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Posted 08/24/09 - 2:47 PM:
Subject: quote of the day, part 11
"I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education."

--Wilson Mizner
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Posted 08/25/09 - 4:20 AM:

"Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering."


- Carl Jung.
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Posted 08/25/09 - 4:20 AM:

"Show me a sane man,
& I will cure him for you."


- Carl Jung
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Posted 08/25/09 - 4:21 AM:

"Where love rules, there is no will to power,
and where power predominates, there, love is lacking.
One is the shadow of the other."


- Carl Jung
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Posted 08/25/09 - 4:26 AM:

Come, come,
whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of living,
it doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come even if you have broken your vow a thousand times,
Come, yet again,
come, come.





hugJalaluddin Rumi.hug
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Posted 08/25/09 - 5:05 PM:

...the secret repositories of several modern myths: it is only today, when the pick axe menaces them, that they have at last become the true sanctuaries of a cult of the ephemeral--places that were incomprehensible yesterday, and that tomorrow will never know. The Passage de l'Opera is a big glass coffin, and still presides over the double game of love and death. - Aragon
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Posted 08/26/09 - 2:35 PM:

Unfortunately, you can't vote the rascals out, because you never voted them in, in the first place.


--Noam Chomsky.
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Posted 08/26/09 - 2:37 PM:

...jingoism, racism, fear, religious fundamentalism: these are the ways of appealing to people if you’re trying to organize a mass base of support for policies that are really intended to crush them


--Noam Chomsky.
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Posted 08/26/09 - 2:38 PM:

Well, law is a bit like a printing press -- it’s kind of neutral, you can make it do anything. I mean, what lawyers are taught in law school is chicanery: how to convert words on paper into instruments of power. And depending where the power is, the law will mean different things.


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Posted 08/26/09 - 2:41 PM:

I mean, what's the elections? You know, two guys, same background, wealth, political influence, went to the same elite university, joined the same secret society where you're trained to be a ruler - they both can run because they're financed by the same corporate institutions. At the Democratic Convention, Barack Obama said, 'only in this country, only in America, could someone like me appear here.' Well, in some other countries, people much poorer than him would not only talk at the convention - they'd be elected president. Take Lula. The president of Brazil is a guy with a peasant background, a union organizer, never went to school, he's the president of the second-biggest country in the hemisphere. Only in America? I mean, there they actually have elections where you can choose somebody from your own ranks. With different policies. That's inconceivable in the United States.


--Noam Chomsky.
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Posted 08/27/09 - 12:43 PM:

Thinker13 wrote:
I mean, what's the elections? You know, two guys, same background, wealth, political influence, went to the same elite university, joined the same secret society where you're trained to be a ruler - they both can run because they're financed by the same corporate institutions. At the Democratic Convention, Barack Obama said, 'only in this country, only in America, could someone like me appear here.' Well, in some other countries, people much poorer than him would not only talk at the convention - they'd be elected president. Take Lula. The president of Brazil is a guy with a peasant background, a union organizer, never went to school, he's the president of the second-biggest country in the hemisphere. Only in America? I mean, there they actually have elections where you can choose somebody from your own ranks. With different policies. That's inconceivable in the United States.


--Noam Chomsky.

cool quote, i didn't know that about brazil
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Posted 08/27/09 - 1:46 PM:

libertygrl wrote:

cool quote


Welcome.
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Posted 08/27/09 - 1:53 PM:

The pride connected with knowing and sensing lies like a blinding fog over the eyes and senses of men, thus deceiving them concerning the value of existence. For this pride contains within itself the most flattering estimation of the value of knowing. Deception is the most general effect of such pride, but even its most particular effects contain within themselves something of the same deceitful character.


--Nietzsche.
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Posted 08/27/09 - 1:54 PM:

Deception, flattering, lying, deluding, talking behind the back, putting up a false front, living in borrowed splendor, wearing a mask, hiding behind convention, playing a role for others and for oneself — in short, a continuous fluttering around the solitary flame of vanity — is so much the rule and the law among men that there is almost nothing which is less comprehensible than how an honest and pure drive for truth could have arisen among them. They are deeply immersed in illusions and in dream images; their eyes merely glide over the surface of things and see "forms."


--Nietzsche.
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Posted 08/27/09 - 1:56 PM:

Are designations congruent with things? Is language the adequate expression of all realities?
It is only by means of forgetfulness that man can ever reach the point of fancying himself to possess a "truth" of the grade just indicated. If he will not be satisfied with truth in the form of tautology, that is to say, if he will not be content with empty husks, then he will always exchange truths for illusions.



--Nietzsche.
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Posted 08/29/09 - 3:25 PM:

I feel resentment. Resentment, that is, the judgement that a certain way of looking at Art is hypocritical, prejudiced and quite bluntly stupid.

Art should get to you. Convey something. It should leave a mark. When you walk away, you should feel - happy, sad, shocked, intrigued. Craft becomes art when a spark crosses over from a man-made piece to another man's mind.

And yet, there are some who seem to have a desperate need for a 'deeper meaning': hidden messages, symbols. A silly notion. When Rubens, Mozart, Michelangelo or the Bard created their masterpieces, they made the whole of the thing. An creation of such power, which make such an impact that people still talk about them centuries afterwards. A first look simply blows you over. They are magnificent on the whole.


---smokinpristiformis(a.k.a. Willem).
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Posted 08/29/09 - 3:27 PM:

All I want from the 'artist' is his view of the world.

--henry quirk.
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Posted 08/29/09 - 3:28 PM:

You seem to speak in absolutes, as though you are an expert. I think you're only an expert of your own opinion, which: is classifiable as canon and convention on an intra-personal sense.

--Yahweh.
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Posted 08/29/09 - 3:29 PM:

I speak with the 'authority' of myself. As do you. There are no absolutes. But only an idiot stands with open arms, declaring 'all are welcome!'


--henry quirk.
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Posted 08/29/09 - 3:34 PM:

Karma happens both within and without the individual, with and without our consent or will. Karma in a way is merely the neutral phenomena of the world that we are aware of.


--Nihil Loc.
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Posted 09/07/09 - 11:39 PM:

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.

--Omar Bradley
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Posted 09/08/09 - 7:48 AM:

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. wink



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Posted 09/08/09 - 7:52 AM:

Laws are silent in times of war.




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Posted 09/08/09 - 7:54 AM:

Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.




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Posted 09/08/09 - 8:01 AM:

Man no longer worships the gods on their heights. Solomon's temple has slid into a world of metaphor where it harbors swallows' nests and corpse-white lizards. The spirit of religions, coming down to dwell in the dust, has abandoned the sacred places. But there are other places which flourish among mankind, places where men go calmly about their mysterious lives in which a profound religion is very gradually taking shape. These sites are not yet inhabited by a divinity. It is forming there, a new godhead precipitating in these recreations of Ephesus like acid-gnawing metal at the bottom of a glass. Life itself has summoned into being this poetic deity which thousands will pass blindly by, but which suddenly becomes palpable and terribly haunting for those who at last caught a confused glimpse of it. It is you, metaphysical entity of places, who lull children to sleep, it is you who people their dreams. These shores of unknown, sands shivering with anguish or anticipation, are fringed by the very substance of our minds. A single step into the past is enough for me to rediscover this sensation of strangeness which filled me when I was still a creature of pure wonder, in a setting where I first became aware of the presence of a coherence for which I could not account but which sent its roots into my heart. - Aragon

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