May 19th, 2002

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i find that life is always worth living
everytime i step out of my shell and do something (be someone) completely
not me. i would perform miracles if i can. i enjoy
doing something and someone completely out of the ordinary,
even if it hurts, sometimes. challenges are very good for my soul.
you can dampen my spirits but i always hope. i believe in love.
and work is love made visible~ be on guard though for people
who would take you for granted, and suck you like a leech, and
those who haven't found themselves. you got to knock them up so they wake up hahaha
be kind to animals and broken people. a little kindness goes a long way
and patience too la la lala ah the process of relearning what's forgotten oh oh
  • Current Music
    elton john - believe

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope

In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.

Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century.

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots. True enough, robots do not rebel. But given man's nature, robots cannot live and remain sane, they become "Golems," they will destroy their world and themselves because they cannot stand any longer the boredom of a meaningless life.

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.

In fast-moving, progress-conscious America, the consumer expects to be dizzied by progress. If he could completely understand advertising jargon he would be badly disappointed. The half-intelligibility which we expect, or even hope, to find in the latest product language personally reassures each of us that progress is being made: that the pace exceeds our ability to follow.

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.

The last temptation is the greatest treason:
To do the right deed for the wrong reason.

When I tell any truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those who do.

Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.

Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."
-Erich Fromm (1900-1980), U.S. psychologist.
  • Current Music
    gordon lightfoot - summer side of life

mmm i love

An enterprizing foole needs little wit.
English Proverb. Quoted in: Cotgrave Dictionary (1611).

being in tune is too slow
i'm always in the mood anyway hehehe
where go the boats?
  • Current Music
    megadeth - hook in mouth (live)

some math

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, [s]he will be satisfied with bad ones -Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher, mathematician. Unpopular Essays, "An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish" (1950).
  • Current Music
    megadeth - return to hangar