Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul. Where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me, and I didn't have the heart to let him down.

Arachnoleptic fit: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

Bertrand Russell

Drunkenness is temporary suicide; the happiness that is brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.

John Burroughs

Time does not become sacred to us until we have lived it, until it has passed over us and taken with it a part of ourselves.

Decafalon: The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Religion is for people who are afraid of hell, and spirituality is for people who have been in hell.

It is the difference between men and women, not the sameness, that creates the tension and the delight.


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