"‘He who does not forget the past is master of the present.’"
— Sima Qian, Chinese historian.
"The Right’s view of government and the Left’s view of big business are both correct."
— Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007)
"‘Wit is educated insolence.’"
— Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)
"Weak people believe what is forced on them. Strong people what they wish to believe, forcing that to be real. What is the Autarch but a man who believes himself Autarch and makes others believe by the strength of it?"
— Chatelaine Thecla, in Book of the New Sun: The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
— H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
"To hold a pen is to be at war."
— Voltaire (via showslow)
(Source: mycolorbook, via enchantext)
"Romanticism is the abuse of adjectives."
— Alfred de Musset (via victoriousvocabulary)
"She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its clearest message: For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love."
— Carl Sagan (via loveyourchaos)
(Source: moonhymns, via milvertons)
"That is why I go into solitude, so as not to drink out of everybody’s cistern. When I am among the many I live as the many do, and I do not think as I really think; after a time it always seems as though they want to banish me from myself and rob me of my soul."
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via deaths-and-entrances)
(Source: jujutsu-with-zizek, via thebadluckbird)
"The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea."
— Vladimir Nabokov (via razorshapes)