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“The bad thing about all religions is that, instead of being able to confess their allegorical nature, they have to conceal it; accordingly, they parade their doctrines in all seriousness as true sensu proprio, and as absurdities form an essential part of these doctrines we have the great mischief of a continual fraud.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

“You are a Shit Spotter. It’s satisfying work. … We have observed that most of the trouble in the world has been caused by ten to twenty percent of folks who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind. …The mark of a basic shit is that he has to be right.”— William Burroughs

“If truth is what you seek, then the examined life will only take you on a long ride to the limits of solitude and leave you by the side of the road with your truth and nothing else.”— Thomas Ligotti

The bewildered herd is a problem… You’ve got to keep them pretty scared, because unless they’re properly scared and frightened of all kinds of devils that are going to destroy them from outside or inside or somewhere, they may start to think, which is very dangerous. ~Noam Chomsky

“I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.” – Nietzsche

“The distinctive human problem from time immemorial has been the need to spiritualize human life, to lift it onto a special immortal plane, beyond the cycles of life and death that characterize all other organisms.”~ Ernest Becker

If you’re not haunted by something, as by a dream, a vision, or a memory, which are involuntary, you’re not interested or even involved. ~Jack Kerouac

If you have ghosts then you have everything
If you have ghosts then you have everything
You can say anything you want
And you can do anything you want
If you have ghosts then you have everything ~Roky Erickson

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“I always thought old age would be a writer’s best chance… Now, my memory’s gone, all the old fluency’s disappeared. I don’t write a single sentence without saying to myself, ‘It’s a lie!’ So I know I was right.”—Samuel Beckett

“The more one is absorbed in fighting evil, the less one is tempted to place the good in question.”– Jean Paul Sartre

“There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting.”~ Bertrand Russell

“We are on guard against contagious diseases of the body, but we are… careless when it comes to the even more dangerous collective diseases of the mind.”~ Carl Jung

“Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words.”—Carl Jung

“The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. The demaslave is one who listens to what these idiots have to say and pretends to believe it himself.”~ H.L Mencken