"And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings."
 Meister Eckhart

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.


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"I am supremely happy because I have no future. I don’t have a life. I am life."

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"And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Matthew 23:12, New English Translation

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"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
Elie Wiesel

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I bet I look good on your arm / I bet you look good with your black tux on
Even better after jack and soda / Even more handsome as you grow older

Alexz Johnson, “Cologne

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"To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great."
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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Querelle photo by Andy Warhol, 1982

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"The section on the unhappy consciousness explains the genesis of the sphere of the ethical as a defense against the absolute fear by which it is motivated. The fabrication of norms out of (and against) fear, and the reflexive imposition of those norms, subjects the unhappy consciousness in a double sense: the subject is subordinated to norms, and the norms are subjectivating, that is, they give an ethical shape to the reflexivity of this emerging subject. The subjection that takes place under the sign of the ethical is a flight from fear, and so is constituted as a kind of flight and denial, a fearful fight from fear that covers its fear first with stubborness and then with religious self-righteousness. The more absolute the ethical imperative becomes, the more stubborn or eigensinnig the enforcement of its law, the more the absoluteness of the motivating fear is at once articulated and refused. Absolute fear is thus displaced by the absolute law which, paradoxically, reconstituted the fear as a fear of the law."
Judith Butler, The Psychic Life of Power

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"In the inner world, your desires bring about their own fulfillment, effortlessly. That inner world, and the exterior one, intersect and interweave. They only appear separate. In the physical world, time may have to elapse, or whatever. Conditions may have to change, or whatever, but the desire will bring about the proper results. The feeling of effortlessness is what is important… Relaxation is one of creativity’s greatest champions — not its enemy. Your most vital inspirations are effortlessly yours."
Seth, The Magical Approach

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"Nietzsche says, live dangerously. Why? Because in danger you are thrown back into your center. You cannot think; you cannot work things out with the mind. You have to act immediately."
Osho, Book of Secrets

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Abridged Version of Palmer's History of the Modern World

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"When you recognize that there is a voice in your head that pretends to be you and never stops speaking, you are awakening out of your unconscious identification with the stream of thinking. When you notice that voice, you realize that who you are is not the voice – the thinker – but the one who is aware of it. Knowing yourself as the awareness behind the voice is freedom."
Eckhart Tolle

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"Once you are convinced that you cannot say truthfully about your self anything except ‘I am’, and that nothing that can be pointed at, can be your self, the need for the ‘I am’ is over — you are no longer intent on verbalising what you are. All you need is to get rid of the tendency to define your self."
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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"The clearer you understand on the level of mind you can be described in negative terms only, the quicker will you come to the end of your search and realise that you are the limitless being."
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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