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“the fact that every people feel itself threatened by the others gives the state it's definite unifying powers; it depends upon the instinct of self-preservation of society itself; the latent external crisis enables it to get the upper hand in internal crises”
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
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“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
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Philip Wylie
“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.”
Philip Wylie

Tom Waits
“This is about all the bad days in the world. I used to have some little bad days, and I kept them in a little box. And one day, I threw them out into the yard. "Oh, it's just a couple little innocent bad days." Well, we had a big rain. I don't know what it was growing in but I think we used to put eggshells out there and coffee grounds, too. Don't plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me. Choke those little bad days. Choke 'em down to nothin'. They're your days. Choke 'em!”
Tom Waits

Philip Wylie
“Light was the symbol I tried to give them...The Cross was the symbol they adopted. The pain of self-sacrifice was obvious to them. The subjective reward--incomprehensible. Thus they changed it all. I told them of many mansions. They chose this mansion or that--scoured each other off the earth, to set one heaven in place of the heaven of those they defeated. Holy wars! Is such a thing conceivable to God as a holy war? Alas. The words--the images--the effort is still uncomprehended. I said Light. I said truth. I said Freedom. I meant enlightenment. Yet nearly every church that uses my name is a wall against light and a rampart against enlightenment, using fear, not love, to chain the generations in terror and pain and ignorance . . . And now--this is called civilization, and in my name, also!”
Philip Wylie, Opus 21

Philip Wylie
“The businessmen have corrupted liberty by trying to propose it as a material quality.”
Philip Wylie, Generation of Vipers

Nick Cave
“People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.”
Nick Cave

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