For thousands of years humans were oppressed— as some of us still are— by the notion that the universe is a marionette whose strings are pulled by a god or gods, unseen and inscrutable. Then, 2,500 years ago, there was a glorious awakening in Ionia: on Samos and the other nearby Greek colonies that grew...
Continued observations in clinical psychological practice lead almost inevitably to the conclusion that deeper and more fundamental than sexuality, deeper than the craving for social power, deeper even than the desire for possessions, there is a still more generalized and universal craving in the human make-up. It is the craving for knowledge of the right...
History is the guess of old men, sometimes they get it wrong.
The choices she’s made have left her without choice.
I have known many true connoisseurs, with excellent tastes that range across the humanities and the culinary arts–and they never fail to have a fatal effect on my self-esteem. When I find myself sitting at dinner next to someone who knows just as much about novels as I do but has somehow also found the...
The religious school she went to, growing up, Ms. Wright said how all the girls had to wear a scarf tied to cover their ears at all times. Based on the biblical idea that the Virgin Mary became pregnant when the Holy Spirit whispered in her ear. The idea that ears were vaginas. That, hearing...
Every call and every question has an answer and that is your love.
I am the love.I am the slave of love.I worship love.I adore unconditional love.I am the pure devotee of love.My heart and eyes are the symbols of love.Love has the inconceivable innumerable attribute.Love is the indivisible, infinite, and limitless truth.Love is the supreme with most dazzling splendor.Love is eternal, blissful, spiritual, and tender.
Live as if you are the creator of your universe. Because you are.
A country whose citizens do not read is already late because “reading” is just the first step to wisdom acquisition. Application of the learnt knowledge is the gateway to personal transformation. If you don’t read, you have not yet begun anything!
I’ve got nothing to do today except to drink the beauty of life.
So enjoy the beauty, feel the love, and live your life your own way.
Life is eternal but death is ephemeral and transitional.
But the world is out there, and it understands that the illusion of knowledge and freedom is not the same as the real thing. Eventually it will fade, and there are those who will do whatever it takes to make that happen sooner rather than later.
Don’t try to live your life but to dive in the joy of life.
Life is a daring adventure, so suffering should be optional.
What can we make of the inexpressible joy of children? It is a kind of gratitude, I think—the gratitude of the ten-year-old who wakes to her own energy and the brisk challenge of the world. You thought you knew the place and all its routines, but you see you hadn’t known. Whole stacks at the...
I will tell you why I became a philosopher. I became a philosopher because I wanted to be able to talk about many, many things, ideally with knowledge, but sometimes not quite the amount of knowledge that I would need if I were to be a specialist in them. It allows you to be many...
Be wonderful! Like a dog, love with all of your heart.
The mind is the source of infinite power; to find it we have to mine it.