"it's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see."
"it's like running after the horizon;
the faster you go, the faster it moves away from you.
one day, you realize that you are standing on it.
what you were running after is where you already are and always will be"
page 7 of "the present"
"And that they may
come to their senses and
escape the snare of the
devil, having been taken
captive by him to do his
-II Timothy 2:26
"Look at the ships also, though
they are so great and are driven by
strong winds, are still directed by a
very small rudder wherever the
inclination of the pilot desires."
'Throughout my life, I have seen narrow-shouldered men, without a single exception, committing innumerable stupid acts, brutalizing their fellows and perverting souls by all means. They call the motive for their actions fame.'
- Isidore Ducasse
"What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and; anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions- they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force, coins which have lost their embossing and are now considered as metal and no longer as coins."
– Friedrich Nietzsche
"People who don't smoke pot, don't smoke pot."
'How long will this last, this delicious feeling of being alive, of having penetrated the veil which hides beauty and the wonders of celestial vistas? It doesn't matter, as there can be nothing but gratitude for even a glimpse of what exists for those who can become open to it.'
- Alexander Shulgin
"My heart is ever at your service."
'Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.'
- August Strindberg