Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mind & Perception Quotes

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
Dr. Seuss

"As we've noted language is a very strong force binding us to our cultured perceptions of reality, dominating the internal landscape of mind, so much so that it can become an obstacle to the goals of the metaprogrammer. Logic and rationality, it seems, serve more to re-enforce our conditioned beliefs than allow us to bypass them and change their foundations."
LVX23

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."
H.P. Lovecraft

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds, our planet is the mental institution of the universe."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"Nothing pains some people more than having to think."
Martin Luther King, Jr

"You might call it existencial crisis, I simply call it the bravery of emptyness."
Kashmir - Surfing the Warm Industry

"A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt." (or a fanatic girl, see Saved, I catched a part of it on cable, by accident! ;p)
Aldous Huxley

"People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves. They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism, a charisma that can take out alive, young people from the traditional imprisonment. The awakened man cannot be enslaved - that is the difficulty - and he cannot be imprisoned. Every genius who has known something of the inner is bound to be a little difficult to be absorbed; he is going to be an upsetting force. The masses don't want to be disturbed, even though they may be in misery; they are in misery, but they are accustomed to the misery. And anybody who is not miserable looks like a stranger. The awakened man is the greatest stranger in the world; he does not seem to belong to anybody. No organization confines him, no community, no society, no nation."
Osho The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself Chapter 9

"Given the fact that there are these 20% of highly suggestible people, it becomes quite clear that this is a matter of enormous political importance, for example, any demagogue who is able to get hold of a large number of these 20% of suggestible people and to organize them is really in a position to overthrow any government in any country."
Aldous Huxley. March 20, 1962 Berkeley (haha, 20%, that's rich)

"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe."
Marcus Aurelius

"Whether drugs lead to illumination or degradation depends on the spirit in which one takes them."
George Andrews

"Cut off from the world by our own despair."
Douglas P., Death in June

"Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful."
Aldous Huxley

"One may say that evil does not exist for Subjective man at all, that there exist only different conceptions of good. Nobody ever does anything deliberately in the interests of evil, for the sake of evil. Everybody acts in the interests of good, as he understands it. But everybody understands it in a different way. Consequently men drown, slay, and kill one another in the interests of good".
G.I. Gurdjieff

Picture sources have been linked, found in random google image searches.

2 comments:

manco said...

very good fine quotes thank you for your blog

dedroidify said...

Peace!