Don't bend, don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most itense obsessions mercilessly.
before you begin the journey of revenge, dig two graves.
accept some days that you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue.
LSD shows you that there's another side to the coin, and you cant remember it
when it wears off, but you know it.
the best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
but whether or not finding a meaningful place for myself
was mere conceit on my part–in any case,
it ended as it was bound to end. The world was stronger
than I was; it slowly overwhelmed and devoured me.
only weak people complain about things they are capable of changing.
Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.
No man has ever been entirely and completely himself. Yet each one strives to become that —
one in an awkward, the other in a more intelligent way, each as best he can.
Youth ends when egotism ends.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself.
What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
Words do not express thoughts very well.
They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed,
a little distorted, a little foolish.
A lover exists only in fragments, a dozen or so if the romance is new,
a thousand if we're married to him,
and out of those fragments our heart constructs an entire person.
What we each create, since whatever is missing
is filled by our imagination,
is the person we wish him to be.
The less we know him, of course, the more we love him.
And that's why we always remember that first rapturous night when he was a stranger,
and why this rapture returns only when he's dead.
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.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
People who worry about the thoughts of others are not even satisfied with themselves.
Jealousy, like all passions, is an enemy of freedom: it controls you,
and you should be controlling it.
Because nothing sucks more than feeling all alone, no matter how many people are around.
You know what i noticed? When things go according to plan, nobody seems to panic.
There is nothing wrong with envy, so long as we use it as guide to really what we want.
Everyone person who makes us envious should act as an indiction of what we could one day become
We are more in love with the desire, than with the desired.
People seem to have many opinions on things they know nothing about.
And the more opinions they have, the more ignorant they are.
We can afford all we need, but we cannot afford all we want.
We avoid risks in life so we can make it safely to death.
Its the things we love most that destroy us.
Anything can happen, anything happens all the time.
Success is cooked up in a dirty kitchen.
We sacrifice rigour for applicability.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world. The point, however, is to change it.
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.
I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to be so absolutely free
that your very existence is seen as an act of rebellion.
Its only after we've lost everything, that we're free to do anything.
Most people have a fate, only a few have a destiny.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be
insane by those who could not hear the music.
When the fortunes of a man are jeopardized by another,
that man has the inalienable right to defend himself.
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you,
but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgement now.
Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
In all things, A calm heart must prevail
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
Nothing is ever under control in our lives,
we just tell ourselves otherwise so we can function.
I don't care about anything that you care about anything.
All good things must come to an end.
Only through observation will you perceive weakness.
Who the hell cares what anybody else thinks,
just look into your heart and do whatever the hell makes you happy.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view.
It's a strange feeling, when everybody is in hell, and you're not.
I hate myself, i cant love anyone outside myself in a meaningful manner because
,my emotions are infantile. I feel like an emotional infant and its always got to be me.
I know this and i dont like it so im always agitated by everyone around me,
because i hate myself for being this way.Plus
i am a brilliant person, a superior person, imtalented,
smart and gorgeous and so i deserve beautiful amazing people around me
and they should all adore me. But if they do, ill be agitated by them because
it will never be enough because everyone around me is a mere reflection of me.
In the end he realized that the world meant nothing.
There was no meaning to existence. There was no meaning to life.
Everything was just pointless.In this he saw a glint of relief.
Knowing that life meant nothing, made it just that much more worth living.
No human being will ever know the Truth,
for even if they happen to say it by chance,
they would not even known they had done so.
is mankind neccisated to error?
Many people claim coffee inspires them,
but, as everybody knows,
coffee only makes boring people even more boring.
We are only angry when something bad AND UNXEPECTED happens.
Everyone seems to have shame in things; but for what?
Leave things with others on good terms, aside those you intend to crush.
You can't choose what you like or hate.
I am I, and i wish I weren't.
You are your choices.
only through the unpleasant acts can we evolve as a society.
Pleasure vs pain? Is it a choice or illusion?
Why do you not want "bad" things,
are you afraid the drawbacks are greater than the benefits,
or merely because youre instructed by society not to.
When people say you werent acting like yourself, what do they REALLY mean?
Its part of human nature, to want to be part of something.
why do you believe what you believe?
People that go with the flow of life
are the ones that are afraid of making choices for themselves.
The indoctrination of people has caused them to have their self conciousness irrepairable
Thats what happiness is, doing what you HAVE to do
The reason you are not worried about yourself is because external forces prevent you.
One cares for people to the extent that they can exploit them.
In the end, I would not have had it any other way.
Rationality does not capture all that is human.
We cannot be reduced without remainder.
The essence of immorality is to make yourself an exception.
I know "time" until somebody asks me.
Impulses make us what we are; human.
The property of weak is not to make the weak stronger,
but to pull the strong down to their level.
Because of modernity, there is no longer a conception of the strong.
The values of consumerism are the values of the weak.
Anxiety is the realization that you COULD have done something or do something differently.
Existence is absurd.
By going with the flow of life, you dont take responsibility for your own experience.
Art imitates life, life imitates art.
Self respect is more important than happiness.
Exercising your freedom is more important than happiness.
Existentialism eventually pools out in the end
because it becomes too individualistically grandiose.
You are both your actions and your will.
We cannot truly be sincere.
Hell is other people because other people shatter our illusion of ourselves.
We are afraid of our freedom.
Does one really experience shame in isolation?
We alter our definition of happiness to suit our needs.
existence preceeds essence.
excessive conciousness is a disease.
time is of the essence.
science conveys generality, what is lost is particularity.
How come youre not worried about yourself?
Faith is to want to discover smething, that thought itself cannot think.
existence is the process of realizing what it means to be "self" through personal choices.
can you actually lie to yourself?
rationality does not capture all that is human.
what we call morality is the triumph of the weak.
you supress death itself to amplifiy its hurtfulness.
to open some doors you must close other doors.
no footnotes were needed in ancient greece; they lived down the street.
be the author of your own life.
death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.
you never lose a dream, it just incubates as a hobby.
you're going to have to cut the pizza in four slices, because im not hungry enough to eat six.
uncertainty is an uncomfortable position, but certainty is an abusrd one.
only why-questions ask for an explanation.
Philosophy is the sport of challenging your viewpoints, opinions and suppositions.
War, war never changes,
heroes do, through the roads they walk,
and that road has reached its end.
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings, always darker, emptier, simpler.
Christianity emerged in the Roman Empire in the minds of timid slaves.
Who lacked the stomach to get ahold of what they really wanted,
and so it clung to a philosohpy, that made a virtue of their cowardice.
Christians have dehelderd the herd, by wishing to enjoy the real ingredients of fulfilment;
a position in the world, sex, intilelctual mastery, creativity;
but they've been too inept to get them.
They therefore fashioned a hypocritical creed, denouncing what they wanted
but were too weak to fight for, while praising what they didnt want but happened to have.
And so in the christian value system; sexlessness turned into purity; weakness became goodness;
submission to people one hates became obedience and
not being able to take revenge turned into forgiveness.
Christianity has thus amounted to a giant machine for bitter denial.