Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sinister Quotes

By sinister, we mean the "left hand path".

"The morality of rules and regulations based on rewards and punishments, even when these are as intangible as the pain of guilt and the pleasure of self- respect, has no relation to free action. It is a way of ruling slaves by benevolent exploitation of their illusions, and, however far pursued, can never lead to freedom."
- Alan Watts

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those
who dream only by night."
- Edgar Allan Poe

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I've got to hold up for a moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."

"When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport: when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity."
- George Bernard Shaw

"Common sense is the heresy of heresies."
- George Orwell

"Everyone hears only what he understands."
- Goethe, J.W.

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