tell her." Bret Easton Ellis Less Than Zero 2019-01-02 05:04:45.630399
+2776 "There is no more hope for meaning. And without a doubt this is a good thing: meaning is mortal. Appearances, they, are immortal, invulnerable to the nihilism. This is where seduction begins." Jean Baudrillard Simulacra and Simulation 2019-01-02 05:04:45.887504
+2777 "I decided to give up meaningless sex, but then I remembered that everything is meaningless." Oli Anderson \N 2019-01-02 05:04:46.140358
+2778 "I praise, I do not reproach, [nihilism's] arrival. I believe it is one of the greatest crises, a moment of the deepest self-reflection of humanity. Whether man recovers from it, whether he becomes master of this crisis, is a question of his strength." Friedrich Nietzsche Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche 2019-01-02 05:04:46.403921
+2779 "Life to be bearable must be lived intensely. Through it a continuous stream of emotion passes. Though that emotion is ever changing as flowing water changes, it at least bears us along on a current that gives the illusion of continuity and permanence. But analyze life, tear its trappings off, lay it bare with thought, with logic, with philosophy, and its emptiness is revealed as a bottomless pit; its nothingness frankly confesses to nothingness, and Despair comes to perch in the soul." Giovanni Papini \N 2019-01-02 05:04:46.676565
+2780 "I praise, I do not reproach, [nihilism's] arrival. I believe it is one of the greatest crises, a moment of the deepest self-reflection of humanity. Whether man recovers from it, whether he becomes master of this crisis, is a question of his strength" Friedrich Nietzsche \N 2019-01-02 05:04:46.929839
+2781 "Nature's not a temple, but a workshop, and man's the workman in it." Ivan Turgenev Fathers and Sons 2019-01-02 05:04:47.209279
+2783 "I am only a shadow, sitting by the gates of Hades beside that arrogant Ulysses telling stories of my grievances to my father’s indifferent ghost who, from time to time, gusts an ash wind at me and whispers son, for the nonsense you talk pour me even a drop of life this shit hole of eternity suffocates terribly" Sigitas Parulskis \N 2019-01-02 05:04:47.734755
+2784 "There is no such thing as progress or regress. The world is not getting better and better, nor is it getting worse and worse. It is simply moving along into the future, reiterating in different configurations the patterns that have already occurred. We can’t help but play a role in this unfolding drama, but it is a mistake to think that what we do makes any difference to the grand scheme of things." John Marmysz The Nihilist: A Philosophical Novel 2019-01-02 05:04:47.995335
+2785 "The continuation of man’s life is more attributable to his fear of death than it is to his desire to live. As a matter of fact, in countless cases, it is attributable to only the former." Mokokoma Mokhonoana \N 2019-01-02 05:04:48.254471
+2786 "It's still strange." Arthur K. Flam \N 2019-01-02 05:04:48.515262
+2787 "There must be no final truths; only burning questions." John Marmysz The Nihilist: A Philosophical Novel 2019-01-02 05:04:48.771472
+2788 "You have to take an interest in something in life, I told myself. I wondered what could interest me, after I was finished with love. I could take a course in wine tasting, maybe , or start collecting model aeroplanes" Michel Houllebecq \N 2019-01-02 05:04:49.045876
+2789 "I do not teach students anything. I learn along with them." John Marmysz \N 2019-01-02 05:04:49.301295
+2790 "I think the suicide rate is so high among writers because we force ourselves to stand still, take an outsider’s perspective, and realise how quickly a life passes by, and how futile we are. The exhilarating upside is that at a moment’s glance all your worries fade away, and you can work on making the most of it." Kevin Focke \N 2019-01-02 05:04:49.557579
+2920 "For I do not exist: there exist but the thousands of mirrors that reflect me. With every acquaintance I make, the population of phantoms resembling me increases. Somewhere they live, somewhere they multiply. I alone do not exist." Vladimir Nabokov \N 2019-01-02 05:10:05.711976
+2792 "To say that life is meaningless is to express an attitude, not to state a fact" Peter Singer Writings on an Ethical Life 2019-01-02 05:04:50.077562
+2793 "What do Chile, Biafra, the boat people, Bologna, or Poland matter? All of that comes to be annihilated on the television screen. We are in the era of events without consequences (and of theories without consequences)." Jean Baudrillard Simulacra and Simulation 2019-01-02 05:04:50.344468
+2794 "In the chain of events, it is arbitrary to be sentimental about the passing of any one link." Johnny Rich The Human Script 2019-01-02 05:04:50.601358
+2796 "She got up and he saw the skin of her thigh for a moment above the artificial silk, and a prick of sexual desire disturbed him like a sickness. That was what happened to a man in the end: the stuffy room, the wakeful children, the Saturday night movements from the other bed. Was there no escape––anywhere––for anyone? It was worth murdering a world." Graham Greene Brighton Rock 2019-01-02 05:04:51.130383
+2797 "Kill a politician and you're tied to the motive that made you pull the trigger." J.G. Ballard Millennium People 2019-01-02 05:04:51.389169
+2798 "We act by virtue of what we recognize as beneficial. At the present time, negation is the most beneficial of all—and we deny." Ivan Turgenev Fathers and Sons 2019-01-02 05:04:51.645398
+2799 "People spent their lives searching for something beyond the simple friction of skin on skin, but there was nothing. The void between two people could never be closed, and in trying to close it, they would only learn everything that was to be despised in the other." Maggie Shipstead Seating Arrangements 2019-01-02 05:04:51.905638
+2801 "In his heart he was highly delighted with his friend's suggestion, but he thought it a duty to conceal his feeling. He was not a nihilist for nothing!" Ivan Turgenev \N 2019-01-02 05:04:52.422732
+2802 "Don't ever trust a punk who lived." Noah Wareness \N 2019-01-02 05:04:52.67893
+2804 "Thus it amounts to the same thing whether one gets drunk alone or is a leader of nations." Jean-Paul Sartre Being and Nothingness 2019-01-02 05:04:55.336803
+2806 "Nietzsche says very clearly all the way through his career that if you want to define human nature the first thing you must say is that human beings insist on value--we see the world through value colored eyes. We do not know how to look at things neutrally, value-free. So, it's not a question of giving up all values, it's simply a question of which values." Robert C. Solomon Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche 2019-01-02 05:04:55.85346
+2807 "It is intoxicating joy for the sufferer to look away from his suffering and to forget himself." Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra 2019-01-02 05:04:56.130692
+2808 "If all we seek is an escape, what does that say about the world we live in. We are desperate with our dreams. What - oh, what - does that say?" Steven Erikson The Crippled God 2019-01-02 05:04:56.388769
+2810 "A society that believes in nothing can offer no argument even against death. A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured." Andrew Coyne \N 2019-01-02 05:04:56.902944
+2811 "I might be a nihilist except that I don’t believe in anything." Mitchell Heisman \N 2019-01-02 05:04:57.168915
+2812 "MASHA. Just think, I am already beginning to forget her face. People will not remember us either. They will forget. VERSHININ. Yes. They will forget. That is our fate, you can't do anything about it. The things which to us seem serious, significant, very important, - the time will come - they will be forgotten or they will seem of no consequence." Anton Chekhov The Three Sisters 2019-01-02 05:04:57.424585
+2813 "Happiness is a fortress." Fuminori Nakamura Evil and the Mask 2019-01-02 05:04:57.682593
+2814 "Better to find one thing to live for than a thousand things to be against." Marty Rubin \N 2019-01-02 05:04:58.039643
+2815 "But then there's loneliness. However you might philosophise about it, loneliness is a terrible thing, my dear fellow… Although in reality, of course, it's absolutely of no importance!" Anton Chekhov The Three Sisters 2019-01-02 05:04:58.295045
+2816 "...freedom only gives you something to be sorry for." Jean-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:04:58.550556
+2817 "Nihilism, there's really nothing to it." Dean Cavanagh \N 2019-01-02 05:04:58.803915
+2818 "Ubi nihil vales, ibi nihil velis: where you are worth nothing, there you should want nothing" Arnold Geulincx \N 2019-01-02 05:04:59.067341
+2821 "I must note here that even among us the process of the hardening, the crystallization of life has evidently not been completed; there are still some steps to be ascended before we reach the ideal. The ideal (clearly) is the condition where nothing happens any more." Yevgeny Zamyatin We 2019-01-02 05:04:59.846947
+2823 "What's disappointing is that it's just another mold, you leave one cliche and end up right back in another. Not really that subversive or out of control." Virginie Despentes Baise-Moi 2019-01-02 05:05:00.393695
+2824 "The philosophy that prepares a revolution and the sentiment that underpins the philosophy have, in every case the two pillars of nihilism and mysticism." Yukio Mishima \N 2019-01-02 05:05:00.649235
+2827 "The deflation, or flattening out, of values in Modern art does not necessarily indicate an ethical nihilism. Quite the contrary; in opening our eyes to the rejected elements of existence, art may lead us to a more complete and less artificial celebration of the world." William Barrett Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy 2019-01-02 05:05:01.438709
+2828 "In all of its operations, cinema ceaselessly strives, and fails, to make present a world hopelessly beyond grasp. For this reason cinema is, in its very nature, a nihilistic medium." John Marmysz \N 2019-01-02 05:05:01.709035
+2829 "Ubi nihil vales, ibi nihil velis: where you are worth nothing, there you should want nothing" Shane Weller A Taste For The Negative: Beckett And Nihilism 2019-01-02 05:05:01.971681
+2833 "Do as you will, for there is nothing to be done." Andrew Deaville \N 2019-01-02 05:05:03.016758
+2834 "There's not a drug on earth can make life meaningful" Sarah Kane 4.48 Psychosis 2019-01-02 05:05:05.303487
+2835 "I look up to heaven only when I want to sneeze." Ivan Turgenev Fathers and Sons 2019-01-02 05:05:05.559105
+2837 "what are you looking for? There is no Truth. There's only action, action obeying a million different impulses, ephemeral action, action subjected to every possible and imaginable contingency and contradiction, Life. Life is crime, theft, jealousy, hunger, lies, disgust,stupidity, sickness, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, piles of corpses. what can you do about it, my poor friend?" Blaise Cendrars Moravagine 2019-01-02 05:05:06.072295
+2839 "As a nihilist, I recognize that meaning does not exist. If we exterminate ourselves as a species, and vaporize our beautiful world, the universe will not cry with us (a condition called the pathetic fallacy). No gods will intervene. It will just happen and then — and then the universe will go on. We will not be remembered. We will simply not be." Vjay Prozak \N 2019-01-02 05:05:06.602388
+2841 "Mine is an enthusiastic and dionysian pessimism, like a flame that sets my vital exuberance ablaze, that mocks at any theoretical, scientific or moral prison." Renzo Novatore \N 2019-01-02 05:05:07.142571
+2843 "This place is like the Army: the shark ethic prevails--eat the wounded. In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity." Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 2019-01-02 05:05:07.655507
+2845 "Nihilism is…not only the belief that everything deserves to perish; but one actually puts one shoulder to the plough; one destroys." Friedrich Nietzsche \N 2019-01-02 05:05:08.187721
+2846 "humanity suffers terribly from the demons it has created over lengths of time. we learn from nothing that we do. we create religions, heritage, race, traditions, then they all in turn become our stumbling blocks from becoming one. we suffer from the creations of our own inability to interpret history. the only thing we have succeded on is seperation.we are not that different from one another as we think we are. but we are too corrupted to break our deconstruction." Jeffrey Fischer \N 2019-01-02 05:05:08.452764
+2847 "My motto is: walk expropriating and igniting, always leaving behind me howls of moral offenses and smoking trunks of old things." Renzo Novatore \N 2019-01-02 05:05:08.709272
+2848 "Why, the whole world of knowledge is not worth that child's prayer to 'dear, kind God'! I say nothing of the sufferings of grown-up people, they have eaten the apple, damn them, and the devil take them all! But these little ones! The Brothers Karamazov Ivan to Alyosha, on the suffering and torture of children, " Book V - Pro and Contra, Chapter 4 - Rebellion." Fyodor Dostoevsky \N 2019-01-02 05:05:08.966119
+2868 "So many truths have been kept from me. This violent, pointless voyage has been sopping with blood. I feel thick and sick with it. And that is all: contingent and brutal without meaning. There is nothing to be learnt here. No ecstatic forgetting. There is no redemption in the sea." China Miéville The Scar 2019-01-02 05:05:15.660683
+2869 "Japanese people today think of money, just money: Where is our national spirit today? The Jieitai must be the soul of Japan. … The nation has no spiritual foundation. That is why you don’t agree with me. You will just be American mercenaries. There you are in your tiny world. You do nothing for Japan. … I salute the Emperor. Long live the emperor!" Yukio Mishima \N 2019-01-02 05:05:15.928302
+2850 "The born again nihilist has nothing to blame for their fall" Dean Cavanagh \N 2019-01-02 05:05:09.492671
+2854 "Somethingism is better than nihilism." Anthony Marais Delusionism 2019-01-02 05:05:10.542491
+2857 "But the conquest of fear was what fascinated them. The continual ecstasy of vanquishing and the consciousness that no one could vanquish them was what attracted them." Fydor Dostoyevsky \N 2019-01-02 05:05:11.327343
+2858 "Possibly, some cynic, at once merry and bitter, had desired to signify, in this pantomimic scene, that we mortals, whatever our business or amusement--however serious, however trifling--all dance to one identical tune, and, in spite of our ridiculous activity, bring nothing finally to pass." Nathaniel Hawthorne The House of the Seven Gables 2019-01-02 05:05:11.588877
+2864 "Our lives are so brief and unimportant. The cosmos cares nothing for us. For what we've done; Had we wrought evil instead of good. Had I chosen to abuse the Apple instead of seal it away. None of it would have mattered. There is no counting. No reckoning. No final judgement. There is simply silence. And darkness. Utter and absolute... -Altair" Assassins creed \N 2019-01-02 05:05:14.643993
+2865 "Disneyland remains the central attraction of Southern California, but the graveyard remains our reality." Charles Bukowski \N 2019-01-02 05:05:14.897632
+2866 "If nothing had any meaning, you would be right. But there is something that still has a meaning." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:05:15.152058
+2870 "Spoilers follow I started reading the third act of Hamlet, and I got about two pages in when I realized there's no point. I am never going back to school. I am never going to the university. I am never going to watch wolves stalk through the northern forests or elephants graze on the savanna. I am never going to have sex or get married or raise a family. I'm never going to have a first apartment, a first house, a first car. I'm never" Megan Crewe The Way We Fall 2019-01-02 05:05:16.183397
+2871 "That is why it has been repeatedly noticed that the human life is a theatre where the mask show takes place, and we are merely the actors of that show, having entirely identified ourselves with the masks and fooling not only others, but first of all ourselves." Arvydas Å liogeris Names Of Nihil 2019-01-02 05:05:16.44871
+2875 "This is what our essential being-in-the-world is – nihilistic annihilation." Arvydas Šliogeris Names Of Nihil 2019-01-02 05:05:17.530742
+2877 "The idea that we are to be absorbed into the Deity is Gnostic in its origins and is quite antithetical to Christianity." ~R. Alan Woods [2006]" R. Alan Woods The Journey Is the Destination: A Book of Quotes With Commentaries 2019-01-02 05:05:18.064993
+2879 "There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it." Richard Dawkins The God Delusion 2019-01-02 05:09:52.02417
+2880 "Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?" Cornelia Funke \N 2019-01-02 05:09:52.301002
+2881 "I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100." Woody Allen \N 2019-01-02 05:09:52.56172
+2882 "Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable." Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 2019-01-02 05:09:52.818668
+2883 "Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I’ve said before, bugs in amber." Kurt Vonnegut \N 2019-01-02 05:09:53.077556
+2884 "Try again. Fail again. Fail better." Samuel Beckett \N 2019-01-02 05:09:53.362762
+2885 "There is scarcely any passion without struggle." Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 2019-01-02 05:09:53.61632
+2886 "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth." Umberto Eco Foucault's Pendulum 2019-01-02 05:09:53.871755
+2887 "I rebel; therefore I exist." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:09:54.137331
+2888 "One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil." Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra 2019-01-02 05:09:54.401677
+2889 "Each suburban wife struggles with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night- she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question-- 'Is this all?" Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystique 2019-01-02 05:09:54.812768
+2894 "There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time." David M. Eagleman Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives 2019-01-02 05:09:56.152287
+2895 "The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Little Prince 2019-01-02 05:09:56.409464
+2896 "He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being." Jean-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:09:56.676185
+2897 "Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others." Hermann Hesse Gertrude 2019-01-02 05:09:56.933297
+2898 "A weird time in which we are alive. We can travel anywhere we want, even to other planets. And for what? To sit day after day, declining in morale and hope." Philip K. Dick The Man in the High Castle 2019-01-02 05:09:57.195198
+2899 "I want my name to mean me." Mark Haddon (Author) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 2019-01-02 05:09:57.491081
+2900 "Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies." Nietzsche \N 2019-01-02 05:09:57.986046
+2901 "Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself." Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism and Human Emotions 2019-01-02 05:09:58.240302
+2902 "No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse." Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra 2019-01-02 05:09:58.625023
+2903 "Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat." José Saramago Death with Interruptions 2019-01-02 05:09:58.882959
+2904 "Il n'y a de réalité que dans l'action. (There is no reality except in action.)" Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism Is a Humanism 2019-01-02 05:09:59.153325
+2905 "One must not let oneself be misled: they say 'Judge not!' but they send to Hell everything that stands in their way." Friedrich Nietzsche The Anti-Christ 2019-01-02 05:09:59.550855
+2906 "I have crossed the seas, I have left cities behind me, and I have followed the source of rivers towards their source or plunged into forests, always making for other cities. I have had women, I have fought with men ; and I could never turn back any more than a record can spin in reverse. And all that was leading me where ? To this very moment..." Jean-Paul Sartre Nausea 2019-01-02 05:10:01.893165
+2907 "Man cannot endure his own littleness unless he can translate it into meaningfulness on the largest possible level." Ernest Becker The Denial of Death 2019-01-02 05:10:02.156108
+2908 "Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise! One thing at least is certain - Omar Khayyam Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám 2019-01-02 05:10:02.412342
+2910 "The literal meaning of life is whatever you're doing that prevents you from killing yourself." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:10:03.078899
+2911 "After awhile you could get used to anything." Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:10:03.339113
+2912 "One thought-murder a day keeps the psychiatrist away." Saul Bellow Herzog 2019-01-02 05:10:03.619464
+2913 "I realize today that nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself." Hermann Hesse Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend 2019-01-02 05:10:03.88858
+2914 "You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted." Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra 2019-01-02 05:10:04.142702
+2915 "Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful." Paul Tillich \N 2019-01-02 05:10:04.404805
+2917 "You say 'I' and you are proud of this word. But greater than this- although you will not believe in it - is your body and its great intelligence, which does not say 'I' but performs 'I'." Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra 2019-01-02 05:10:04.932155
+2918 "Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there’s always something to be thankful for. And each morning, when the sky brightened and light began to flood my cell, I agreed with her." Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:10:05.20021
+2921 "They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more." Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot 2019-01-02 05:10:05.979403
+2922 "We are gods with anuses." Ernest Becker The Denial of Death 2019-01-02 05:10:06.233403
+2923 "He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch." Jean-Luc Godard \N 2019-01-02 05:10:06.487399
+2924 "This very heart which is mine will forever remain indefinable to me. Between the certainty I have of my existence and the content I try to give to that assurance, the gap will never be filled. Forever I shall be a stranger to myself." Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 2019-01-02 05:10:06.743916
+2925 "It's not always easy to distinguish between existentialism and a bad mood." Matthew Stover Blade of Tyshalle 2019-01-02 05:10:07.018301
+2929 "I mistrust all systematizers and avoid them. the will to a system is a lack of integrity." Friedrich Nietzsche Twilight of the Idols 2019-01-02 05:10:08.081615
+2930 "One might be led to suspect that there were all sorts of things going on in the Universe which he or she did not thoroughly understand." Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five 2019-01-02 05:10:08.355724
+2932 "Barefoot conducts his seminars on his houseboat in Sausalito. It costs a hundred dollars to find out why we are on this Earth. You also get a sandwich, but I wasn't hungry that day. John Lennon had just been killed and I think I know why we are on this Earth; it's to find out that what you love the most will be taken away from you, probably due to an error in high places rather than by design." Philip K. Dick \N 2019-01-02 05:10:09.004892
+2934 "Believe me there is no such thing as great suffering, great regret, great memory....everything is forgotten, even a great love. That's what's sad about life, and also what's wonderful about it. There is only a way of looking at things, a way that comes to you every once in a while. That's why it's good to have had love in your life after all, to have had an unhappy passion- it gives you an alibi for the vague despairs we all suffer from." Albert Camus A Happy Death 2019-01-02 05:10:11.698575
+2935 "In life man commits himself and draws his own portrait, outside of which there is nothing. No doubt this thought may seem harsh to someone who has not made a success of his life. But on the other hand, it helps people to understand that reality alone counts, and that dreams, expectations and hopes only serve to define a man as a broken dream, aborted hopes, and futile expectations." Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism Is a Humanism 2019-01-02 05:10:12.255834
+2936 "This is awful. I don't know what's going to happen to me or to anyone else in the world." Raymond Carver Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories 2019-01-02 05:10:12.524669
+2937 "I wonder if being sane means disregarding the chaos that is life, pretending only an infinitesimal segment of it is reality." Rabih Alameddine Koolaids: The Art of War 2019-01-02 05:10:12.7836
+2938 "Some care is needed in using Descartes' argument. "I think, therefore I am" says rather more than is strictly certain. It might seem as though we are quite sure of being the same person to-day as we were yesterday, and this is no doubt true in some sense. But the real Self is as hard to arrive at as the real table, and does not seem to have that absolute, convincing certainty that belongs to particular experiences." Bertrand Russell The Problems of Philosophy 2019-01-02 05:10:13.054051
+2939 "Sky is not a limit for me; because I have no limit for myself in life. Because life is a world full of risk taking and possibilities. No matter how hard or easy life is; I will always find a way to enjoy myself; even in the mist of circumstances; because problems is a sense of adventure in sheep's clothing." Temitope Owosela \N 2019-01-02 05:10:13.311056
+2940 "We do not pray for immortality, but only not to see our acts and all things stripped suddenly of all their meaning; for then it is the utter emptiness of everything reveals itself." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Night Flight 2019-01-02 05:10:13.570864
+2941 "Today, however, we are having a hard time living because we are so bent on outwitting death." Simone de Beauvoir The Ethics of Ambiguity 2019-01-02 05:10:13.825951
+2942 "All that is transitory is but a metaphor." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe \N 2019-01-02 05:10:14.086883
+2943 "Perhaps love is a minor madness. And as with madness, it's unendurable alone. The one person who can relieve us is of course the sole person we cannot go to: the one we love. So instead we seek out allies, even among strangers and wives, fellow patients who, if they can't touch the edge of our particular sorrow, have felt something that cuts nearly as deep." Andrew Sean Greer The Story of a Marriage 2019-01-02 05:10:14.35724
+2944 "On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill. The soul of the murderer is blind; and there can be no true goodness nor true love without the utmost clear-sightedness." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:10:14.626161
+2945 "And it's always better, isn't it, when you discover answers on your own?" Veronica Rossi Under the Never Sky 2019-01-02 05:10:14.883381
+2946 "Existence is illusory and it is eternal." Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 2019-01-02 05:10:15.141593
+2947 "What is meant here by saying that existence precedes essence? It means first of all, man exists, turns up, appears on the scene, and, only afterwards, defines himself. If man, as the existentialist conceives him, is indefinable, it is because at first he is nothing. Only afterward will he be something, and he himself will have made what he will be." Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism Is a Humanism 2019-01-02 05:10:15.401938
+2948 "Know yourselves- be infertile and let the earth be silent after ye." Peter Wessel Zapffe Essays 2019-01-02 05:10:15.65654
+2949 "One must have at least a readiness to love the other person, broadly speaking, if one is to be able to understand him." Rollo May Existence 2019-01-02 05:10:15.917289
+2950 "In the face of the obscene, explicit malice of the jungle, which lacks only dinosaurs as punctuation, I feel like a half-finished, poorly expressed sentence in a cheap novel." Werner Herzog \N 2019-01-02 05:10:16.188309
+2951 "Nothingness haunts Being." Jean-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:10:16.44547
+2952 "I spent the afternoon musing on Life. If you come to think of it, what a queer thing Life is! So unlike anything else, don't you know, if you see what I mean." Wodehouse \N 2019-01-02 05:10:16.705588
+2953 "The books we need are of the kind that act upon us like a misfortune,that makes us suffer like the death of someone we love more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we were on the verge of suicide,lost in a forest remote from all human habitation" Franz Kafka The Trial 2019-01-02 05:10:16.965997
+2954 "Uncertainty is the normal state." Tom Stoppard Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 2019-01-02 05:10:17.224041
+2955 "All the labor of all the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius are destined to extinction. So now, my friends, if that is true, and it is true, what is the point?" Bertrand Russell \N 2019-01-02 05:10:17.480751
+2956 "When we are dealing with human beings, no truth has reality by itself; it is always dependent upon the reality of the immediate relationship." Rollo May Existence 2019-01-02 05:10:17.737916
+2957 "To choose not to choose is still a choice for which you alone are responsible." Gary Cox How to Be an Existentialist: or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses 2019-01-02 05:10:17.996015
+2958 "It is man's unique privilege, among all other organisms. By pursuing falsehood you will arrive at the truth!" Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment 2019-01-02 05:10:18.255519
+2959 "A Chinaman of the T'ang Dynasty—and, by which definition, a philosopher—dreamed he was a butterfly, and from that moment he was never quite sure that he was not a butterfly dreaming it was a Chinese philosopher. Envy him; in his two-fold security." Tom Stoppard Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 2019-01-02 05:10:18.518201
+2960 "Having just enough life to enjoy being dead." Jim Holt Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story 2019-01-02 05:10:18.778625
+2961 "People are like dice. We throw ourselves in the direction of our own choosing." Jean-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:10:19.035517
+2962 "If you want good luck; you must go out there and search for that luck!! Because luck is waiting for you to look for it." Temitope Owosela \N 2019-01-02 05:10:19.292034
+2963 "At that time, I often thought that if I had had to live in the trunk of a dead tree, with nothing to do but look up at the sky flowing overhead, little by little I would have gotten used to it." Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:10:22.066319
+2965 "A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence." Rollo May \N 2019-01-02 05:10:22.586881
+2966 "There can be no question of holding forth on ethics. I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules" Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 2019-01-02 05:10:22.840555
+2967 "Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.... Through words and concepts we shall never reach beyond the wall off relations, to some sort of fabulous primal ground of things." Friedrich Nietzsche Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks 2019-01-02 05:10:23.108299
+2968 "There wasn't a single item of importance [in the newspaper]. A tower of illusion, all of it, made of illusory bricks and full of holes. If life were made up only of imporant things, it really would be a dangerous house of glass, scarcely to be handled carelessly. But everyday life was exactly like the headlines. And so everybody, knowing the meaninglessness of existence, sets the centre of his compass at his own home." Abe Kōbō The Woman in the Dunes 2019-01-02 05:10:23.373334
+2969 "To stay or to go, it amounted to the same thing." Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:10:23.631834
+2970 "The desire for a strong faith is not the proof of a strong faith, rather the opposite. If one has it one may permit oneself the beautiful luxury of skepticism: one is secure enough, fixed enough for it." Friedrich Nietzsche Twilight of the Idols 2019-01-02 05:10:23.900599
+2971 "It is only through us that God lives. When we abandon him, he dies." David M. Eagleman Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives 2019-01-02 05:10:24.157423
+2972 "It is interesting to note how many of the great scientific discoveries begin as myths." Rollo May The Cry for Myth 2019-01-02 05:10:24.545216
+2973 "As long as there have been men and they have lived, they have all felt this tragic ambiguity of their condition, but as long as there have been philosophers and they have thought, most of them have tried to mask it." Simone de Beauvoir The Ethics of Ambiguity 2019-01-02 05:10:24.806056
+2994 "It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity no to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills." Simone de Beauvoir The Second Sex 2019-01-02 05:10:32.887674
+2974 "Without knowledge of what I am and why I am here, it is impossible to live, and since I cannot know that, I cannot live either. In an infinity of time, in an infinity of matter, and an infinity of space a bubble-organism emerges while will exist for a little time and then burst, and that bubble am I." Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina 2019-01-02 05:10:25.197003
+2975 "Paradise does not exist, but we must nonetheless strive to be worthy of it." Jules Renard \N 2019-01-02 05:10:25.472415
+2976 "Indeed, compulsive and rigid moralism arises in given persons precisely as the result of a lack of sense of being. Rigid moralism is a compensatory mechanism by which the individual persuades himself to take over the external sanctions because he has no fundamental assurance that his own choices have any sanction of their own" Rollo May \N 2019-01-02 05:10:25.734208
+2977 "In comparison with capitalism, which reconstituted man as an economic animal; in comparison with Marxism, which found man an object made up of organized matter; in comparison with catholicism, which saw him as the unwitting plaything of an imperious unseen power (the Divine Will); in comparison with dialectical materialism, which saw him as unwitting plaything of the deterministic evolution of the means of production- existentialism made man a god" Ali Shariati \N 2019-01-02 05:10:25.992919
+2978 "Wouldn’t the joys of life lose all colour, if life was eternal?" Constantina Maud Hydranos 2019-01-02 05:10:26.386751
+2979 "But what are a hundred million deaths? When one has served in a war, one hardly knows what a dead man is, after a while. And since a dead man has no substance unless one has actually seen him dead, a hundred million corpses broadcast through history are no more than a puff of smoke in the imagination." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:10:26.640985
+2980 "Among all the creatures of creation, the gods favor us: We are the only ones who can empathize with their problems." David M. Eagleman Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives 2019-01-02 05:10:26.899159
+2981 "Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:10:27.156943
+2982 "When a lack of white blood cells exposes the horizon of being, one has to make a choice. To cloister yourself away in a germ-free environment, alive but alone, or to embrace the woman you love and catch your death of cold at the marriage ceremony? What a great show. It’s inner-directed script was unmatched by any other soap opera." Benson Bruno A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No.. 2019-01-02 05:10:27.431547
+2984 "He had stylized himself--life was easier that way. He had chosen a physical mould just as writer chooses a technical form." Graham Greene The Ministry of Fear 2019-01-02 05:10:27.951905
+2985 "the sky here's very strange. I often have the sensation when I look at it that it's a solid thing up there, protecting us from what's behind . . . [from] nothing, I suppose. Just darkness. Absolute night." Paul Bowles The Sheltering Sky 2019-01-02 05:10:28.216662
+2986 "Perhaps the Creator of this strange place knows us better than we know ourselves. Perhaps humanity was meant to eternally ponder the purpose and importance of our own existence. If we were assured of either, we’d be intolerable creatures." Tiffany Madison \N 2019-01-02 05:10:28.607777
+2988 "The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives." Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray 2019-01-02 05:10:29.130831
+2989 "What gave you this idea of an imperfect god?' 'I don't know. It seems quite feasible to me. That is the only god I could imagine believing in, a god whose passion is not a redemption, who saves nothing, fulfills no purpose--a god who simply is." Stanisław Lem Solaris 2019-01-02 05:10:31.573616
+2990 "It seemed funny that one day I would go to bed in her arms and the next not feel anything, like a switch had gone off. But no, that wasn’t honest either. This had been building for a long time. Our silences were getting longer. Our arguments more frequent. How do you stay with someone when there are no dreams to build? No purpose to accomplish? No meaning? No meaning —that was the monster that drove us away from one another in the end. Always." Steven L. Peck A Short Stay in Hell 2019-01-02 05:10:31.834495
+2991 "if we possess a why of life we can put up with almost any how." Friedrich Nietzsche Twilight of the Idols 2019-01-02 05:10:32.091299
+2996 "man is free, in so far as he has the power of contradicting himself and his essential nature. Man is free even from his freedom; that is, he can surrender his humanity" Paul Tillich Systematic Theology, Vol 2: Existence and the Christ 2019-01-02 05:10:33.409865
+2997 "I want to see the world without explaining away its mystery by calling things wicked, righteous, sinful, and good. I want to erase in myself the easy explanations, the always mendacious explanations about why things happen the way they do, and in this way, come to know the mystery of being–-not by any approximation in thought, but by being. I want to be and not be ashamed of being." Therese Doucet A Lost Argument 2019-01-02 05:10:33.671795
+2998 "In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the haughtiest and most mendacious minute of "world history"- yet only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die." Friedrich Nietzsche On Truth and Untruth: Selected Writings 2019-01-02 05:10:33.931111
+2999 "There is no human nature, since there is no god to conceive it." Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism and Human Emotions 2019-01-02 05:10:34.190425
+3000 "Without awareness, we are not truly alive." James F. T. Bugental \N 2019-01-02 05:10:34.445023
+3003 "It is suicide to be abroad. But what it is to be at home, ... what it is to be at home? A lingering dissolution." Samuel Beckett All That Fall and Other Plays for Radio and Screen 2019-01-02 05:10:35.251602
+3004 "There can be no stronger proof of the impoverishment of our contemporary culture than the popular - though profoundly mistaken - definition of myth as falsehood." Rollo May \N 2019-01-02 05:10:35.640858
+3005 "His face was neither handsome nor anything else. It just was." Tarjei Vesaas The Birds 2019-01-02 05:10:35.908189
+3006 "There comes a time in history when the man who dares to say that two and two make four is punished with death. The schoolteacher is well aware of this. And the question is not one of knowing what punishment or reward attends the making of this calculation. The question is that of knowing whether two and two do make four." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:10:36.169124
+3007 "If the immediate and direct purpose of our life is not suffering then our existence is the most ill-adapted to its purpose in the world." Arthur Schopenhauer On the Suffering of the World 2019-01-02 05:10:36.426672
+3008 "Therefore, it is we who are responsible for much of the evil in the world; and we are each morally required to accept rather than project that ponderous responsibility-lest we prefer instead to wallow in a perennial state of powerless, frustrated, furious, victimhood. For what one possesses the power to bring about, one has also the power to limit, mitigate, counteract, or transmute." Stephen A. Diamond Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic 2019-01-02 05:10:36.687068
+3009 "All she had to do was make the simplest of gestures - open her hands and let go her hold. She lifted one hand and moved the fingers of it; they responded, in surprise and obedience, and this obedience of a thousand little unsuspected muscles was in itself a miracle. Why ask for more?" Simone de Beauvoir She Came to Stay 2019-01-02 05:10:36.949916
+3010 "Integrity is unity of the personality; it implies being brutally honest with ourselves about our intentionality. Since intentionality is inextricably bound up with the daimonic, this is never an easy, nor always pleasant pursuit. But being willing to admit our daimonic tendencies - to know them consciously and to wisely oversee them - brings with it the invaluable blessing of freedom, vigor, inner strength, and self-acceptance." Stephen A. Diamond Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic 2019-01-02 05:10:37.220043
+3011 "And, on a wide view, I could see that it makes little difference whether one dies at the age of thirty or threescore and ten—since, in either case, other men and women will continue living, the world will go on as before. Also, whether I died now or forty years hence, this business of dying had to be got through, inevitably. Still, somehow this line of thought wasn't as consoling as it should have been; the idea of all those years of life in hand was a galling reminder!" Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:10:37.487374
+3012 "Sometimes I couldn't figure it out, what all the living was for." Jane Hamilton The Book of Ruth 2019-01-02 05:10:37.750133
+3013 "One is necessary, one is a piece of fate, one belongs to the whole, one is the whole – there exists nothing which could judge, measure, compare, condemn our being, for that would be to judge, measure, compare, condemn the whole…But nothing exists apart from the whole!" Friedrich Nietzsche Twilight of the Idols/The Anti-Christ 2019-01-02 05:10:38.015024
+3017 "Death is a continuation of my life without me..." Jean-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:10:41.274112
+3020 "Deep within every human being there still lives the anxiety over the possibility of being alone in the world, forgotten by God, overlooked among the millions and millions in this enormous household. One keeps this anxiety at a distance by looking at the many round about who are related to him as kin and friends, but the anxiety is still there, nevertheless, and one hardly dares think of how he would feel if all this were taken away." Soren Kieekegaard \N 2019-01-02 05:10:42.049425
+3021 "The tragedy is not that we are alone, but that we cannot be. At times I would give anything in the world to no longer be connected by anything to this universe of men." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:10:42.305546
+3022 "All creation necessarily ends in this: Creators, powerless, fleeing from the things they have wrought." David M. Eagleman Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives 2019-01-02 05:10:42.565714
+3023 "...he said firmly, "God can help you. All the men I’ve seen in your position turned to Him in their time of trouble." "Obviously," I replied, "they were at liberty to do so, if they felt like it." I, however, didn’t want to be helped, and I hadn’t time to work up interest for something that didn’t interest me." Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:10:42.821758
+3024 "What is the ideal for mental health, then? A lived, compelling illusion that does not lie about life, death, and reality; one honest enough to follow its own commandments: I mean, not to kill, not to take the lives of others to justify itself." Ernest Becker \N 2019-01-02 05:10:43.084008
+3025 "The Expulsion from Paradise is eternal in its principal aspect: this makes it irrevocable, and our living in this world inevitable, but the eternal nature of the process has the effect that not only could we remain forever in Paradise, but that we are currently there, whether we know it or not." Franz Kafka The Zürau Aphorisms 2019-01-02 05:10:43.352973
+3026 "What matters creative endless toil, When, at a snatch, oblivion ends the coil?" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Faust: Der Tragödie erster und zweiter Teil. Urfaust 2019-01-02 05:10:43.607108
+3028 "The day had been spent in the expectation of these hours, and now they were crumbling away, becoming, in their turn, another period of expectancy...It was a journey without end, leading to an indefinite future, eternally shifting just as she was reaching the present." Simone de Beauvoir The Mandarins 2019-01-02 05:10:44.141208
+3029 "Remember you are never really alone. Although it may feel like it for very long stretches of time." Steven L. Peck A Short Stay in Hell 2019-01-02 05:10:44.410277
+3030 "Does love always form, like a pearl, around the hardened bits of life?" Andrew Sean Greer The Story of a Marriage 2019-01-02 05:10:44.677713
+3031 "We only have one life to live, and must go on with it to the end, that if we feel it is meaningless, then we ourselves must give it meaning." Susan Moody Return to the Secret Garden 2019-01-02 05:10:44.938902
+3032 "The supernatural is not as it claims, for it is inherently unnatural; it seeks to separate us from our natural world." Joe Iacovino In the Shadow of the Sun 2019-01-02 05:10:45.195378
+3036 "For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely, all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a huge crowd of spectators and that they should greet me with howls of execration." Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:10:46.243973
+3041 "Deep down, it's all baseball, no matter what kind of geometrical shape you play it with." Vernon D. Burns Gods of the Jungle Planet 2019-01-02 05:10:47.547123
+3049 "Obviously, all religions fall far short of their own ideals." Ernest Becker The Denial of Death 2019-01-02 05:10:51.920251
+3052 "Part of being of a true existentialist is wanting to be what we make ourselves be by the way we choose to act, as opposed to making excuses for the way we act and regretting it." Gary Cox How to Be an Existentialist: or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses 2019-01-02 05:10:52.71507
+3053 "There is no unmoving mover behind the movement. It is only movement. It is not correct to say that life is moving, but life is movement itself. Life and movement are not two different things. In other words, there is no thinker behind the thought. Thought itself is the thinker. If you remove the thought, there is no thinker to be found." Walpola Rahula What the Buddha Taught 2019-01-02 05:10:52.977499
+3055 "The misfortune is that although everyone must come to [death], each experiences the adventure in solitude. We never left Maman during those last days... and yet we were profoundly separated from her." Simone de Beauvoir A Very Easy Death 2019-01-02 05:10:53.513072
+3056 "How did I picture the life after the grave? I Fairly bawled out at him: 'A life in which I can remember this life on earth. That's all I want of it." Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:10:53.773991
+3057 "[Y]ou are here to learn something. Don’t try to figure out what it is. This can be frustrating and unproductive." Steven L. Peck A Short Stay in Hell 2019-01-02 05:10:54.028964
+3058 "Man's first expression, like his first dream, was an aesthetic one. Speech was a poetic outcry rather than a demand for communication. Original man, shouting his consonants, did so in yells of awe and anger at his tragic state, at his own self-awareness and at his own helplessness before the void." Barnett Newman \N 2019-01-02 05:10:54.29136
+3060 "How hollow to have no secrets left; you shake yourself and nothing rattles. You're boneless as an anemone." Andrew Sean Greer The Story of a Marriage 2019-01-02 05:10:54.808253
+3061 "A shaft of sweetness shoots through me from top to toe when the sun rises; I shoulder my gun in silent exaltation." Knut Hamsun Pan 2019-01-02 05:10:55.081952
+3062 "CLOV: Do you believe in the life to come? HAMM: Mine was always that." Samuel Beckett Endgame & Act Without Words 2019-01-02 05:10:55.340935
+3065 "They are so very cultivated, so very rich and so utterly charming. At the end of each day, they all ask themselves: 'Is it time I stopped?' And they all reply: 'If I did, there would be no meaning to my life.' As if they actually knew what the meaning of life was." Paulo Coelho The Winner Stands Alone 2019-01-02 05:10:56.145592
+3066 "Our greatest challenge to couple conviction with doubt. By conviction, I mean some pragmatically developed faith, trust, or centeredness; and by doubt I mean openness to the ongoing changeability, mystery, and fallibility of the conviction." Kirk Schneider \N 2019-01-02 05:10:56.403196
+3067 "Strangman shrugged theatrically. "It J.G. Ballard The Drowned World 2019-01-02 05:10:56.662199
+3068 "A little more and I would have fallen into the mirror trap. I avoided it, but only to fall into the window trap: with nothing to do, my arms dangling, I go over to the window." Jean-Paul Sartre Nausea 2019-01-02 05:10:56.929514
+3069 "When one contemplated Portia, when one contemplated Sharon, when one contemplated one's own apparently pointless, utterly trivial being, the questions hung all around one, as urgent as knives at the throat. But the instant one tried to grasp one of them and turn it to one's own purpose and pierce through the murk, it became blunt and useless as a piece of cardboard." Deborah Eisenberg \N 2019-01-02 05:10:57.184061
+3072 "If this had not been the case with Abraham, then perhaps he might have loved God but not believed; for he who loves God without faith reflects upon himself, he who loves God believingly reflects upon God." Kierkegaard, Søren \N 2019-01-02 05:10:57.992503
+3077 "the best existential analysis of the human condition leads directly into the problems of God and faith" Ernest Becker The Denial of Death 2019-01-02 05:11:01.195702
+3078 "Every war, every revolution, demands the sacrifice of a generation, of a collectivity, by those who undertake it." Simone de Beauvoir The Ethics of Ambiguity 2019-01-02 05:11:01.465202
+3083 "I shall be here tomorrow, as I am every evening, and I’ll be pleased to accept your invitation." Albert Camus The Fall 2019-01-02 05:11:02.784811
+3089 "We are all just reflections of the infinity, and as such, we are all just different expressions of the same basic being." J. W. Barlament \N 2019-01-02 05:11:04.347207
+3090 "I earned my living by carrying on a dialogue with people I scorned." Albert Camus The Fall 2019-01-02 05:11:04.609971
+3091 "I wasn’t good enough to forgive offenses, but eventually I always forgot them." Albert Camus The Fall 2019-01-02 05:11:04.864484
+3192 "If I didn't try to assume responsibility for my own existence, it would seem utterly absurd to go on existing." Jean-Paul Sartre The Age of Reason 2019-01-02 05:11:40.435504
+3093 "In the frame of the human, maybe too human, order of the world, which the New Age Enlightenment set as the horizon of the future, there is no more space for any superhuman justification, nor for any superhuman construction of the human existence. The enlightened man freed himself of every divine tutelage, he radically diverged from every mythic restriction. Moreover, he finally understood his finality, learned to view his finality not as a blemish, but as that of which he can be proud." Mihailo Đurić \N 2019-01-02 05:11:05.392364
+3096 "If all existence is a dialogue, how is it there is still so much left unsaid?" Steven Erikson The Crippled God 2019-01-02 05:11:06.182772
+3097 "Sardines or not sardines, that is the question." Alain Bremond-Torrent running is flying intermittently 2019-01-02 05:11:06.450294
+3098 "Believing is so relative, sometimes i find it dull." Alain Bremond-Torrent running is flying intermittently 2019-01-02 05:11:06.707701
+3099 "If i was an existentialist, i would probably be French." Alain Bremond-Torrent running is flying intermittently 2019-01-02 05:11:06.965333
+3100 "Good is god and discrimination is demon." Abhijit Naskar Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana 2019-01-02 05:11:07.223563
+3101 "Salvation is no supernatural or extraterrestrial phenomenon, though, throughout history it is seen mostly as something supernatural and mystical. Salvation simply means to be not bounded by the chains of primitiveness. Salvation means to see no human as the "other" person, but simply as a reflection oneself." Abhijit Naskar Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana 2019-01-02 05:11:07.479008
+3102 "People are what matters and how you treat them determines what kind of a creature you are - a conscientious human being or a mere human-looking animal." Abhijit Naskar Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana 2019-01-02 05:11:07.746637
+3103 "If you have faith in all the trinities and apostles in the world, and still have no faith in yourself, there is no salvation for you." Abhijit Naskar Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana 2019-01-02 05:11:08.011343
+3104 "A bad girl is a myth. Every female exist in the world is equally awesome . You call them bad because they do not act the way you want. You are jealous of the girls who choose freedom over mental slavery." Anupam S Shlok \N 2019-01-02 05:11:08.268222
+3105 "The ego is an illusion. The more we submit to its cravings, the more unhappy we become." Seneka Abeyratne \N 2019-01-02 05:11:08.653512
+3106 "Why should injustice, the darkness of justice, exist and not be an imperfect entry in a book unread for centuries? Until it is so forgotten, that no one remembers it was ever there." Constantina Maud Hydranos 2019-01-02 05:11:10.872509
+3108 "These young people amaze me; drinking their coffee, they tell clear, plausible stories. If you ask them what they did yesterday, they don't get flustered; they tell you all about it in a few words. If I were in their place, I'd start stammering. It's true that for a long time now nobody has bothered how I spend my time. When you live alone, you even forget what it is to tell a story : plausibility disappears at the same time as friends." Jean-Paul Sartre Nausea 2019-01-02 05:11:11.397218
+3109 "Progress means progress of all humans from all walks of life, not just the progress in science, progress in technology or progress in philosophy." Abhijit Naskar Saint of The Sapiens 2019-01-02 05:11:11.664721
+3110 "We rush through our days in such stress and intensity, as if we were here to stay and the serious project of the world depended on us. We worry and grow anxious; we magnify trivia until they become important enough to control our lives. Yet all the time, we have forgotten that we are but temporary sojourners on the surface of a strange planet spinning slowly in the infinite night of the cosmos." John O'Donohue Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong 2019-01-02 05:11:11.920437
+3111 "Humans are the only helpline that humanity has got." Abhijit Naskar Saint of The Sapiens 2019-01-02 05:11:12.174948
+3112 "Existence – what’s it good for, if it can’t be forever – and the only way to exist forever is through your actions – your civilized, courageous and conscientious actions." Abhijit Naskar Saint of The Sapiens 2019-01-02 05:11:12.42954
+3113 "In front of the unfathomable vastness of the universe, we humans are insignificant particles of protoplasmic substance. But that’s precisely what makes us humans – we make sense out of chaos, and in that sense we produce meaningfulness. And we then pour that meaningfulness in our lives, which then outpours into the world. Thus, we provide meaning to a meaningless world – we provide meaning to a meaningless universe." Abhijit Naskar Saint of The Sapiens 2019-01-02 05:11:12.823393
+3114 "My money is in the hands of strangers." Franz Kafka Kafka's Selected Shorter Writings 2019-01-02 05:11:13.07915
+3116 "This is the terror: to have emerged from nothing, to have a name, consciousness of self, deep inner feelings, an excruciating inner yearning for life and self-expression - and with all this yet to die." Ernest Becker The Denial of Death 2019-01-02 05:11:13.727071
+3118 "It is possible that some people are sorry for me, but I am not aware of it." Franz Kafka Kafka's Selected Shorter Writings 2019-01-02 05:11:14.264039
+3119 "It would be foolish to be stoical all the time, you'd wear yourself out for nothing" John-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:11:14.521244
+3121 "There is life in walking, but death in running - there is life in communication, but death in talking - there is life in awareness, but death in judgement - so, be the life my friend, without the judgement, without the talking, without the running - simply be the life, full with sparkling communications, revelatory awareness and heart-warming walks." Abhijit Naskar Time to Save Medicine 2019-01-02 05:11:15.053059
+3125 "This is what I mean when I say man is condemned to be free: condemned, because he did not create himself, yet nonetheless free, because once cast into the world, he is responsible for everything that he does" John-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:11:16.111112
+3126 "You are the life and you are the death - it is only motion that separates the two." Abhijit Naskar Fabric of Humanity 2019-01-02 05:11:16.38855
+3127 "Yeah. Politics, Pete. We’re heading for a human moment. I have to think about what is best for America. My country, my people, my sisters and brothers. Party politics, maybe they don’t belong in the churchyard. Maybe we could just be humans in mourning black." Jason Dias, The UnAmerican President \N 2019-01-02 05:11:16.772916
+3193 "When a man gets drunk he gets sentimental. That's what I wanted to avoid." Jean-Paul Sartre The Age of Reason 2019-01-02 05:11:40.691288
+3130 "Aren't you going to try to talk me out of this?" Maurice asked. "Ask if I'm really up for it?" "No. Maybe this is the last thing you do. Maybe you make a complete recovery. Does it matter? I mean, in the long run?" "No." Jason Dias Finding Life on Mars: A novel of isolation 2019-01-02 05:11:17.576215
+3132 "The individual is certainly a tiny thing in the eyes of the infinity, but just because one is tiny does not mean one is insignificant." J. W. Barlament \N 2019-01-02 05:11:18.102328
+3133 "The greatest fear that human beings experience is not death, which is inevitable, but consideration of the distinct possibility of living a worthless life." Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 05:11:20.513316
+3134 "Influence is like the tide. Sometimes it goes, sometimes, however, it comes." Constantina Maud Hydranos 2019-01-02 05:11:20.777727
+3135 "The passage of time will ultimately obliterate the pallid signs of my toneless existence. My faint light will disappear entirely in the ebb and flow of the sprawling continuum of time, the impeccable sea of perpetuity that yawning encasement serves as the impeachable mantel for the inescapable predicament that horns the human condition." Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 05:11:21.036582
+3136 "Meaning springs from belonging." David Steindl-Rast Deeper Than Words: Living the Apostles' Creed 2019-01-02 05:11:21.293216
+3138 "A person’s life is a glint and oftentimes the climax is incalculably brutal." Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 05:11:21.812022
+3139 "I think Dostoevsky was right, that every human being must have a point at which he stands against the culture, where he says, this is me and the damned world can go to hell." Rollo May \N 2019-01-02 05:11:22.083057
+3141 "As usual, however, those who strive to understand have no power to act." Constantina Maud Hydranos 2019-01-02 05:11:22.608187
+3142 "People lasted as stories, as gods did. And people and gods alike told themselves stories as they died, because dying hurt, and stories helped." Max Gladstone The Ruin of Angels 2019-01-02 05:11:22.867393
+3143 "Throughout the whole absurd life I'd lived, a dark wind had been rising toward me from somewhere deep in my future, across years that were still to come, and as it passed, this wind leveled whatever was offered to me at the time, in years no more real than the ones I was living." Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:11:23.139363
+3146 "Sartre, expanding on Descartes, wrote that the reason we know others exist is because when they look at us, we feel looked at. He called the entity that was staring back at us the Other." Adrian Barnes Nod 2019-01-02 05:11:23.92806
+3194 "My existence began to worry me seriously. Was I not a simple spectre?" Jean-Paul Sartre Nausea 2019-01-02 05:11:40.946176
+3147 "I am but a yogurt-covered pretzel in the void. Sweet on the outside, salty on the inside, and always deceiving people into thinking I’m not that bad when I’m actually packed with calories and trans fats." Bryant A. Loney Sea Breeze Academy 2019-01-02 05:11:24.20313
+3148 "I speak of the laws man has made, to make everyone lawful." Constantina Maud Hydranos 2019-01-02 05:11:24.475652
+3150 "And then, whatever you yearn for may indeed become a weakness or an open wound... if you make it the only standard by which you live your life." Constantina Maud Hydranos 2019-01-02 05:11:25.012305
+3151 "Once they have been to bed together, they will have to find something else to conceal the enormous absurdity of their existence." Jean-Paul Sartre Nausea 2019-01-02 05:11:25.268252
+3152 "The you must be there for the I to find itself. Trust in you gives me trust in myself. In the encounter between the you and the I, faith is born. I am so truly I because I have faith in you. Only the I that comes about through faith can have faith." David Steindl-Rast Deeper Than Words: Living the Apostles' Creed 2019-01-02 05:11:25.531651
+3153 "Why must we overlook what we are most likely able to do?" Constantina Maud Hydranos 2019-01-02 05:11:25.787536
+3156 "The air is so dry, so clear, and there's so few people, almost no lights. And you can lie on your back and look up and see the Milky Way. All the stars like a splash of milk in the sky. And you see them slowly move. Because the Earth is moving. And you feel like you're lying on a giant spinning ball in space." Mohsin Hamid Exit West 2019-01-02 05:11:26.586014
+3157 "So maybe it’s not sad that Gran lives alone. Maybe it’s a choice. “But what if it never rains again here?” I ask her. She makes a quick face—like a face she might make if I were blowing that whistle right in her ear. Then she says, “I guess I’ll have to take that question one day at a time." Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead (illustrated by Nicholas Gannon) \N 2019-01-02 05:11:26.844936
+3158 "So I stayed with the old priest who was my teacher, but lots of unanswered questions always came up. Then I thought, “Why don’t you teach me anything?” But my teacher didn’t care. He just lived. He just let me be alive every day." Dainin Katagiri Each Moment Is the Universe: Zen and the Way of Being Time 2019-01-02 05:11:27.101265
+3159 "Truth has no continuity. It is the mind that wants to make the experience which it calls truth continuous, and such a mind shall not know truth. Truth is always new; it is to see the same smile, and see that smile newly, to see the same person, and see that person anew, to see the waving palms anew, to meet life anew." Jiddu Krishnamurti Book of Life, The: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti 2019-01-02 05:11:27.359095
+3160 "To live for others is real religious life." Abhijit Naskar \N 2019-01-02 05:11:27.620438
+3162 "Truth not brought to the service of humanity, is a truth of no value." Abhijit Naskar \N 2019-01-02 05:11:28.150537
+3163 "The distance between the being and the conscience is the nothing" Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism Is a Humanism 2019-01-02 05:11:30.339744
+3164 "Sometimes at midnight, in the great silence of the sleep-bound town, the doctor turned on his radio before going to bed for the few hours’ sleep he allowed himself. And from the ends of the earth, across the thousands of miles of land and sea, kindly, well-meaning speakers tried to voice their fellow-feeling, and indeed did so, but at the same time proved the utter incapacity of every man truly to share in suffering that he cannot see." Albert Camus The Plague 2019-01-02 05:11:30.608461
+3165 "The radically phenomenal thing about the truth is once you find it, you can dig and dig and you’re just going to reveal more and more. There is no end when one starts digging in the direction of the truth. It’s the ultimate life adventure." Renee Chae This Thing Called Life: Living Your Ultimate Truth 2019-01-02 05:11:30.864175
+3166 "But I was beginning to learn that your life is a story told about you, not one that you tell. Of course, you pretend to be the author. You have to. You think, I now choose to go to lunch, when that monotone beep rings from on high at 12:37. But really, the bell decides. You think you're the painter, but you're the canvas." John Green Turtles All the Way Down 2019-01-02 05:11:31.252336
+3169 "That’s what’s so wonderful about you, you’re so self-sufficient that I feel that you’ve created your own self." Simone de Beauvoir The Blood of Others 2019-01-02 05:11:32.11422
+3170 "The goal toward which I surpass myself must appear to me as a point of departure toward a new act of surpassing." Simone de Beauvoir The Ethics of Ambiguity 2019-01-02 05:11:32.36859
+3172 "i once heard the survivors of a colony of ants that had been partially obliterated by a cow s foot seriously debating the intention of the gods towards their civilization" Don Marquis Archy and Mehitabel 2019-01-02 05:11:33.024646
+3173 "My biggest trouble is that people look at me and think that no serious trouble has ever troubled my little head. They seldom realize the chaos that seethes behind my exterior. As for the who Am I, what am I angle...that will preoccupy me till the day I die." Sylvia Plath Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956 2019-01-02 05:11:33.283085
+3174 "I now knew that life had something profound in store for everyone, and I softly whispered farewell as I felt the sea claiming me, as it did her, as it will eventually claim everything." Nick Vossen The Fissures Between Worlds: Tales Beyond Time and Space 2019-01-02 05:11:33.552257
+3175 "the long walk home is fraught with death at every corner." erik peake \N 2019-01-02 05:11:33.811337
+3176 "I had never chosen anything. I had always changed my colors according to my surroundings. Nor had I ever willingly engaged in providing advice on how to evade taxes or gone along with that kind of scheme. I merely went with the flow of the moment. I was thus virtually nonexistent." Tomoyuki Hoshino ME 2019-01-02 05:11:34.083281
+3180 "The existentialists did say that life was all about pulling the victory of meaning from the jaws of senseless absurdity" Matthew Mather The Complete Atopia Chronicles 2019-01-02 05:11:35.17242
+3181 "The actions of real conscientious original beings become the beacon of what real human existence looks like." Abhijit Naskar Let The Poor Be Your God 2019-01-02 05:11:35.570703
+3182 "Happiness is a frightening state of being. If we let ourselves be happy, then there is something that can always be taken from us. In one minute, one second, everything can change." Jacqueline Simon Gunn Forever and One Day 2019-01-02 05:11:35.830408
+3183 "Existential crisis if comes before the expected age yields fruitful results." Bhavik Sarkhedi The Weak Point Dealer 2019-01-02 05:11:36.090452
+3184 "We are discussing things seriously; but if you won’t deign to give me your attention, I will drop your acquaintance. I can retreat into my underground hole." Fiódor Dostoiévski Notes from Underground 2019-01-02 05:11:36.356102
+3185 "A death may be a death, or early warning of existential threat or out-of-context problem. Nothing occurs in isolation. The world’s doom ripples back and forth through time." Max Gladstone Last First Snow 2019-01-02 05:11:36.622713
+3186 "meanwhile I was thinking that if half the cells in side of you are not you, doesn't that challenge the whole notion of me as a singular pronoun, let alone as the author of my fate?" John Green Turtles All the Way Down 2019-01-02 05:11:36.906493
+3187 "I am Lord God, so are you." Abhijit Naskar Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human 2019-01-02 05:11:37.161958
+3188 "Love this review ( notgettingenough \N 2019-01-02 05:11:37.443252
+3189 "We have started the journey- no turning back now. Three steps lie between us and the goal: (1) Know who you are. (2) Know what you need. (3) Get it. These steps need to be taken in sequence. I cannot know what I need before I know who I am. I cannot go after what I need before I know what I need." Mark Hebwood Happiness Rules 2019-01-02 05:11:37.699627
+3190 "Anxiety, trauma and crisis are necessary catalysts to stimulate self-consciousness." Rollo Tomassi The Rational Male 2019-01-02 05:11:39.925951
+3191 "His absence was a presence. Who knew an empty space could take up so much room." Jacqueline Simon Gunn \N 2019-01-02 05:11:40.181381
+3195 "I wish I could see butterflies burst from cocoons Without tempering my amazement Knowing all beauty eventually dies." Justin Wetch Bending The Universe 2019-01-02 05:11:41.200394
+3196 "Our age reminds one of the dissolution of the Greek city-state: Everything goes on as usual and yet there is no longer anyone who believes in it. The invisible spiritual bond which gives it validity, no longer exists, and so the whole age is at once comic and tragic--tragic because it is perishing, comic because it goes on." Søren Kierkegaard Either/Or: A Fragment of Life 2019-01-02 05:11:41.592832
+3197 "Who am I? The great inquiry indeed." Yogananda Paramhansa Autobiography of a Yogi 2019-01-02 05:11:41.853666
+3198 "Life is only meaningless if we fail to make a resolute effort at achieving bliss, attaining the active state of oneness that comes to a person whom is attentively alive and mindful of all the beauty and moral sublimity of existence." Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 05:11:42.117607
+3199 "Her thoughts were like the moon eclipsing the sun." Jacqueline Simon Gunn \N 2019-01-02 05:11:42.374568
+3200 "She now felt an incessant and universal numbness." Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary 2019-01-02 05:11:42.63922
+3201 "To act is literally to manifest preference about one set of possibilities, contrasted with an infinite set of alternatives. If we wish to live, we must act. Acting, we value." Jordan Peterson \N 2019-01-02 05:11:42.898782
+3202 "The world itself, whose single meaning I do not understand, is but a vast irrational. If one could only say just once: “This is clear,” all would be saved. But these men vie with one another in proclaiming that nothing is clear, all is chaos, that all man has is his lucidity and his definite knowledge of the walls surrounding him. All these experiences agree and confirm one another." Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 2019-01-02 05:11:43.171868
+3204 "The vitality of the ordinary members of society is dependent on its Outsiders. Many Outsiders unify themselves, realize themselves as poets or saints. Others remain tragically divided and unproductive, but even they supply soul-energy to society; it is their strenuousness that purifies thought and prevents the bourgeois world from foundering under its own dead-weight; they are society’s spiritual dynamos." Colin Wilson The Outsider 2019-01-02 05:11:43.704301
+3205 "Ultimately, beyond the primordial, brutish labels of man-made institutions, true practical religion of the civilized society must bring oneness. This very process of unification without bigotry is what makes religion, religion, for the word religion comes from the latin "religare", which means "to bind", that is to unify humanity." Abhijit Naskar A Push in Perception 2019-01-02 05:11:43.972612
+3207 "For instance, there is something new about my hands, a certain way of picking up my pipe or fork. Or else it's the fork which now has a certain way of having itself picked up, I don't know. A little while ago, just as I was coming into my room, I stopped short because I felt in my hand a cold object which held my attention through a sort of personality. I opened my hand, looked: I was simply holding the door-knob." Jean-Paul Sartre Nausea 2019-01-02 05:11:44.503759
+3208 "We are the Gods, who create Gods, and then we turn into worshipers seeking comfort and solace from those Gods that we create. And we do all this, in order to have as much soothing existence as possible." Abhijit Naskar Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human 2019-01-02 05:11:44.761431
+3209 "Deeds are divine, not doctrines. Actions are religious, not creeds." Abhijit Naskar Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human 2019-01-02 05:11:45.031854
+3211 "I know very well that I don't want to do anything: to do something is to create existence—and there's quite enough existence as it is." Jean-Paul Sartre Nausea 2019-01-02 05:11:45.541992
+3212 "People may have to die, but morbidity will live forever." Mara Wilson Where Am I Now? 2019-01-02 05:11:45.822019
+3214 "To seek out the upright. No fall but preceded by a declination. He took great marching steps into the nothingness, counting them against his return. Eyes closed, arms oaring. Upright to what? Something nameless in the night, lode or matrix. To which he and the stars were common satellite. Like the great pendulum in its rotunda scribing through the long day movements of the universe of which you may say it knows nothing and yet know it must." Cormac McCarthy The Road 2019-01-02 05:11:46.34308
+3215 "If we put away all the etymological jargon and destroy all self-created images and technical descriptions, then it is as simple as this - a moral being is a good being - a religious being - a conscientious being - a wise being." Abhijit Naskar Morality Absolute 2019-01-02 05:11:46.601672
+3216 "THREE BASIC TRUTHS THREE BASIC TRUTHS Three things have a limited threshold: Time, pain, and death. While truth, love, and knowledge – Are boundless. Three things are needed For humanity to co-exist: Truth, peace and basic needs. Everything else - Is irrelevant." Suzy Kassem Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 2019-01-02 05:11:46.859093
+3217 "In his embryonic form, as the Outsider, he does not know himself well enough to understand the driving force behind his feelings. That is why his chief concern is with thinking, not with doing." Colin Wilson The Outsider 2019-01-02 05:11:47.140428
+3218 "There are no greater or truer lords, gods, fathers, sons or holy spirits, than the humans. Humans are the highest beings on earth." Abhijit Naskar Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human 2019-01-02 05:11:47.394519
+3219 "What's the point of wandering? to find a better place? a home? But the loneliness will always capture me in its claws of no tomorrow" Asper Blurry Train to the Edge of the Moon 2019-01-02 05:11:50.289785
+3220 "It is certain that we cannot escape anguish, for we are anguish." Jean-Paul Sartre Being and Nothingness 2019-01-02 05:11:50.552501
+3222 "Still, somewhere in the depths of ourselves we all harbor an ashamed, unsatisfied melancholy that quietly awaits a funeral." Jean-Paul Sartre The Reprieve 2019-01-02 05:11:51.081946
+3223 "Time is that by which at every moment all things become as nothing in our hands, and thereby lose all their true value." Arthur Schopenhauer \N 2019-01-02 05:11:51.482748
+3226 "There are two ways to go to the gas chamber, free and not free." Jean-Paul Sartre \N 2019-01-02 05:11:52.257236
+3227 "If one shifts the center of gravity of life out of life into the “Beyond” – into nothingness – one has deprived life as such of its center of gravity. The great lie of personal immortality destroys all rationality, all naturalness of instinct, all that is salutary, all that is life-furthering." Friedrich Nietzsche Twilight of the Idols 2019-01-02 05:11:52.514383
+3228 "I am poor—you are my riches; dark—you are my light; I own nothing, need nothing. And how could I own anything? After all, it is a contradiction that he can own something who does not own himself. I am happy as a child who is neither able to own anything nor allowed to. I own nothing, for I belong only to you; I am not, I have ceased to be, in order to be yours.” —Johannes De Silentio, from_Either/Or_" Søren Kierkegaard \N 2019-01-02 05:11:52.770063
+3230 "Sleepless nights Spent looking at the ceiling Searching in those etched patterns For some sort of adhesive To glue together the broken pieces Of a soul crushed By the weight of the fact that Life is profoundly sad." Justin Wetch Bending The Universe 2019-01-02 05:11:53.285559
+3231 "Hard as it may sound, no god has saved anything or anyone in human history. It is the humans who have done so." Abhijit Naskar 7 Billion Gods: Humans Above All 2019-01-02 05:11:53.547289
+3233 " John Shelton Jones Awakening Kings and Princes Volume I: Sacred Knowledge to Nourish the Mentality, Support Spiritual Growth, Learning the Light, and Progressing to Become a Master Lover While Embracing Desire 2019-01-02 05:11:54.076147
+3237 "Time makes us grow old, but it also gives us the day and the night...Lying is a bad thing. It makes you sorry you were ever born. And not to have been born is a curse. You are condemned to live outside time. And when you live outside time, there is no day and night. You don't get a chance to die." Paul Auster City of Glass 2019-01-02 05:11:55.169035
+3238 "There are two ways to go to the gas chamber, free and not free." Sartre Jean-Paul \N 2019-01-02 05:11:55.437864
+3242 "A man is talking on the telephone behind a glass partition; you cannot hear him but you see his incomprehensible dumb-show and you wonder why he is alive." Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 2019-01-02 05:11:56.476809
+3243 "I am a mask, concealing the real." Philip K. Dick The Man in the High Castle 2019-01-02 05:11:56.735524
+3473 "In existential mathematics that experience takes the form of two basic equations: The degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting." Milan Kundera Slowness 2019-01-02 05:13:16.042613
+3245 "Fate is the cruelest of masters, taking Life when it pleases or at random, handing Rigged decks to whom it pleases, cheating All alike and none the wiser, taking Everything away from those with nothing." Justin Wetch Bending The Universe 2019-01-02 05:11:57.400797
+3246 "Like a handprint in cement An indelible mark has been left My identity has been bent At the point where your fingers pressed. Some people leave their marks All over your identity; Some leave beautiful art And others graffiti obscenities." Justin Wetch Bending The Universe 2019-01-02 05:11:57.657947
+3247 "This heart within me I can feel, and I judge that it exists. This world I can touch, and I likewise judge that it exists. There ends all my knowledge, and the rest is construction. (...) Forever I shall be a stranger to myself." Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus 2019-01-02 05:12:00.139446
+3248 "A Chinese proverb: Outside of sky there is sky, outside of people there are people. It is the idea of infinity and also that there will always be someone better than you." Weike Wang Chemistry 2019-01-02 05:12:00.401614
+3249 "It’s maybe impossible to escape (your own head), but I guess the secret is the prison cell just gets bigger and bigger and bigger and prettier and prettier and prettier." David Lynch \N 2019-01-02 05:12:00.915521
+3250 "The children laughing without knowing why - isn't that beautiful?" Milan Kundera The Festival of Insignificance 2019-01-02 05:12:01.173407
+3251 "One recognizes one's course by discovering the paths that stray from it" Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 2019-01-02 05:12:01.441399
+3252 "Loneliness is the manifestation of the conflict between our desire for meaning and the absence of objective meaning from the universe." Neel Burton Heaven and Hell: The Psychology of the Emotions 2019-01-02 05:12:01.977332
+3253 "At any moment when you are you, you are you without the memory of yourself because if you remember yourself while you are you, you are not for the purposes of creating you." Gertrude Stein What Are Masterpieces? 2019-01-02 05:12:02.234277
+3254 "That is a very Earthling question to ask, Mr. Pilgrim. Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber?' 'Yes' Billy, in fact, had a paperweight in his office which was a plop of polished amber with three ladybugs embedded in it. 'Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why." Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five 2019-01-02 05:12:02.495643
+3256 "Solitude, the joy of being alone, stems from, as well as promotes, a state of maturity and inner richness." Neel Burton Heaven and Hell: The Psychology of the Emotions 2019-01-02 05:12:03.009342
+3260 "(…) symbolism did not fall out of heaven or rise out of subterranean depths: it was elaborated like language, by the human reality…" Simone de Beauvoir The Second Sex 2019-01-02 05:12:04.098127
+3261 "Yes it’s me, I myself, what I turned out to be, (…) I’m the one here in myself, it’s me. (…) Whatever I was, whatever I wasn’t—it’s all in what I am. Whatever I wanted, whatever I didn’t want—all of this has shaped me. Whatever I loved, or stopped loving—in me it’s the same nostalgia (Álvaro de Campos)" Fernando Pessoa A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems 2019-01-02 05:12:04.356319
+3263 "Nobody needs saving, just a little bit of empathy" John O'Callaghan \N 2019-01-02 05:12:04.875451
+3267 "That is a very Earthling question to ask, Mr. Pilgrim. Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber?' 'Yes' Billy, in fact, had a paperweight in his office which was a blob of polished amber with three ladybugs embedded in it. 'Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why." Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five 2019-01-02 05:12:05.949897
+3271 "The surest of stubborn silences is not to hold one's tongue but to talk" Kierkegaard \N 2019-01-02 05:12:06.97749
+3273 "Sartre turns love into a ‘battle between two hypnotists in a closed room’." Iris Murdoch \N 2019-01-02 05:12:07.501265
+3275 "– The life of the worlds is a roaring river, but Earth’s is a pond and a backwater. – The sign of doom is written on your brows – how long will ye kick against the pin-pricks? – But there is one conquest and one crown, one redemption and one solution. – Know yourselves – be infertile and let the earth be silent after ye." Peter Wessel Zapffe Essays 2019-01-02 05:12:10.020626
+3276 "Her nausea increased, the dialect had become unfamiliar, the way our wet throats bathed the words in the liquid of saliva was intolerable. A sense of repulsion had invested all the bodies in movement, their bone structure, the frenzy that shook them. How poorly made we are, she thought, how insufficient. The broad shoulders, the arms, the legs, the ears, noses, eyes, seemed to her attributes of monstrous beings who had fallen from some corner of the black sky." Elena Ferrante My Brilliant Friend 2019-01-02 05:12:10.279622
+3277 "Boredom is the root of all evil. It is very curious that boredom, which itself has such a calm and sedate nature, can have such a capacity to initiate motion. The effect that boredom brings about is absolutely magical, but this effect is one not of attraction but of repulsion." Søren Kierkegaard \N 2019-01-02 05:12:10.542815
+3278 "I knew I was lost inside the world, watching it and trying to understand why too often I felt like I was standing just beyond the frame—of everything." Jacqueline Woodson Another Brooklyn 2019-01-02 05:12:10.809433
+3280 "If the achievement of so much in life could not make one happy, then why bother living?" Christopher Bram Lives of the Circus Animals 2019-01-02 05:12:11.33618
+3282 "Self-questioning – an effort to get in touch with our essential self – is an endless stream of thought." Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 05:12:11.873015
+3283 "Nothing means anything but you still have to follow the rules." Scarlett Thomas The End of Mr. Y 2019-01-02 05:12:12.130647
+3284 "And just then it crossed my mind that one might fire, or not fire—and it would come to absolutely the same thing." Albert Camus The Stranger 2019-01-02 05:12:12.389385
+3285 "I wonder if there has been a book written on toes—the bottom parts of a body are just as important as the top parts. Each chapter would focus on one of the ten toes and each would inspire singular, existential commentary: the potential of our toes as leaders, the solidity of our little instruments, the dangers of relating size and value. It would be called Meia Geddes Love Letters to the World 2019-01-02 05:12:12.649053
+3286 "The question of being is the darkest in all philosophy." William James Some Problems of Philosophy: A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy 2019-01-02 05:12:12.904429
+3288 "A person shattered by their loss in faith must come to terms with the underlying fear and tension of his or her austere solitude and knowingly accept that the universe is utterly indifferent to a person’s survival. Establishment of an ethical code – a philosophical stance – that enables a person to accept the absurdity of living in a world indifferent to them is the ultimate challenge." Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 05:12:13.438888
+3289 "Perhaps Lila was right: my book—even though it was having so much success—really was bad, and this was because it was well organized, because it was written with obsessive care, because I hadn’t been able to imitate the disjointed, unaesthetic, illogical, shapeless banality of things." Elena Ferrante The Story of the Lost Child 2019-01-02 05:12:13.70683
+3290 "As a result of subduing the forces of nature with the tools that we invent, we find ourselves today at the point where the force of our tools has become a greater concern than the forces of nature." Elena Ferrante The Story of a New Name 2019-01-02 05:12:14.092345
+3291 "Yes it’s me, I myself, what I turned out to be, (…) I’m the one here in myself, it’s me. (…) Whatever I was, whatever I wasn’t—it’s all in what I am. Whatever I wanted, whatever I didn’t want—all of this has shaped me. Whatever I loved, or stopped loving—in me it’s the same nostalgia." Fernando Pessoa, Álvaro de Campos \N 2019-01-02 05:12:14.3499
+3292 "bullshit french post-war rationalizing" Woody Allen \N 2019-01-02 05:12:14.619365
+3293 "Maybe I should tell her that things without meaning are the most beautiful ones. It’s a good sentence, she’ll like it." Elena Ferrante The Story of a New Name 2019-01-02 05:12:14.875401
+3294 "Human logic may be rationally adequate, but it is also existentially deficient. Faith declares that there is more than this - not contradicting, but transcending reason." Alister E. McGrath Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith 2019-01-02 05:12:15.144185
+3295 "I was left behind with the immensity of existing things. A river, suffering because reflections of clouds and tress and not clouds and trees." Czesław Miłosz \N 2019-01-02 05:12:15.408423
+3297 "A series of disconcerting questions nibbles at hearts of troubled youths. These same unanswered questions, along with their acerbic toxins, reveal their pungent fumes more frequently and with greater intensity as a person rushes headfirst into life’s concrete jungle." Kilroy J. Oldster \N 2019-01-02 05:12:15.920011
+3298 "Is this neuro-bot really supposed to be her, this creature, this thing, compiled of the ghosts of human data, the replicas of their past?" Bremer Acosta Blood of Other Worlds 2019-01-02 05:12:16.186127
+3299 "The Self is the measure of everything." Abhijit Naskar \N 2019-01-02 05:12:16.44121
+3300 "You’re not interested in her because by your definition she isn’t real. But your brain doesn’t know the difference. It’s all just chemicals firing and testosterone giving you a hard-on." Jonathan K. Wade \N 2019-01-02 05:12:16.696614
+3301 "Max: Why do I get the feeling you’ve played god and you don’t know what you’ve created. Dr Hurstville: Hasn’t god done the same with us?" Jonathan K. Wade \N 2019-01-02 05:12:16.960747
+3303 "It was chance. A random series of events given meaning by somone desperate to prove there's a design to our lives. That the minutes and hours between our birth and death are ore than frantic moments of chaos. Because if that's all they are - if there are no rules governing our lives - then our entire existence is a meaningless farce." Shaun David Hutchinson We Are the Ants 2019-01-02 05:12:19.378438
+3305 "Have you ever felt in your inmost being, the conscience of others?' again she was trembling, the words were not releasing her. 'It's intolerable you know" Simone de Beauvoir She Came to Stay 2019-01-02 05:12:20.032764
+3306 "Leave nothing for death but a burned-out castle" Nikos Kazantzakis Zorba the Greek 2019-01-02 05:12:20.293256
+3345 "Love is a felt force when we become aware of it. Our cognition must be added to the reality of existence. This is the dance of love. We must cultivate our seeds that we plant in each other's lives. Only then we will enlarge our view of love, beauty, creativity, and purpose." Luis Enrique Cavazos The Five Virtues That Awaken Your Life 2019-01-02 05:12:32.862627
+3346 "Amidst a crowd of strangers, I still remain unknown to myself." Vivid Darkness \N 2019-01-02 05:12:33.120945
+3308 "He had not the benefit of existentialist terminology; but what he felt was a very clear case of the anxiety of freedom - that is, the realization that one is free and the realization that being free is a situation of terror" John Fowles The French Lieutenant's Woman 2019-01-02 05:12:20.855274
+3309 "Positive disintegration is the sublimation of suffering" Martijn Budel \N 2019-01-02 05:12:21.116788
+3310 "Overwhelmed by life's complexity? Realize that our alphabet consists of only 26 letters, calculations are based on a set of 10 numbers, all variations in music are based on 7 musical notes, our DNA can be dissected into 4 letters and space on the Planck scale is probably made solely out of binary code" Martijn Budel \N 2019-01-02 05:12:21.374571
+3312 "Surprising condition, this, of our existence! To live is to feel ourselves fatally obliged to exercise our liberty, to decide what we are going to be in this world. Not for a single moment is our activity of decision allowed to rest. Even when in desperation we abandon ourselves to whatever may happen, we have decided not to decide." Ortega y Gasset \N 2019-01-02 05:12:21.901632
+3313 "This leads us to note down in our psychological chart of the mass-man of to-day two fundamental traits: the free expansion of his vital desires, and therefore, of his personality; and his radical ingratitude towards an that has made possible the ease of his existence. These traits together make up the well-known psychology of the spoilt child." Ortega y Gasset \N 2019-01-02 05:12:22.166403
+3316 "That man is intellectually of the mass who, in face of any problem, is satisfied with thinking the first thing he finds in his head. On the contrary, the excellent man is he who contemns what he finds in his mind without previous effort, and only accepts as worthy of him what is still far above him and what requires a further effort in order to be reached." Ortega y Gasset \N 2019-01-02 05:12:22.953483
+3317 "Every increase in objectivity takes us further from reality." Nanavira Thera \N 2019-01-02 05:12:23.210531
+3318 "How is it I have the strength to carry my own weaknesses?" Nanamoli Thera \N 2019-01-02 05:12:23.465646
+3385 "God has not yet revealed himself to no one in no unclear terms. Religions are attempts to find him; on that level they are all equal" Bangambiki Habyarimana Pearls Of Eternity 2019-01-02 05:12:45.827877
+3322 "Let us imagine a number of men in chains, and all condemned to death, where some are killed each day in the sight of the others, and those who remain see their own fate in that of their fellows, and wait their turn, looking at each other sorrowfully and without hope. It is an image of the condition of men." Pascal \N 2019-01-02 05:12:24.530858
+3323 "... burdened with the unbearable weight of ourself." Joubert \N 2019-01-02 05:12:24.790413
+3329 "The worst thing about pills was that they worked. Without them, you might just adapt; medical optimism suspended you in a maintenance reality. He'd never known how sick he was until he'd gotten health insurance. The pill that really wanted inventing was the bitter one that cured you of optimism and made time go faster." Tony Tulathimutte Private Citizens 2019-01-02 05:12:26.376549
+3331 "For me, then, nobility is synonymous with a life of effort, ever set on excelling oneself, in passing beyond what one is to what one sets up as a duty and an obligation. In this way the noble life stands opposed to the common or inert life, which reclines statically upon itself, condemned to perpetual immobility, unless an external force compels it to come out of itself. Hence we apply the term mass to this kind of man- not so much because of his multitude as because of his inertia." Ortega y Gasset \N 2019-01-02 05:12:26.90876
+3332 "I kissed her and forgot death." Jeanette Winterson The Stone Gods 2019-01-02 05:12:29.503464
+3333 "Let's not worry. It's too late now. It will always be too late, fortunately!" Albert Camus The Fall 2019-01-02 05:12:29.758986
+3334 "She is the light, at the end of this endless tunnel." Vivid Darkness \N 2019-01-02 05:12:30.034982
+3335 "No misery ever so beautiful than the one this mind creates." Vivid Darkness \N 2019-01-02 05:12:30.290974
+3336 "You burn like a candle inside my soul, showing me a way through this darkness." Vivid Darkness \N 2019-01-02 05:12:30.54768
+3337 "The law of karma says that no matter what context I find myself in, it is neither my parents, nor my science teacher, nor the mailman, but I alone who have brought myself into this state because of my past actions. Instead of trapping me in a fatalistic snare, this gives me freedom. Because I alone have brought myself into my present condition, I myself, by working hard and striving earnestly, can reach the supreme state which is nirvana." Eknath Easwaran The End of Sorrow 2019-01-02 05:12:30.805433
+3338 "In life, we need to go through a naked tree season in order to turn nothingness into meaning." Luis Enrique Cavazos The Five Virtues That Awaken Your Life 2019-01-02 05:12:31.061517
+3339 "I was still keenly aware as in my childhood of the inexplicable nature of my presence here on earth; where had I come from here; where was I going? I often thought about these things with a kind of stupefied horror and used to fill my diary with long self-communings" Simone de Beauvoir Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter 2019-01-02 05:12:31.317511
+3340 "No drugs here, no manipulation of neurotransmitters that leaves our worldly problems unattended. And no talking cures because explicit insight is not needed. All that is required is courage: the courage to encounter discomfort and stay with it long enough to be changed by it, strengthened." Jason Dias \N 2019-01-02 05:12:31.573638
+3341 "You don't choose to choose what you choose in life!" Sam Harris \N 2019-01-02 05:12:31.828811
+3342 "I always thought I wasn't afraid to die. No... no one is afraid of death itself. Your pain and suffering is over in an instant. What really makes me suffer... Is seeing you crying over me... From the darkness of the Milky Way. I'm sorry... Please don't make that face. You look best shdn you're smiling, you know." Inio Asano Solanin 2019-01-02 05:12:32.083579
+3343 "Never feed someone else's dream, you will only remain as a ghost in their vision." Luis Enrique Cavazos The Five Virtues That Awaken Your Life 2019-01-02 05:12:32.35263
+3344 "all the existentialists concur that it is through our choices that we become who we are." Gordon Marino Ethics: The Essential Writings 2019-01-02 05:12:32.606451
+3348 "They say I don’t exist. They say I am an extension, an indulgence, imagination of a schizophrenic person." Faiz Shaikh \N 2019-01-02 05:12:33.645916
+3349 "Oh what force on earth could be weaker than the feeble strength of one" like me remembering the way it could have been. Help me with this barricade. No surrender. No defeat. A spectre's haunting Albert Street. I am your pamphleteer." John K. Samson Lyrics and Poems 1997-2012 2019-01-02 05:12:33.907793
+3351 "Never let a minister say you are a sinner for he or she is a sinner too. Nor never let a psychiatrist say you have a mental disorder for he or she has problems too." Luis Enrique Cavazos The Five Virtues That Awaken Your Life 2019-01-02 05:12:34.436881
+3352 "If life is supposed to be a theater, then somehow, we all met and played our part." Luis Enrique Cavazos The Five Virtues That Awaken Your Life 2019-01-02 05:12:34.690793
+3353 "Biology is run by intricate cellular mechanisms. Cellular mechanisms are run by Nature. Thus, the more we attempt to understand Nature, the more we get closer to our existential properties." Abhijit Naskar What is Mind? 2019-01-02 05:12:34.946442
+3354 "I am naked and a beggar and an atom in the vortex of humanity." Dostoyevsky \N 2019-01-02 05:12:35.211256
+3356 "The whole composition reminds him of something he once had and that he isn't sure if he misses. He does and he doesn't at the same time. It is less the melancholy memory of an abscence and more the comforting evidence that it exists and is still part of the world." Daniel Galera Barba Ensopada de Sangue 2019-01-02 05:12:35.724149
+3357 "Once you set the bar high for yourself, you cannot go back to mediocrity. You must give world-class performance in all that you do. Your work ethic, persistence, effort and dedication will glow on your behalf. Do not brag about your accomplishments; allow your reputation to speak of your magnificence." Luis Enrique Cavazos The Five Virtues That Awaken Your Life 2019-01-02 05:12:35.98649
+3358 "Hope is an all seeing eye that triangles the eternal humbleness in our existence. Hope is what makes us smile through our unwavering faith. When we hope, we organize our details to become conscious citizens of the world." Luis Enrique Cavazos The Five Virtues That Awaken Your Life 2019-01-02 05:12:36.244679
+3359 "To fully appreciate the depth of love, we must captivate ourselves in the moment. Whether it is fate or humanism, it produces a great capacity for happiness with a throw in of anxiety, grief, and isolation. Use those whales as an insidious beginning to produce meaning and humility in your life." Luis Enrique Cavazos The Five Virtues That Awaken Your Life 2019-01-02 05:12:36.509771
+3360 "What is meant here by saying that existence precedes essence? It means that, first of all, man exists, turns up, appears on the scene, and, only afterwards, defines himself.... Not only is man what he conceives himself to be, but he is also only what he wills himself to be after this thrust toward existence. Whereas a table is a table is a table, humans have no preexisting essence and so define themselves," Gordon Marino Ethics: The Essential Writings 2019-01-02 05:12:36.775977
+3362 "I wanted to explain myself to myself in an understandable way. I gave shape to my fears and made excuses. I varied my velocities, watched myselves sleep. Something's not right about what I'm doing but I'm still doing it-- living in the worst parts, ruining myself. My inner life is a sheet of black glass. If I fell through the floor I would keep falling. The enormity of my desire disgusts me." Richard Siken War of the Foxes 2019-01-02 05:12:39.605263
+3363 "You are only excused for happiness and success if you generously agree to share them. But if one is to be happy, one should not worry too much about other people - which means there is no way out. Happy and judged or absolved and miserable." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:12:39.870077
+3364 "A person experiences anxiety when they realize their insignificance in the cosmic field, which present state of angst can exacerbated by other confusing life questions." Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 05:12:40.128571
+3365 "Atheists are the most honest of the human race. These people are unable to live a double life; they are unable to lie to themselves. Of course it's an evolutionary handicap, and if that handicap was widespread, our species would run the risk of extinction" Bangambiki Habyarimana Pearls Of Eternity 2019-01-02 05:12:40.409504
+3366 " Inio Asano Solanin 2019-01-02 05:12:40.664852
+3367 "We each possess the ability creatively to respond to the ontological mystery of our existence." Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 05:12:40.921493
+3369 "There is nothing behind the curtains of religions, people put there whatever their imaginations can fathom" Bangambiki Habyarimana Pearls Of Eternity 2019-01-02 05:12:41.612838
+3386 "An atheist is someone who is disappointed in his search of god. He is a man who strongly needed god but couldn't find him. Atheism is a cry of despair" Bangambiki Habyarimana Pearls Of Eternity 2019-01-02 05:12:46.098032
+3387 "You think it’s a game? Unintelligible? Ha! Envision no spoons. This is serious. It is a matter of joy versus emptiness." Kristen Henderson, Of My Maiden Smoking \N 2019-01-02 05:12:46.361592
+3371 "Although we amplify our cognitive degree of awareness and enhance our appreciation for life experiences by maturing, it also brings us death. Facing a certain death forces a person to examine the worthiness of continuing to live." Kilroy J. Oldster Dead Toad Scrolls 2019-01-02 05:12:42.12762
+3372 "God! when you think of all the things you could do and yet somehow never do! All the opportunities you let slip by! The idea, the inspiration just doesn't come fast enough. Instead of being open, you're closed up tight. Thats's the worst sin of all - the sin of omission." Simone de Beauvoir The Mandarins 2019-01-02 05:12:42.395223
+3373 "Don't create unbelief or doubt in people's minds. When you do so you ruin their lives and you have nothing to give them in its place. It's ok if people delude themselves; those delusions keep their day running." Bangambiki Habyarimana Pearls Of Eternity 2019-01-02 05:12:42.666499
+3374 "Once you believe that god is not a private property of anybody, you are on your way to becoming a new messiah. Maybe your own if not the world's" Bangambiki Habyarimana Pearls Of Eternity 2019-01-02 05:12:42.921678
+3375 "All religions are man-made; God has not yet revealed himself beyond doubt to anybody." Bangambiki Habyarimana Pearls Of Eternity 2019-01-02 05:12:43.188143
+3376 "Perhaps it was because a terrible anguish had developed within my soul, occasioned by a circumstance which loomed infinitely larger than my own self: to be precise, it was the dawning conviction that in the world at large, Fyodor Dostoyevsky A Gentle Creature and Other Stories 2019-01-02 05:12:43.447267
+3379 "Each mind conceives god in its own way. There may be as many variation of the god figure as there are people in the world" Bangambiki Habyarimana Pearls Of Eternity 2019-01-02 05:12:44.239073
+3380 "The greatest events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow out in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion. We reject the burden of their memory, and have anodynes against them. But the little things, the things of no moment, remain with us." Oscar Wilde The Portrait of Mr. W. H. 2019-01-02 05:12:44.500919
+3382 "My world today is raw, it is a world of great vital difficulty. Because, more than a star, today I want the thick and black root of the stars, I want the source that always seems dirty, and is dirty, and that is always incomprehensible. It is with pain that I bid farewell even to the beauty of a child - I want the adult who is more primitive and ugly and drier and more difficult, and who became a child-seed that cannot be broken between the teeth." Clarice Lispector The Passion According to G.H. 2019-01-02 05:12:45.034596
+3383 "I want the material of things. Humanity is drenched with humanization, as if that were necessary; and that false humanization trips up man and trips up his humanity. A thing exists that is fuller, deafer, deeper, less good, less bad, less pretty. Yet that thing too runs the risk, in our coarse hands, of becoming transformed into "purity", our hands that are coarse and full of words." Clarice Lispector The Passion According to G.H. 2019-01-02 05:12:45.299375
+3389 "I too am my own forerunner, though I sit in the shadows of my trees and seem motionless." Khalil Gibran Esprits rebelles 2019-01-02 05:12:46.898555
+3390 "Don’t curse the gods; you will feel shame when you have to call on them for help" Bangambiki Habyarimana Pearls Of Eternity 2019-01-02 05:12:47.152713
+3394 "The memory of having sat at someone’s feet will later make you want to trample him underfoot. I’m trying to fend off your admiration for me, you see, in order to save myself from your future contempt. I prefer to put up with my present state of loneliness rather than suffer more loneliness later. We who are born into this age of freedom and independence and the self must undergo this loneliness. It’s the price we pay for these times of ours." Natsume Sōseki Kokoro 2019-01-02 05:12:50.327533
+3398 "Say not: I live today, I shall die tomorrow. Divide not reality between life and death. Say: now I live and die." Marcel Schwob \N 2019-01-02 05:12:51.536231
+3399 "Don’t worry if you don’t accomplish everything in this life. Fortunately, death overcomes every thing—even the very thing that tried to kill us." Kamand Kojouri \N 2019-01-02 05:12:51.792347
+3400 "The existentialists' view of love is not romantic, because they do not believe in love as an abstract force or amorous sunset walks along the beach. However, Cox also said, "if your idea of romance is somewhat more gothic and stormy, full of heartache, yearning and the thwarted desire to possess breaking up, making up and breaking up again, tears before bedtime and tears in the rain, then maybe it is romantic"." Skye Cleary Existentialism and Romantic Love 2019-01-02 05:12:52.051291
+3401 "People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It's too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies. Personally, I don't buy it." Yuki leaned against the car door. "But that's real hard, isn't it?" she said. "Real hard," I said. "But it's worth trying for." Haruki Murakami Dance Dance Dance 2019-01-02 05:12:52.327176
+3405 "Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity." Agatha Christie Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories 2019-01-02 05:12:53.377549
+3407 "(About Sartre...) His death does not separate us. My death will not bring us together again. That is how things are. It is in itself splendid that we were able to live our lives in harmony for so long." Simone de Beauvoir \N 2019-01-02 05:12:53.902921
+3408 "No more Guernicas, no more Auschwitzes, no more Hiroshimas, no more Setifs. Hooray! But what about the impossibility of living, what about this stifling mediocrity and this absence of passion? What about the jealous fury in which the rankling of never being ourselves drives us to imagine that other people are happy? What about this feeling of never really being inside your own skin?" Raoul Vaneigem The Revolution of Everyday Life 2019-01-02 05:12:54.166226
+3409 "I know by my own experience how, from a stranger met by chance, there may come an irresistible appeal which overturns the habitual perspectives just as a gust of wind might tumble down the panels of a stage set - what had seemed near becomes infinitely remote and what had seemed distant seems to be close." Gabriel Marcel \N 2019-01-02 05:12:54.426386
+3410 "There is no always," I say. "Nothing persists forever." "Nothingness persists," she says. She is testing me. "No. So long as anything exists, nothingness is impossible. In fact, it's nothingness that cannot persist. Nothingness gives way to somethingness. The nothingness that preceded the Big Bang was obliterated. Nothing became something." Michael Grant Eve & Adam 2019-01-02 05:12:54.691274
+3411 "I’ve done everything I wanted to do, writing books, learning about things, but I’ve been swindled all the same because it’s never anything more." Simone de Beauvoir \N 2019-01-02 05:12:54.962791
+3415 "Life is short and evasive. This shortness and evasiveness of life is not predicated on numeric quantifiers, but embedded in the limitation on humans as mere mortals." Prinx Maurice \N 2019-01-02 05:12:56.073102
+3417 "Whatever may be the position of science, whatever may be the position of philosophy, as long as there is such a thing as death in the world, as long as there is such a thing as weakness in the human heart, as long as the human heart sheds a drop of tear in weakness, there shall be a faith in God and divinity." Abhijit Naskar Biopsy of Religions: Neuroanalysis Towards Universal Tolerance 2019-01-02 05:12:56.592298
+3419 "And think about the precise meaning of that term: a Narcissus is not proud. A proud man has disdain for other people, he undervalues them. The Narcissus overvalues them, because in every person's eyes he sees his own image, and wants to embellish it. So he takes nice care of all his mirrors." Milan Kundera The Festival of Insignificance 2019-01-02 05:12:59.386362
+3420 "I can always choose, but I ought to know that if I do not choose, I am still choosing." Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism and Human Emotions 2019-01-02 05:12:59.644467
+3421 "That's the existential problem," Fat said, "based on the concept that We are what we do, rather than, We are what we think. It finds its first expression in Goethe's Faust, Part One, where Faust says, 'Im Anfang war das Wort'. He's quoting the opening of the Fourth Gospel; 'In the beginning was the Word.' Faust says, 'Nein. Im Anfang war die Tat.' In the beginning was the Deed. From this, all existentialism comes." Philip K. Dick VALIS 2019-01-02 05:13:00.049777
+3422 "Living in the present moment is the recurring baptism of the soul, forever purifying every new day with a new you." Alaric Hutchinson Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life 2019-01-02 05:13:00.462053
+3423 "In the quantum multiverse, every choice, every decision you've ever and never made exists in an unimaginably vast ensemble of parallel universes." Nick Payne \N 2019-01-02 05:13:00.730053
+3424 "Why are we here? We're here to go!" William S. Burroughs \N 2019-01-02 05:13:00.991194
+3426 "We are merely pieces of a grander design, even more insignificant than I imagined. When the earth ceases to be, all those stars will shine on. Our deaths will mean nothing to them." Shaun David Hutchinson \N 2019-01-02 05:13:01.52438
+3427 "Existentialism's first move is to make every man aware of what he is and to make the full responsibility of his existence rest on him." Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism and Human Emotions 2019-01-02 05:13:01.788859
+3428 "[E]very man ought to say to himself, "Am I really the kind of man who has the right to act in such a way that humanity might guide itself by my actions?" Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism and Human Emotions 2019-01-02 05:13:02.044063
+3429 "We get sombre about death. Think about Charon the ferryman rowing the souls across the Styx to the Isle of the Dead. Pretty grim stuff. Unless you think that, perhaps, at times, old Charon rows souls back to the land of the living too. Perhaps I have merely gone to rest awhile…" Sean J Halford Stronger Than Lions 2019-01-02 05:13:02.304734
+3430 "Life cannot find reasons to sustain it, cannot be a source of decent mutual regard, unless each of us resolves to breathe such qualities into it." Frank Herbert Heretics of Dune 2019-01-02 05:13:02.575106
+3431 "Every novel says to the reader: “Things are not as simple as you think.” That is the novel’s eternal truth, but it grows steadily harder to hear amid the din of easy, quick answers that come faster than the question and block it off. In the spirit of our time, it’s either Anna or Karenin who is right, and the ancient wisdom of Cervantes, telling us about the difficulty of knowing and the elusiveness of truth, seems cumbersome and useless." Milan Kundera The Art of the Novel 2019-01-02 05:13:02.837034
+3432 "It’s tragic that most of us spend our private lives paradoxically thinking something is watching us and permanently disapproving. We say we believe in benevolent deities but smear them with hate and the power to smite. We see sin everywhere, when the only sin is when we forget to treat each other with respect. That is the sad secret that makes the Universe vulnerable." Sean J Halford Stronger Than Lions 2019-01-02 05:13:03.098067
+3433 "Sometimes it’s like that in life too. We look into a past that no longer exists, looking as if it’s real. We hold onto things in our life that there’s no reason to hold onto anymore because, unlike the stars, they don’t bring us beauty, they bring us pain." Charlene Carr Skinny Me 2019-01-02 05:13:03.502787
+3436 "In other words, where we are is vital to who we are." Éric Weiner \N 2019-01-02 05:13:04.292771
+3438 "I’ve whittled my fascination with the cosmos down to this mantra: we can imagine the Universe as a giant void racing away from us at a frightening speed, or it could occur to us that, in fact, it is wrapped around us in all directions. Then, no matter where we are, we are at the centre of something wonderful. And that’s how I’ve always thought about it." Sean J Halford Stronger Than Lions 2019-01-02 05:13:04.806415
+3439 "Tears are a wonderful thing; they wash, they warm, they are the rivers that run through our minds, seeking release. In their salinity they remind us that we came from the sea. Our cells know this, and go about their machinations, ceaselessly recreating the primordial brine. We are water, whether or not the Spirit of God once hovered formless and magnificent above the idea of us, in some ancient place before the Singularity uncoiled itself into space and time." Sean J Halford Stronger Than Lions 2019-01-02 05:13:05.078409
+3440 "My mother once said if you can’t handle the fact that your world-view might be entirely inaccurate, you are not worthy of believing in it." Sean J Halford Stronger Than Lions 2019-01-02 05:13:05.332464
+3443 "Well, that's not true. I need to work for a living.” “No, that's not true. You think you need to work like this because that's what you've been told. That is merely an idea put into your head. In actuality, you can walk away any time you want." Dylan Callens Operation Cosmic Teapot 2019-01-02 05:13:06.137353
+3444 "There is no reason to be in touch with you I m reduced to sub existence" Puneet Arora \N 2019-01-02 05:13:06.394272
+3445 "Then, when it didn't crash, when you succeeded in keeping it aloft with your own worthlessness, all you had to do was stagger off, locate your luggage, and, by the time a cab arrived, come up with a persuasive reason to go on living." Lorrie Moore Like Life 2019-01-02 05:13:06.653514
+3446 "Do you believe we are masters of ourselves, or merely dance like puppets on strings having the illusion of independence?" Winston Graham Jeremy Poldark 2019-01-02 05:13:08.961842
+3447 "She wants to have her notebooks so that the flimsy framework of events, as she has constructed them in her school notebook, will be provided with walls and become a house she can live in. Because if the tottering structure of her memories collapses like a clumsily pitched tent, all that Tamina will be left with is the present, that invisible point, that nothingness moving slowly toward death." Milan Kundera The Book of Laughter and Forgetting 2019-01-02 05:13:09.218042
+3467 "Existence is where the soul goes to learn how to interpret itself again." Duncan McNaughton Tiny Windows 2019-01-02 05:13:14.491077
+3468 "Amid the pointing and the horror the clean flame." William Faulkner \N 2019-01-02 05:13:14.744952
+3469 "What is there flattering, amusing, or edifying in their carving your name on a tombstone, then time rubbing off the inscription together with the gilding?" Anton Chekhov \N 2019-01-02 05:13:15.002363
+3470 "No more dreamin about the whole adult gig, We’re no longer burnin’ toward nothing, dude. \tJust well on our way on a mythical ship, which no longer touches Land. God Bless the Cap’n." Alexej Savreux Eat Me & Other Short Poems 2019-01-02 05:13:15.259382
+3471 "In the real journey of life, it is not what you do; it is what you don't do that matters the most." Harshit Walia \N 2019-01-02 05:13:15.514482
+3452 "…one lives and analyses data within a frame, unaware that the solution is most often just outside of that frame. Never underestimate the depth of your subjectivity." Darrell Calkins \N 2019-01-02 05:13:10.570206
+3454 "We can't even resist making antimatter, so what makes you think we are going to leave cloning technology untapped? (Douglas Parsley)" Alan Chains Return to Island X 2019-01-02 05:13:11.093888
+3455 "Thank you, Jesus, for blindness that every once in a great while allows one of us to hit the target." John Edgar Wideman Fanon 2019-01-02 05:13:11.352564
+3456 "Is it murder to kill a man if the man never existed? To the man it is." Johnny Rich The Human Script 2019-01-02 05:13:11.603842
+3457 "In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist." Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:13:11.872738
+3458 "You didn't succeed. Well, what of that? There's nothing to prove, you know, and the revolution's not a question of virtue but of effectiveness. There is no heaven. There's work to be done, that's all. And you must do what you're cut out for; all the better if it comes easy to you. The best work is not the work that takes the most sacrifice. It's the work in which you can best succeed." Jean-Paul Sartre No Exit and Three Other Plays 2019-01-02 05:13:12.137218
+3460 "Amid the pointing and the horror, the clean flame." William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury 2019-01-02 05:13:12.657494
+3463 "He did not look up because he knew how senseless the landscape would appear. It takes energy to invest life with meaning, and at present this energy was lacking." Paul Bowles \N 2019-01-02 05:13:13.4529
+3464 "In a single wave of meaning the triumphant purity of being." Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago 2019-01-02 05:13:13.719759
+3474 "People see the cleverness of nature and suppose it's the cleverness of the animal itself but it was obvious to me that each and every segment of the animal isn't aware. How much I'd hate to live totally unaware of myself, I thought. What would be the point of living, of existing, if you weren't ever to know about it? I looked at the Fox Moth and pitied it, poor unconscious creature. But then, I supposed, at least it wouldn't be disappointed. It would never find out." Poppy Adams \N 2019-01-02 05:13:16.309378
+3476 "Anita felt like she finally understood why love was symbolized by the grotesque pumping organ, always threatening to clog, or break, or attack. Because the heart was the body's engine, and love was an act of the body. Your mind could tell you who to hate or respect or envy, but only your body--your nostrils and your mouth and the wide, blank canvas of your skin--could tell you who to love." Tommy Wallach We All Looked Up 2019-01-02 05:13:18.736215
+3477 "She was like a landscape you see from the train, and you want to stop just there." Graham Greene The Living Room 2019-01-02 05:13:19.000143
+3478 "Even at a time like this, the street is bright enough and filled with people coming and going—people with places to go and people with no place to go; people with a purpose and people with no purpose; people trying to hold time back and people trying to urge it forward." Haruki Murakami After Dark 2019-01-02 05:13:19.271768
+3479 "There is no reasonable doubt that existentialism will soon become the predominant philosophical current among bourgeois intellectuals." (1949)" György Lukács \N 2019-01-02 05:13:19.535432
+3481 "That stage in life when older people assume that just because you've graduated college you know who you are, or what you're doing, and in fact most people don't." Kim Gordon Girl in a Band 2019-01-02 05:13:20.080523
+3483 "We are, for all our polish, of little stature, and, as human lives, compared with authentic martyrs, of no account." W.H. Auden \N 2019-01-02 05:13:20.610621
+3484 "The sky both exists and doesn’t exist. It has substance and at the same time doesn’t. And we merely accept that vast expanse and drink it in." Haruki Murakami \N 2019-01-02 05:13:20.872108
+3485 "A picture was a motionless record of motion. An arrested representation of life. A picture was the kiss of death pretending to possess immutability." Ivan Klíma Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light 2019-01-02 05:13:21.127385
+3487 "Life is rather a short walk through eternity. Be they seeds, pups or infants, on the trek all pick up weight, sensitivity and awareness. Then, much before the end of the run, they deteriorate, head, legs and lungs. The tragicomedy of existence: the long walk of slow decay." Dagobert D. Runes A Dictionary of Thought 2019-01-02 05:13:21.679915
+3488 "You know, everything's a sort of lie, and then you die." Arthur K. Flam \N 2019-01-02 05:13:21.93533
+3489 "The cultural problem was 'the fallacy of insignificance', and it was a philosophical form of this fallacy that had somehow landed existentialism in a cul de sac." Colin Wilson \N 2019-01-02 05:13:22.200308
+3493 "All I can tell you with certainty is that I, for one, have no self, and that I am unwilling or unable to perpetrate upon myself the joke of a self.... What I have instead is a variety of impersonations I can do, and not only of myself — a troupe of players that I have internalised, a permanent company of actors that I can call upon when a self is required.... I am a theater and nothing more than a theater." Philip Roth \N 2019-01-02 05:13:23.261889
+3494 "The tree of possibilities: life as it reveals itself to a man arriving, astonished, at the threshold of his adult life: an abundant treetop canopy filled with bees singing. And he thinks he understands why she never showed him the letters: she wanted to hear the murmur of the tree by herself, without him, because he, Jean-Marc, represented the abolition of all possibilities, he was the reduction, (even though it was a happy reduction) of her life to a single possibility." Milan Kundera \N 2019-01-02 05:13:23.520692
+3496 "We shall have thousands of Shatovs to deal with" Dostoyevskyevsky \N 2019-01-02 05:13:24.050684
+3542 "Saving and pinching to get married, you're losing the best time of your life." Muriel Spark The Ballad of Peckham Rye 2019-01-02 05:13:40.646332
+3543 "What is the point of our lives? There isn't any. I can't seem to decide how much horror and how much joy lies within that simple truth, but I know it is both of those things at once." Ashly Lorenzana \N 2019-01-02 05:13:41.113552
+3500 "Pure logic is the impossibility by means of which science is maintained." Friedrich Nietzsche Unpublished Writings from the Period of Unfashionable Observations 2019-01-02 05:13:25.117954
+3502 "The awkwardness of getting reward in a well-off society is that the creation of appetite often requires undoing the work of satisfying appetite." George Ainslie \N 2019-01-02 05:13:25.6571
+3503 "This existenitalist stuff sure is crap" Daniel Younger Delirious 2019-01-02 05:13:25.923928
+3504 "Without your stories, without your heroes and their awesome powers, how could you explain this, this here, this incomprehensible real that ever refuses to embrace any rule, any cliché besides the intransigent, pathetic truth that we all end, that no one comes back." Tom King \N 2019-01-02 05:13:26.182366
+3508 "I was dead for a billion of years and in a few years I will be dead again. I'm not conscious of that state of lifelessness which was before I came to life. And I'm not sure about the lifelessness that is yet to come. Life is only a station between these two states. It is a chance to experience and to do something, the only chance known with certainty. The major issue is to find what is worth living for, but an even greater issue is to find what is worth dying for. We all die anyway." Huseyn Raza \N 2019-01-02 05:13:29.408338
+3510 "We are children of chaos, and the deep structure of change is decay. At root, there is only corruption, and the unstemmable tide of chaos. Gone is purpose; all that is left is direction. This is the bleakness we have to accept as we peer deeply and dispassionately into the heart of the Universe." Peter Atkins \N 2019-01-02 05:13:29.937272
+3544 "The combination of our mortality with our groundlessness imparts to human life its pressing and enigmatic character. We struggle to in our brief time in the midst of an impenetrable darkness. A small area is lighted up: our civilizations, our sciences, our loves. We prove unable to define the place of the lighted area within a larger space devoid of light, and must go to our deaths unenlightened." Roberto Mangabeira Unger The Religion of the Future 2019-01-02 05:13:41.370484
+3545 "A kind of joy came upon him, as if borne in on a summer breeze. He dimly recalled that he had been thinking of failure-as if it mattered. It seemed to him now that such thoughts were mean, unworthy of what his life had been." John Williams Stoner 2019-01-02 05:13:41.642179
+3513 "Someone's got to do some more research, but I would really like to know: when a CBT therapist really gets distressed, who does he go see?" Irvin D. Yalom \N 2019-01-02 05:13:30.7083
+3514 "I relish my life. It’s the one I have. It’s difficult, beautiful, painful, full of laughter, passing strange. Whatever else it is, whatever it brings – it’s mine." Marya Hornbacher \N 2019-01-02 05:13:30.962665
+3516 "God desires that man should be. God does not wish to be alone. The meaning of existence is the conquest of loneliness, the acquisition of kinship and nearness." Nikolai A. Berdyaev \N 2019-01-02 05:13:31.48301
+3518 "This is the world, he thought. And I am in it." Nick Harkaway Tigerman 2019-01-02 05:13:32.00861
+3520 "What do you expect? This place is one big anti-climax." Michel Faber The Book of Strange New Things 2019-01-02 05:13:32.538888
+3521 "I really should have died then, Tsukuru often told himself. Then this world, the one in the here and now, wouldn't exist. It was a captivating, bewitching thought. The present world wouldn't exist, and reality would no longer be real. As far as this world was concerned, he would simply no longer exist—just as this world would no longer exist for him." haruki murakami \N 2019-01-02 05:13:32.805234
+3526 "If the existentialists are right, that life is meaningless, and if we acknowledge that, we are better equipped to find pleasure in small things." Chloe Thurlow A Girl's Adventure 2019-01-02 05:13:34.133302
+3528 "I say, we live on, though I am wrong, this is what I say. In the past, present, future, we live on as if in one time. You can never stop the past from happening, and it has happened , and will continue to happen. This is the truth, I think I know, along with the two other things I do know. I exist. I want to kiss you. And also this: each day, as we go, we will always be as young as we can be." Derek Keck The Kitchen Sinks of Yesterday Morning: The Urinal Cakes of Tomorrow 2019-01-02 05:13:34.658954
+3529 "If we tried to rely entirely on reason and pressed it hard, our lives and beliefs would collapse – a form of madness that may actually occur if the inertial force of taking the world and life for granted is somehow lost. If we lose our grip on that, reason will not give it back to us." Thomas Nagel \N 2019-01-02 05:13:34.915986
+3531 "Is the ash in trees, babies, flowers, and visions of God better than the visions themselves? Then you think, none of this is tangible or concrete. So you have another cigarette and think about the (not one) but many ghosts you keep tucked away, under sheets, under beds, in notes, within other ghosts." Derek Keck \N 2019-01-02 05:13:35.437656
+3532 "He’s a typical existentialist. And that’s a contradiction in terms if ever there was one." Johnny Rich The Human Script 2019-01-02 05:13:35.70518
+3533 "Since we are nothing but packages of tepid, half-rotted viscera, we shall always have trouble with sentiment. Being in love is nothing, it’s sticking together that’s difficult. Faeces on the other hand make no attempt to endure or to grow. On this score we are far more unfortunate than shit: our frenzy to persist in our present state — that’s the unconscionable torture." Louis Ferdinand Céline Voyage au bout de la nuit 2019-01-02 05:13:35.960701
+3534 "There is no reality except in action. Man is nothing else than his plan; he exists only to the extent that he fulfills himself; he is therefore nothing else than the ensemble of his acts, nothing else than his life." Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism Is a Humanism 2019-01-02 05:13:38.28514
+3536 "I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night filled mountain, in itself forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy" Albert Camus \N 2019-01-02 05:13:38.943311
+3537 "I've lived the life of a man without teeth, he thought about it. A life of a man without teeth. I've never bitten, I've been waiting, keeping myself for later - and now I've just ascertained that I don't have teeth anymore." Jean-Paul Sartre The Age of Reason 2019-01-02 05:13:39.206493
+3538 "Information paints no picture, sings no song, and writes no poem." R.F. Georgy Notes from the Cafe 2019-01-02 05:13:39.465048
+3540 "[W]hat we also see in sex is a kind of submissiveness. But not a kind of submissiveness which is simply 'do what you like, I'm just here for you', but, or can be, very manipulative. It is a way of getting the other person to exercise all his or her efforts towards pleasing you, and in that way controlling what they're thinking, and in particular what they're thinking of you." Robert C. Solomon No Excuses: Existentialism And The Meaning Of Life 2019-01-02 05:13:40.120552
+3547 "We have an infinite supply of information and yet we cannot read." R.F. Georgy \N 2019-01-02 05:13:42.167582
+3551 "Live with the consequences of your deeds and enjoy the warmth they create. The only warmth in the cold, indifferent universe is that which we create ourselves. And that is what a work of art is, it is what a constructed life is, a fulfilled life, the warmth of acts." Peter Watson The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God 2019-01-02 05:13:43.245818
+3553 "So we must run back and forth between these two suns in our firmament—the presentiment of death and awareness of life—and avoid being transfixed by either of them. If we are lucky in this uncertain middle distance, we may form attachments and projects that enhance the sentiment of life. However, even as we try our luck, death comes to us, and brings our experiment to a end." Roberto Mangabeira Unger The Religion of the Future 2019-01-02 05:13:43.784731
+3554 "Insofar we are death-bound, existence is urgent and frightful. Insofar as are groundless, it is vertiginous and dreamlike. Insofar as we are insatiable, it is unquiet and tormented." Roberto Mangabeira Unger The Religion of the Future 2019-01-02 05:13:44.041233
+3556 "The embodied self is the same person who woke to the world in a burst of visonary immediacy, who soon found that he was not the center of that world but on the contrary, a dependent and even hapless creature, and who then discovered that he was doomed to die" Roberto Mangabeira Unger The Religion of the Future 2019-01-02 05:13:44.575488
+3558 "Modern Existentialism... is a total European creation, perhaps the last philosophic legacy of Europe to America or whatever other civilization is now on its way to supplant Europe." William Barrett Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy 2019-01-02 05:13:45.104389
+3560 "A sense of his own identity came upon him with sudden force, and he felt the power of it. He was himself, and he knew what he had been." John Williams \N 2019-01-02 05:13:45.621901
+SELECT pg_catalog.setval('quote_id_seq', 3561, true);
diff --git a/db.c b/db.c
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..a968f28
--- /dev/null
+++ b/db.c
@@ -0,0 +1,112 @@
+ qotdserver
+Copyright (C) 2019 Richard Knight
+This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
+it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
+(at your option) any later version.
+This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+GNU General Public License for more details.
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+along with this program. If not, see <>.
+ */
+#include <stdio.h>
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#include <time.h>
+#include <libpq-fe.h>
+#include <string.h>
+#include "qotdserver.h"
+static char *today_quote;
+int day;
+static PGconn *db;
+static void clean_up() {
+ PQfinish(db);
+void clean_db() {
+ clean_up();
+int db_connect(Config *c) {
+ char *cstring_base = "host=%s dbname=%s user=%s password=%s";
+ char *connection_string = malloc(
+ strlen(c->db_host)
+ + strlen(c->db_name)
+ + strlen(c->db_user)
+ + strlen(c->db_pass)
+ + strlen(cstring_base)
+ - 7
+ );
+ int cx;
+ cx = sprintf(
+ connection_string,
+ cstring_base,
+ c->db_host,
+ c->db_name,
+ c->db_user,
+ c->db_pass
+ );
+ db = PQconnectdb(connection_string);
+ if (PQstatus(db) != CONNECTION_OK) {
+ char *template = "Connection to database failed: %s\n";
+ char *message = PQerrorMessage(db);
+ char *error = malloc(strlen(template) + strlen(message));
+ sprintf(error, template, message);
+ write_log(error);
+ clean_db();
+ return 0;
+ }
+ return 1;
+char *get_quote_from_db() {
+ PGresult *result;
+ const char* query = "SELECT quote || CASE WHEN author IS NOT NULL "
+ "THEN '\n\n - ' || author ELSE '' END || "
+ "CASE WHEN source IS NOT NULL THEN ', ' || source ELSE '' END || '\n\n' "
+ result = PQexec(db, query);
+ if (PQresultStatus(result) != PGRES_TUPLES_OK) {
+ char *template = "Query error: %s\n";
+ char *message = PQerrorMessage(db);
+ char *error = malloc(strlen(template) + strlen(message));
+ sprintf(error, template, PQerrorMessage(db));
+ write_log(error);
+ } else {
+ char *quote = PQgetvalue(result, 0, 0);
+ return quote;
+ }
+char *get_quote(Config *c) {
+ if (c->daily == 0) {
+ return get_quote_from_db();
+ } else {
+ time_t t = time(NULL);
+ struct tm tm = *localtime(&t);
+ int time = tm.tm_year + tm.tm_mon + tm.tm_mday;
+ if (time != day) {
+ today_quote = get_quote_from_db();
+ day = time;
+ }
+ return today_quote;
+ }
+} \ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/ini.c b/ini.c
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..c692a27
--- /dev/null
+++ b/ini.c
@@ -0,0 +1,293 @@
+/* inih -- simple .INI file parser
+The "inih" library is distributed under the New BSD license:
+Copyright (c) 2009, Ben Hoyt
+All rights reserved.
+Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
+ * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+ notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+ * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+ notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
+ documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
+ * Neither the name of Ben Hoyt nor the names of its contributors
+ may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
+ without specific prior written permission.
+#if defined(_MSC_VER) && !defined(_CRT_SECURE_NO_WARNINGS)
+#include <stdio.h>
+#include <ctype.h>
+#include <string.h>
+#include "ini.h"
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#define MAX_SECTION 50
+#define MAX_NAME 50
+/* Used by ini_parse_string() to keep track of string parsing state. */
+typedef struct {
+ const char* ptr;
+ size_t num_left;
+} ini_parse_string_ctx;
+/* Strip whitespace chars off end of given string, in place. Return s. */
+static char* rstrip(char* s)
+ char* p = s + strlen(s);
+ while (p > s && isspace((unsigned char)(*--p)))
+ *p = '\0';
+ return s;
+/* Return pointer to first non-whitespace char in given string. */
+static char* lskip(const char* s)
+ while (*s && isspace((unsigned char)(*s)))
+ s++;
+ return (char*)s;
+/* Return pointer to first char (of chars) or inline comment in given string,
+ or pointer to null at end of string if neither found. Inline comment must
+ be prefixed by a whitespace character to register as a comment. */
+static char* find_chars_or_comment(const char* s, const char* chars)
+ int was_space = 0;
+ while (*s && (!chars || !strchr(chars, *s)) &&
+ !(was_space && strchr(INI_INLINE_COMMENT_PREFIXES, *s))) {
+ was_space = isspace((unsigned char)(*s));
+ s++;
+ }
+ while (*s && (!chars || !strchr(chars, *s))) {
+ s++;
+ }
+ return (char*)s;
+/* Version of strncpy that ensures dest (size bytes) is null-terminated. */
+static char* strncpy0(char* dest, const char* src, size_t size)
+ strncpy(dest, src, size - 1);
+ dest[size - 1] = '\0';
+ return dest;
+/* See documentation in header file. */
+int ini_parse_stream(ini_reader reader, void* stream, ini_handler handler,
+ void* user)
+ /* Uses a fair bit of stack (use heap instead if you need to) */
+ char line[INI_MAX_LINE];
+ int max_line = INI_MAX_LINE;
+ char* line;
+ int max_line = INI_INITIAL_ALLOC;
+ char* new_line;
+ int offset;
+ char section[MAX_SECTION] = "";
+ char prev_name[MAX_NAME] = "";
+ char* start;
+ char* end;
+ char* name;
+ char* value;
+ int lineno = 0;
+ int error = 0;
+ line = (char*)malloc(INI_INITIAL_ALLOC);
+ if (!line) {
+ return -2;
+ }
+#define HANDLER(u, s, n, v) handler(u, s, n, v, lineno)
+#define HANDLER(u, s, n, v) handler(u, s, n, v)
+ /* Scan through stream line by line */
+ while (reader(line, max_line, stream) != NULL) {
+ offset = strlen(line);
+ while (offset == max_line - 1 && line[offset - 1] != '\n') {
+ max_line *= 2;
+ if (max_line > INI_MAX_LINE)
+ max_line = INI_MAX_LINE;
+ new_line = realloc(line, max_line);
+ if (!new_line) {
+ free(line);
+ return -2;
+ }
+ line = new_line;
+ if (reader(line + offset, max_line - offset, stream) == NULL)
+ break;
+ if (max_line >= INI_MAX_LINE)
+ break;
+ offset += strlen(line + offset);
+ }
+ lineno++;
+ start = line;
+ if (lineno == 1 && (unsigned char)start[0] == 0xEF &&
+ (unsigned char)start[1] == 0xBB &&
+ (unsigned char)start[2] == 0xBF) {
+ start += 3;
+ }
+ start = lskip(rstrip(start));
+ if (strchr(INI_START_COMMENT_PREFIXES, *start)) {
+ /* Start-of-line comment */
+ }
+ else if (*prev_name && *start && start > line) {
+ /* Non-blank line with leading whitespace, treat as continuation
+ of previous name's value (as per Python configparser). */
+ if (!HANDLER(user, section, prev_name, start) && !error)
+ error = lineno;
+ }
+ else if (*start == '[') {
+ /* A "[section]" line */
+ end = find_chars_or_comment(start + 1, "]");
+ if (*end == ']') {
+ *end = '\0';
+ strncpy0(section, start + 1, sizeof(section));
+ *prev_name = '\0';
+ }
+ else if (!error) {
+ /* No ']' found on section line */
+ error = lineno;
+ }
+ }
+ else if (*start) {
+ /* Not a comment, must be a name[=:]value pair */
+ end = find_chars_or_comment(start, "=:");
+ if (*end == '=' || *end == ':') {
+ *end = '\0';
+ name = rstrip(start);
+ value = end + 1;
+ end = find_chars_or_comment(value, NULL);
+ if (*end)
+ *end = '\0';
+ value = lskip(value);
+ rstrip(value);
+ /* Valid name[=:]value pair found, call handler */
+ strncpy0(prev_name, name, sizeof(prev_name));
+ if (!HANDLER(user, section, name, value) && !error)
+ error = lineno;
+ }
+ else if (!error) {
+ /* No '=' or ':' found on name[=:]value line */
+ error = lineno;
+ }
+ }
+ if (error)
+ break;
+ }
+ free(line);
+ return error;
+/* See documentation in header file. */
+int ini_parse_file(FILE* file, ini_handler handler, void* user)
+ return ini_parse_stream((ini_reader)fgets, file, handler, user);
+/* See documentation in header file. */
+int ini_parse(const char* filename, ini_handler handler, void* user)
+ FILE* file;
+ int error;
+ file = fopen(filename, "r");
+ if (!file)
+ return -1;
+ error = ini_parse_file(file, handler, user);
+ fclose(file);
+ return error;
+/* An ini_reader function to read the next line from a string buffer. This
+ is the fgets() equivalent used by ini_parse_string(). */
+static char* ini_reader_string(char* str, int num, void* stream) {
+ ini_parse_string_ctx* ctx = (ini_parse_string_ctx*)stream;
+ const char* ctx_ptr = ctx->ptr;
+ size_t ctx_num_left = ctx->num_left;
+ char* strp = str;
+ char c;
+ if (ctx_num_left == 0 || num < 2)
+ return NULL;
+ while (num > 1 && ctx_num_left != 0) {
+ c = *ctx_ptr++;
+ ctx_num_left--;
+ *strp++ = c;
+ if (c == '\n')
+ break;
+ num--;
+ }
+ *strp = '\0';
+ ctx->ptr = ctx_ptr;
+ ctx->num_left = ctx_num_left;
+ return str;
+/* See documentation in header file. */
+int ini_parse_string(const char* string, ini_handler handler, void* user) {
+ ini_parse_string_ctx ctx;
+ ctx.ptr = string;
+ ctx.num_left = strlen(string);
+ return ini_parse_stream((ini_reader)ini_reader_string, &ctx, handler,
+ user);
diff --git a/ini.h b/ini.h
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..beb0a2e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/ini.h
@@ -0,0 +1,154 @@
+/* inih -- simple .INI file parser
+The "inih" library is distributed under the New BSD license:
+Copyright (c) 2009, Ben Hoyt
+All rights reserved.
+Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
+ * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+ notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+ * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+ notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
+ documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
+ * Neither the name of Ben Hoyt nor the names of its contributors
+ may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
+ without specific prior written permission.
+#ifndef __INI_H__
+#define __INI_H__
+/* Make this header file easier to include in C++ code */
+#ifdef __cplusplus
+extern "C" {
+#include <stdio.h>
+/* Nonzero if ini_handler callback should accept lineno parameter. */
+/* Typedef for prototype of handler function. */
+typedef int (*ini_handler)(void* user, const char* section,
+ const char* name, const char* value,
+ int lineno);
+typedef int (*ini_handler)(void* user, const char* section,
+ const char* name, const char* value);
+/* Typedef for prototype of fgets-style reader function. */
+typedef char* (*ini_reader)(char* str, int num, void* stream);
+/* Parse given INI-style file. May have [section]s, name=value pairs
+ (whitespace stripped), and comments starting with ';' (semicolon). Section
+ is "" if name=value pair parsed before any section heading. name:value
+ pairs are also supported as a concession to Python's configparser.
+ For each name=value pair parsed, call handler function with given user
+ pointer as well as section, name, and value (data only valid for duration
+ of handler call). Handler should return nonzero on success, zero on error.
+ Returns 0 on success, line number of first error on parse error (doesn't
+ stop on first error), -1 on file open error, or -2 on memory allocation
+ error (only when INI_USE_STACK is zero).
+int ini_parse(const char* filename, ini_handler handler, void* user);
+/* Same as ini_parse(), but takes a FILE* instead of filename. This doesn't
+ close the file when it's finished -- the caller must do that. */
+int ini_parse_file(FILE* file, ini_handler handler, void* user);
+/* Same as ini_parse(), but takes an ini_reader function pointer instead of
+ filename. Used for implementing custom or string-based I/O (see also
+ ini_parse_string). */
+int ini_parse_stream(ini_reader reader, void* stream, ini_handler handler,
+ void* user);
+/* Same as ini_parse(), but takes a zero-terminated string with the INI data
+instead of a file. Useful for parsing INI data from a network socket or
+already in memory. */
+int ini_parse_string(const char* string, ini_handler handler, void* user);
+/* Nonzero to allow multi-line value parsing, in the style of Python's
+ configparser. If allowed, ini_parse() will call the handler with the same
+ name for each subsequent line parsed. */
+/* Nonzero to allow a UTF-8 BOM sequence (0xEF 0xBB 0xBF) at the start of
+ the file. See */
+#ifndef INI_ALLOW_BOM
+#define INI_ALLOW_BOM 1
+/* Chars that begin a start-of-line comment. Per Python configparser, allow
+ both ; and # comments at the start of a line by default. */
+/* Nonzero to allow inline comments (with valid inline comment characters
+ specified by INI_INLINE_COMMENT_PREFIXES). Set to 0 to turn off and match
+ Python 3.2+ configparser behaviour. */
+/* Nonzero to use stack for line buffer, zero to use heap (malloc/free). */
+#ifndef INI_USE_STACK
+#define INI_USE_STACK 1
+/* Maximum line length for any line in INI file (stack or heap). Note that
+ this must be 3 more than the longest line (due to '\r', '\n', and '\0'). */
+#ifndef INI_MAX_LINE
+#define INI_MAX_LINE 200
+/* Nonzero to allow heap line buffer to grow via realloc(), zero for a
+ fixed-size buffer of INI_MAX_LINE bytes. Only applies if INI_USE_STACK is
+ zero. */
+/* Initial size in bytes for heap line buffer. Only applies if INI_USE_STACK
+ is zero. */
+#define INI_INITIAL_ALLOC 200
+/* Stop parsing on first error (default is to keep parsing). */
+#ifdef __cplusplus
+#endif /* __INI_H__ */
diff --git a/logger.c b/logger.c
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e2681bd
--- /dev/null
+++ b/logger.c
@@ -0,0 +1,76 @@
+/* inih -- simple .INI file parser
+The "inih" library is distributed under the New BSD license:
+Copyright (c) 2009, Ben Hoyt
+All rights reserved.
+Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
+ * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+ notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+ * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+ notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
+ documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
+ * Neither the name of Ben Hoyt nor the names of its contributors
+ may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
+ without specific prior written permission.
+#include "qotdserver.h"
+#include <stdio.h>
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#include <time.h>
+FILE *logfile = NULL;
+int init_logger(Config *cnf) {
+ logfile = fopen("/var/log/qotdserver.log", "a+");
+ if (logfile == NULL) {
+ return 0;
+ }
+ return 1;
+void close_logger() {
+ if (logfile != NULL) {
+ fclose(logfile);
+ }
+void write_log(char* to_write)
+ if (logfile != NULL) {
+ time_t rawtime;
+ struct tm *timeinfo;
+ int len = 27 + strlen(to_write);
+ char buffer[len];
+ time(&rawtime);
+ timeinfo = localtime (&rawtime);
+ strftime(buffer, 25, "%F %X: ", timeinfo);
+ strcat(buffer, to_write);
+ strcat(buffer, "\n");
+ fprintf(logfile, buffer);
+ fflush(logfile);
+ }
+} \ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/logger.h b/logger.h
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..777f975
--- /dev/null
+++ b/logger.h
@@ -0,0 +1,28 @@
+ qotdserver
+Copyright (C) 2019 Richard Knight
+This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
+it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
+(at your option) any later version.
+This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+GNU General Public License for more details.
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+along with this program. If not, see <>.
+ */
+#ifndef LOGGER_H
+#define LOGGER_H
+int init_logger(Config *cnf);
+void write_log(char* to_write);
+void close_logger();
+#endif /* LOGGER_H */
diff --git a/main.c b/main.c
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..6c50983
--- /dev/null
+++ b/main.c
@@ -0,0 +1,98 @@
+ qotdserver
+Copyright (C) 2019 Richard Knight
+This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
+it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
+(at your option) any later version.
+This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+GNU General Public License for more details.
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+along with this program. If not, see <>.
+ */
+#include <stdio.h>
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#include <unistd.h>
+#include <signal.h>
+#include "ini.h"
+#include "qotdserver.h"
+#include "logger.h"
+void signal_handler(int sig){
+ switch(sig){
+ case SIGTERM:
+ clean_db();
+ write_log("SIGTERM received");
+ close_logger();
+ exit(0);
+ break;
+ case SIGKILL:
+ clean_db();
+ write_log("SIGKILL received");
+ close_logger();
+ exit(0);
+ break;
+ }
+static int config_handler(void *user, const char *section, const char *name,
+ const char *value)
+ Config *cnf = (Config*)user;
+ #define MATCH(s, n) strcmp(section, s) == 0 && strcmp(name, n) == 0
+ if (MATCH("database", "user")) {
+ cnf->db_user = strdup(value);
+ } else if (MATCH("database", "password")) {
+ cnf->db_pass = strdup(value);
+ } else if (MATCH("database", "host")) {
+ cnf->db_host = strdup(value);
+ } else if (MATCH("database", "name")) {
+ cnf->db_name = strdup(value);
+ } else if (MATCH("general", "daily")) {
+ cnf->daily = atoi(value);
+ } else {
+ return 0;
+ }
+ return 1;
+int main(int argc, char** argv)
+ signal(SIGTERM, signal_handler);
+ signal(SIGKILL, signal_handler);
+ char *conf_path = "/etc/qotdserver.conf";
+ if (ini_parse(conf_path, config_handler, &config) < 0) {
+ printf("Can't load configuration file %s\n", conf_path);
+ return (EXIT_FAILURE);
+ }
+ if (!init_logger(&config)) {
+ printf("Can't open log file for writing\n");
+ return (EXIT_FAILURE);
+ }
+ if (!db_connect(&config)) {
+ return (EXIT_FAILURE);
+ }
+ write_log("Starting server");
+ daemon(0, 0);
+ serve();
diff --git a/qotdserver.conf b/qotdserver.conf
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..927e464
--- /dev/null
+++ b/qotdserver.conf
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
diff --git a/qotdserver.h b/qotdserver.h
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5e0c566
--- /dev/null
+++ b/qotdserver.h
@@ -0,0 +1,47 @@
+ qotdserver
+Copyright (C) 2019 Richard Knight
+This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
+it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
+(at your option) any later version.
+This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+GNU General Public License for more details.
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+along with this program. If not, see <>.
+ */
+#ifdef __cplusplus
+extern "C" {
+#ifdef __cplusplus
+typedef struct {
+ const char* db_host;
+ const char* db_name;
+ const char* db_user;
+ const char* db_pass;
+ int daily;
+} Config;
+Config config;
+#endif /* QOTDSERVER_H */
diff --git a/server.c b/server.c
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..4da1cc1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/server.c
@@ -0,0 +1,189 @@
+ qotdserver
+Copyright (C) 2019 Richard Knight
+This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
+it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
+(at your option) any later version.
+This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+GNU General Public License for more details.
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+along with this program. If not, see <>.
+ */
+#include <stdio.h>
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#include <string.h>
+#include <sys/types.h>
+#include <sys/socket.h>
+#include <netinet/in.h>
+#include <arpa/inet.h>
+#include <netdb.h>
+#include <pthread.h>
+#include <signal.h>
+#include <errno.h>
+#include "qotdserver.h"
+#include "logger.h"
+const char *port = "17";
+struct workerArgs
+ int socket;
+void *accept_clients(void *args);
+void *service_single_client(void *args);
+int serve()
+ pthread_t server_thread;
+ sigset_t new;
+ sigemptyset (&new);
+ sigaddset(&new, SIGPIPE);
+ if (pthread_sigmask(SIG_BLOCK, &new, NULL) != 0)
+ {
+ write_log("Unable to mask SIGPIPE");
+ raise(SIGTERM);
+ }
+ if (pthread_create(&server_thread, NULL, accept_clients, NULL) < 0)
+ {
+ write_log("Could not create server thread");
+ raise(SIGTERM);
+ }
+ pthread_join(server_thread, NULL);
+ pthread_exit(NULL);
+void *accept_clients(void *args)
+ int serverSocket;
+ int clientSocket;
+ pthread_t worker_thread;
+ struct addrinfo hints, *res, *p;
+ struct sockaddr_storage *clientAddr;
+ socklen_t sinSize = sizeof(struct sockaddr_storage);
+ struct workerArgs *wa;
+ int yes = 1;
+ memset(&hints, 0, sizeof hints);
+ hints.ai_family = AF_UNSPEC;
+ hints.ai_socktype = SOCK_STREAM;
+ hints.ai_flags = AI_PASSIVE;
+ if (getaddrinfo(NULL, port, &hints, &res) != 0)
+ {
+ write_log("getaddrinfo() failed");
+ pthread_exit(NULL);
+ }
+ for(p = res;p != NULL; p = p->ai_next)
+ {
+ if ((serverSocket = socket(p->ai_family, p->ai_socktype, p->ai_protocol)) == -1)
+ {
+ write_log("Could not open socket");
+ continue;
+ }
+ if (setsockopt(serverSocket, SOL_SOCKET, SO_REUSEADDR, &yes, sizeof(int)) == -1)
+ {
+ write_log("Socket setsockopt() failed");
+ close(serverSocket);
+ continue;
+ }
+ if (bind(serverSocket, p->ai_addr, p->ai_addrlen) == -1)
+ {
+ write_log("Socket bind() failed");
+ close(serverSocket);
+ continue;
+ }
+ if (listen(serverSocket, 5) == -1)
+ {
+ write_log("Socket listen() failed");
+ close(serverSocket);
+ continue;
+ }
+ break;
+ }
+ freeaddrinfo(res);
+ if (p == NULL)
+ {
+ write_log("Could not find a socket to bind to");
+ pthread_exit(NULL);
+ }
+ /* Loop and wait for connections */
+ while (1)
+ {
+ clientAddr = malloc(sinSize);
+ if ((clientSocket = accept(serverSocket, (struct sockaddr *) clientAddr, &sinSize)) == -1)
+ {
+ free(clientAddr);
+ write_log("Could not accept() connection");
+ continue;
+ }
+ wa = malloc(sizeof(struct workerArgs));
+ wa->socket = clientSocket;
+ if (pthread_create(&worker_thread, NULL, service_single_client, wa) != 0)
+ {
+ write_log("Could not create a worker thread");
+ free(clientAddr);
+ free(wa);
+ close(clientSocket);
+ close(serverSocket);
+ pthread_exit(NULL);
+ }
+ }
+ pthread_exit(NULL);
+void *service_single_client(void *args) {
+ struct workerArgs *wa;
+ int socket, nbytes;
+ wa = (struct workerArgs*) args;
+ socket = wa->socket;
+ pthread_detach(pthread_self());
+ // log connection
+ struct sockaddr_in addr;
+ socklen_t addr_size = sizeof(struct sockaddr_in);
+ int res = getpeername(socket, (struct sockaddr *)&addr, &addr_size);
+ char log_string[20 + INET_ADDRSTRLEN] = "Connection from ";
+ strcat(log_string, inet_ntoa(addr.sin_addr));
+ // send
+ char *tosend = get_quote(&config);
+ nbytes = send(socket, tosend, strlen(tosend), 0);
+ close(socket);
+ free(wa);
+ // write log
+ write_log(log_string);
+ pthread_exit(NULL);