Monday, February 11, 2008

Great Quotes

"A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror." Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

"Contemporary man is born asleep, lives asleep and dies asleep.
What knowledge could a sleeping man have?" Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people." Eleanor Roosevelt

"I consider myself a handicapped person in that I used to believe that everyone, uh, that their intention in the world was to learn more, to do better, to seek out the truth, and the older I get, I realize that’s not the case with most people. They’re pretty content with the way things are and to just kind of live day by day."
Maynard James Keenan

"Insanity is a perfectly natural adjustment to a totally unnatural and negative environment." R.D. Lang

"Our collective conclusion seems to be that nature, both in whole and in many parts, is magically self-reflecting and aware." Terence McKenna

"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
Benjamin Franklin

"Truth is a great mirror shattered by time into a hundred thousand pieces, allowing everyone who has a piece to declare that they have The Truth."
Sufi Gabril Kahlil

"Everyone knows that Congresspeople are assigned to committees based on their greatest weakness! Why else would Senator Ted Stevens, a man more comfortable in the horse and buggy era, wind up in charge of regulating the Internet... which, he believes, is a series of tubes... a series of tubes through which other Congressmen can reach in and fondle sixteen-year-olds?"
John Oliver

"To fathom Hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic."
Humphry Osmond

"We reproduce catastrophe because we ourselves are traumatized - both as a species and individually, beginning at birth. Because we are wounded, we have put up psychic defenses against reality and have become so cut off from direct participation in the multidimensional wilderness in which we are embedded that all we can do is to navigate our way cautiously through a humanly designed day-to-day substitute world of symbols - a world of dollars, minutes, numbers, images and words that are constantly being manipulated to wring the most possible profit from every conceivable circumstance. The body and spirit both rebel." David Watson (The Pathology of Civilization)


agoir said...

Intresting quotes... I just happend to run by your blog and I must say there's some pretty intresting stuff.

HOWMusic(k) said...

Man.. That david watson quote is powerful.