I could see that the intricate organization both of the plants of my own nervous system, alike symphonies of branching complexity, were not manifestations of intelligence—as if things like intelligence and love were in themselves substances or formless force. It was rather that the pattern itself is intelligence and is love, and this somehow in spite of all its outwardly stupid and cruel distortions

- Alan Watts

If you want to create yourself, then you do not begin with the best and the highest, but with the worst and the deepest

- Carl Jung

The highest truth is one and the same with the absurd

- Carl Jung

Edge City, which was that part of the spectrum of being that lay between the ego, with its layers of conditioning, and the annihilating energy bath of the Void. To live in Edge City meant to live totally in the here and now.

- Jay Stevens

Fashion really allows me to live my daily life in a more intense way

- Nadia Dhouib

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

- Anaïs Nin

To make living itself an art, that is the goal.

- Henry Miller

It’s not the words that count, but the rush of what is said.

- Jack Kerouac

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing?--it’s the too-huge world vaulting us in, and it’s goodbye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.

- Jack Kerouac

There is something brown and holy about the East; and California is white like washlines and empty-souled--at least that’s what I thought then. I’d learn better later.

- Jack Kerouac

I am a complete bum and I don’t feel like having my career interrupted by an iron discipline...more than anything else what impedes me from doing it now is that I still have a fantastic urge to travel through Europe, and I couldn’t do that submitted to an iron discipline.

- Che Guevara

I welcome the endless void of iterations.

- me

All of the really successful people I know have a really strong action bias. They just do things.

- Naval Ravikant

My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours. We belong in a bundle of life. We say a person is a person through other persons. It is not I think therefore I am. It says rather: I am human because I belong, I participate, and I share.

- Desmond Tutu

People are more willing to offer their opinion when the goal is to win a bet rather than get along with people in a room.

- Annie Duke

I find relief in realizing that I don’t have to stay mad at the injustices or cruelties I experience for them to be wrong.

- Mia Birdsong

The trick is to metabolize pain as energy.

- Julia Cameron