"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."
three cheers and a biscuit for Anais.
Hamilton Morris has a wonderful 20 min. video of his last encounter with the Shulgins at their residence in 2010.
"Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls."
- Anaïs Nin
"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, Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story
rest in peace
When Alexander the Great reached the River Ganges, he met a yogi.
"I have conquered the world," explained Alexander. "What can I do for you?"
"You can step out of my way," replied the ascetic.
"You're blocking my view of the sun."
- Sparrow, excerpt from "The Demise of Cool"
'In my opinion, we need more pounding in our culture.'
- Jeff Mills
'If you listen carefully, you can hear these things. If you look carefully, you'll see what you're after.'
'Truly happy memories always live on, shining. Over time, one by one, they come back to life.'
- Banana Yoshimoto
'Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.'
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I'm not as think as I stoned I am.