Robert Anton Wilson
- On War...
Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.
It took three betrayals for me to finally understand: the world is just an elaborate tapestry of lies. My fury will never be quelled. The first to betray me was a god. My creator... my mother. Valuing strength above all, she saw no worth in me, and I was discarded. The second was a human. My family... my friend. Consumed by fear, he saw me as an abomination. The third was one exactly like me.
- You either have it or you Don't
As days go by, I find myself, maybe those aren't the right words. As days go by, I lose myself. I start to wonder who I am. I wonder what I'm doing here. What about the future? Will me efforts ever amount to anything. Some people say "you either have it or you don't" and I try so hard not to believe that is true. I try to convince myself that I can reach that status where I have it. But it feels so out of grasp sometimes. But I'm almost there I swear.
- I Am Not Me
I know what this is. I know this place. I have been here before. She brought me here. I found myself for the first time when I cleared the path. I did not want to but I had no choice. Now, I have a choice. I have changed. My friends are here. They are so angry. Confused but I can protect you. I am NOT me.
So, I think I'm in love. I'm already dating this person, but it was kinda like a weird crush thing; but now it feels like it is more than a crush thing. God bless... I have a friend and they are a tarot reader, and we got a double love reading, and the reading said that someone was after my partner, and a disturbance was coming. The results depended on if we stay positive or negative. Positive meant we would stay in a stable relationship; negative meant that our relationship would fall apart.
- No more short quotes!
Every 6 quotes or so I come across a quote along the lines of, "I'm sure you're tired of typing long paragraphs, here's a short and easy quote for you." Well I say no! I am here to practice all facets of my typing skills, from speed to accuracy to even endurance. If you do not have the ability to type out a simple paragraph then you have to keep working on your typing skills. That is literally the entire point of this website. So I hope you enjoyed typing out this longer paragraph for a change.
So why won't this post your quotes fast? I have had several on here and NOTHING of mine has been posted. Idk why. Who knows. I can help out and work to approve and post these quotes, just saying! lol.
Morgan Housel - The Psychology of Money
At a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island, Kurt Vonnegut informs his pal, Joseph Heller, that their host, a hedge fund manager, had made more money in a single day than Heller had earned from his wildly popular novel Catch-22 over its whole history. Heller responds, "Yes, but I have something he will never have... enough."
- And that’s what is so insidious about talk
And that's what is so insidious about talk. Anyone can talk about himself or herself. Even a child knows how to gossip and chatter. Most people are decent at hype and sales. So what is scarce and rare? Silence. The ability to deliberately keep yourself out of the conversation and subsist without its validation. Silence is the respite of the confident and the strong.
I'm a bitch, I'm a lover. I'm a child, I'm a mother. I'm a sinner, I'm a saint. I do not feel ashamed. I'm your hell, I'm your dream. I'm nothing in between. You know you wouldn't want it any other way.
- We Never Change
I wanna live life and never be cruel, and I wanna live life and be good to you. And I wanna fly and never come down. And live my life, and have friends around. We never change, do we? We never learn, do we? So I wanna live in a wooden house. I wanna live life and always be true.
Ryan Holiday, Ego Is the Enemy
Your potential, the absolute best you're capable of-that's the metric to measure yourself against. Your standards are. Winning is not enough. People can get lucky and win. People can be assholes and win. Anyone can win. But not everyone is the best possible version of themselves.
- The Thought-Fox
I imagine this midnight moment's forest: Something else is alive beside the clock's loneliness and this blank page where my fingers move... Cold, delicately as the dark snow, a fox's nose touches twig, leaf; two eyes serve a movement, that now and again now, and now, and now set neat prints into the snow between trees... til with a sudden sharp hot stink of fox it enters the dark hole of the head. The window is starless still; the clock ticks, the page is printed.
- The Waking
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being dance from ear to ear. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow... This shaking keeps me steady. I should know. What falls away is always. And is near. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I learn by going where I have to go.
- Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings, 1987–2007
Philosophy, in its longing to rationalize, formalize, define, delimit, to terminate enigma and uncertainty, to co-operate wholeheartedly with the police, is nihilistic in the ultimate sense that it strives for the immobile perfection of death. But creativity cannot be brought to an end that is compatible with power, for unless life is extinguished, control must inevitably break down. We possess art lest we perish of the truth.
- The Anti Pickup Line AKA The Drop-off Line
Does it smell like rain? Because I'm precipitating. I was just hanging out in class one day and that came into my head. I came into class and it smelled kinda like rain. I was also sweating because I had walked up a lot of stairs so my brain just put the two together in that wonderful piece of poetry.
- Hell No
I should've known better. I saw her wearing your sweater. Nice glasses, fake red hair. Just like me. Stop crying, stop crawling. Don't you see that I have stopped falling? We were good at faking forever. I get it, whatever. "Are you gonna miss him?" "Hell no!" Baby, watch me up and go. Mama said that the boys like you never work out anyway. Girlfriends say "Are you gonna be sad? If he calls you up, you gonna take him back?" I say "Hell no! Oh, hell no!"
- Prince Johnny
But, honey, don't mistake my affection for another spit-and-penny style redemption. 'Cause we're all sons of someone's. We're all sons of someone's. I wanna mean more than I mean to you. I wanna mean more than I meant to him.
- Beauty School
I watch you take it, I see your face, and I know I'm alive. You're shooting stars from the barrel of your eyes. It drives me crazy, just drives me wild.
Certainly, it is already no longer possible, in my view, to call oneself an anarchist without adding a qualifying adjective to distinguish oneself from lifestyle anarchists.