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    Joseph Campbell
    “We're not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes.”
    Joseph Campbell

  • #2
    Joseph Campbell
    “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
    Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

  • #3
    Joseph Campbell
    “If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.”
    Joseph Campbell

  • #4
    Joseph Campbell
    “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
    Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

  • #5
    Joseph Campbell
    The Hero Path

    We have not even to risk the adventure alone
    for the heroes of all time have gone before us.
    The labyrinth is thoroughly known ...
    we have only to follow the thread of the hero path.
    And where we had thought to find an abomination
    we shall find a God.

    And where we had thought to slay another
    we shall slay ourselves.
    Where we had thought to travel outwards
    we shall come to the center of our own existence.
    And where we had thought to be alone
    we shall be with all the world.”
    Joseph Campbell

  • #6
    James Joyce
    “Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.”
    James Joyce, Ulysses

  • #7
    James Joyce
    “I've been working hard on [Ulysses] all day," said Joyce.

    Does that mean that you have written a great deal?" I said.

    Two sentences," said Joyce.

    I looked sideways but Joyce was not smiling. I thought of [French novelist Gustave] Flaubert. "You've been seeking the mot juste?" I said.

    No," said Joyce. "I have the words already. What I am seeking is the perfect order of words in the sentence.”
    James Joyce

  • #8
    “The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without: to follow one's own path, not that of the crowd.”
    Nicholas Tharcher, Rebels and Devils: The Psychology of Liberation

  • #9
    Aleister Crowley
    “The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.”
    Aleister Crowley, Magick: Liber ABA: Book 4

  • #10
    Aleister Crowley
    “Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.”
    Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography

  • #11
    Aleister Crowley
    “Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.”
    Aleister Crowley, Magick in Theory and Practice

  • #12
    Aleister Crowley
    “For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.”
    Aleister Crowley, The Book of the Law

  • #13
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
    H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

  • #14
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age.”
    H.P. Lovecraft

  • #15
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be. Not in the spaces we know, but between them. They walk serene and primal, undimensioned and to us unseen.”
    H.P. Lovecraft, The Dunwich Horror and Others

  • #16
    Philip K. Dick
    “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
    Philip K. Dick, VALIS

  • #17
    Philip K. Dick
    “The true measure of a man is not his intelligence or how high he rises in this freak establishment. No, the true measure of a man is this: how quickly can he respond to the needs of others and how much of himself he can give.”
    Philip K. Dick

  • #18
    Philip K. Dick
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”
    Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

  • #19
    Philip K. Dick
    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
    Philip K. Dick

  • #20
    James Joyce
    “All Moanday, Tearday, Wailsday, Thumpsday, Frightday, Shatterday.”
    James Joyce

  • #21
    James Joyce
    “They lived and laughed and loved and left.”
    James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

  • #22
    James Joyce
    “A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”
    James Joyce, Ulysses

  • #23
    James Joyce
    “But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires.”
    James Joyce

  • #24
    James Joyce
    “Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.”
    James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • #25
    Frank Herbert
    “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
    Frank Herbert, Dune

  • #26
    Frank Herbert
    “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”
    Frank Herbert, Dune

  • #27
    James Joyce
    “I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning.”
    James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • #28
    Aldous Huxley
    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
    Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

  • #29
    Aldous Huxley
    “I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”
    Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point

  • #30
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.”
    H.P. Lovecraft



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