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psycho-delic-cunt:

Still relevant

psycho-delic-cunt:

Still relevant

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
Dr. Alexis Carrel (via swallowtheredpill)

There is something for which Newton — or better to say not Newton alone, but modern science in general — can still be made responsible: it is splitting of our world in two. I have been saying that modern science broke down the barriers that separated the heavens and the earth, and that it united and unified the universe. And that is true. But, as I have said, too, it did this by substituting for our world of quality and sense perception, the world in which we live, and love, and die, another world — the world of quantity, or reified geometry, a world in which, though there is place for everything, there is no place for man. Thus the world of science — the real world — became estranged and utterly divorced from the world of life, which science has been unable to explain — not even to explain away by calling it “subjective”.
True, these worlds are everyday — and even more and more — connected by praxis. Yet for theory they are divided by an abyss.
Two worlds: this means two truths. Or no truth at all.
This is the tragedy of the modern mind which “solved the riddle of the universe,” but only to replace it by another riddle: the riddle of itself.

Newtonian Studies (1965)

I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
John Locke (via wordsnquotes)

superphazed:

The word “Person” comes from the latin word “Persona” or “Prosopon” (Greek), which originally referred to the masks worn by actors on stage.

So in a way, when you think to yourself, ” I, I am a person” what you’re really thinking is “I am the act which i have come to believe in”.

We trick…

Consider, for example, that relativity theory seems to tell us that time doesn’t flow, that all of space-time is laid out in a frozen all-at-once-ness, with the distinctions among past, present, and future “an illusion,” in the words of Einstein, “albeit a persistent one.” How can such a view of time be reconciled with perhaps the most conspicuous aspect of our manifest image, implicated in almost every emotion we have—our regret and nostalgia for the past, our hopes and terrors for the future? One can’t revamp our notion of physical time without disturbing our conception of the very things we are.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Albert Camus (via paleacidkids)
innerbliss10:

Best quote ever!

innerbliss10:

Best quote ever!