#books

Morality is neither rational nor absolute nor natural. World has known many moral systems, each of which claims universality;...

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It seems to me at times that I am incapable of beginning a life in real life, because it has seemed to me that I have lost

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Christianity was from the beginning, essentially and fundamentally, life’s nausea and disgust with life, merely

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The higher man is distinguished from the lower by his fearlessness and his readiness to challenge misfortune.

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The truth is introduced – and with that it enters into the process of history. But unfortunately this does not (as so

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I notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.

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People with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few in number,

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I love those who do not know how to live except by going under, for they are those who cross over.

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There is nothing in the world more difficult than candor, and nothing easier than flattery. If there is a hundredth of

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All men saved from the scattering influences of society by a powerful incentive, a cause, or an ideal of individual perfection,...

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It was a fine cry — loud and long — but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow.

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It’s not that I don’t understand why a person has to die, but rather, I don’t understand why a person has to live…

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Not everything needed to rise to converge: It could just drift together into the indiscernible middle, and bewilder you.

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What makes us most human is the possession of a unique and irreproducible story, that we take place over time and leave

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Having come so close to losing everything, I am freed now of all fear, hesitation, and timidity, and, once revived, intend

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The big thing no one was expecting to happen, that no one had ever imagined could happen, was happening in all the

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The child has the right to respect. The child has the right to develop. The child has the right to be. The child has the

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Besides, people who are really fucked up don’t turn to jazz; they turn to heroin, opium, whiskey, and Vonnegut.

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Maybe memories are like karaoke — where you realize up on the stage, with all those lyrics scrawling across the screen’s bottom,...

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Disgust and passion are intertwined. Our antipathies are simultaneously a record of our desires, our sublimated wishes,

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Everything has boundaries. The same holds true with thought. You shouldn’t fear boundaries, but you should not be afraid

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The danger with hatred is, once you start in on it, you get a hundred times more than you bargained for. Once you start,

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My mother used to say that we’ll all have three deaths: the one when our breath leaves our bodies to rejoin the air, the

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The difficult thing isn’t living with other people, it’s understanding them.

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