Is literary writing the art of making cultivated loneliness feel like engaging conversation?
"A value debased and an illusion unmasked have the same pitiful form; they resemble each other and there is nothing easier than to mistake one for the other." From: The Joke by Milan Kundera
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
Feminism
She who entirely accepts the fact that one man stays at home shows more signs of feminism than she who loudly proclaims that all women have to go to work.
Adorno on Facebook
The notion that every single person considers themselves better in their particular interest than all others, is as long-standing a piece of bourgeois ideology as the overestimation of others as higher than oneself, just because they are the community of all customers. [The source of "likes"] Since the old bourgeois class has abdicated, both lead their afterlife in the Spirit [Geist] of intellectuals, who are at the same time the last enemies of the bourgeois, and the last bourgeois. By allowing themselves to still think at all vis-a-vis the naked reproduction of existence, they behave as the privileged; by leaving things in thought, they declare the nullity of their privilege. - Theodor W. Adorno, quoted by Babette Babich
There are more things between foreplay and orgasm, fellatio, than dreamt of in your philosophies.
OMG! If only there was enough mind to boggle!
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw
we observe the armistice between our shadows today, we live in a world of small things
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly. - G. K. Chesterton
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. - C.S. Lewis
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. - H. P. Lovecraft
Gombrowicz on me
“Why, my man is created from the outside, that is, he is inauthentic in essence- he is always not-himself, because he is determined by form, which is born between people. His "I", therefore, is marked for him in that "interhumanity." An eternal actor, but a natural one, because his artificiality is inborn, it makes up a feature of his humanity-to be a man means to be an actor-to be a man means to pretend to be a man-to be a man means to "act like" a man while not being one deep inside-to be a man is to recite humanity.” ― Witold Gombrowicz
All that energy that could be used to work together to improve the human condition, goes to competing for hungry eyeballs.
Yes! I want the whole world to know I delight more in the kiss you throw than in {Kim Kardashian's} fellatio
Leading a life that will never be approved of
So there. This is what you have done. Something inside is waiting until you are gone. My highest morality is a travesty. My greatest love, revolting. My sacred ones, a blemish on your race. My hatred, the purest thing I know.