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“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