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Diary of a Drug Fiend Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley
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“Having to talk destroys the symphony of silence.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“Every one interprets everything in terms of his own experience. If you say anything which does not touch a precisely similar spot in another man's brain, he either misunderstands you, or doesn't understand you at all.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“People think that talking is a sign of thinking. It isn't, for the most part' on the contrary, it's a mechanical dodge of the body to relieve oneself of the strain of thinking, just as exercising the muscles helps the body to become temporarily unconscious of its weight, its pain, its weariness, and the foreknowledge of its doom.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“Your kiss is bitter with cocaine.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“I've written this to keep from crying. But I am crying, only the tears won't come.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“I hardly ever talk- words seem such a waste, and they are none of them true. No one has yet invented a language from my point of view.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“Happiness lies within one's self, and the way to dig it out is cocaine.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“I've often thought that there isn't any "I" at all; that we are simply the means of expression of something else; that when we think we are ourselves, we are simply the victims of a delusion.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“The most delicious sensation of all is the re-birth of healthy human love. Spring coming back to Earth!”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“We must conquer life by living it to the full, and then we can go to meet death with a certain prestige.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“The few love affairs which had come my way had been rather silly and sordid. They had not revealed the possibilities of love; in fact I had thought it a somewhat overrated pleasure, a brief and brutal blindness with boredom and disgust hard on its heels.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“This complaining rambling rubbish is the substitute which has taken the place of love.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“Of course," agreed Basil, "if you read it carelessly, and act on it rashly, with the blind faith of a fanatic; it might very well lead to trouble. But nature is full of devices for eliminating anything that cannot master its environment. The words 'to worship me' are all-important. The only excuse for using a drug of any sort, whether it's quinine or Epsom-salt, is to assist nature to overcome some obstacle to her proper functions. The danger of the so-called habit-forming drugs is that they fool you into trying to dodge the toil essential to spiritual and intellectual development. But they are not simply man-traps. There is nothing in nature which cannot be used for our benefit, and it is up to us to use it wisely. Now, in the work you have been doing in the last week, heroin might have helped you to concentrate your mind, and cocaine to overcome the effects of fatigue. And the reason you did not use them was that a burnt child dreads fire. We had the same trouble with teaching Hermes and Dionysus to swim. They found themselves in danger of being drowned and thought the best way was to avoid going near the water. But that didn't help them to use their natural faculties to the best advantage, so I made them confront the sea again and again, until they decided that the best way to avoid drowning was to learn how to deal with oceans in every detail. It sounds pretty obvious when you put it like that, yet while every one agrees with me about the swimming, I am howled down on all sides when I apply the same principles to the use of drugs.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“The increase of knowledge has forced
the thinker to specialise, with the result that there is nobody capable to deal with civilisation as a whole. We are playing a game of chess in which nobody can see more than two or three squares at once, and so it has become impossible to form a coherent plan.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“I do not think we were afraid of death; life had become such an infinitely boring alternation between a period of stimulation which failed to stimulate and of depression which hardly even depressed.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“Половина всех наших бед происходит от того, что мы признаем, что они есть, поэтому если мы забудем про их существование, то они и в самом деле прекратят существование.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“I saw at once the way to appeal to him.. 'Well, of course you know.' I said, 'in really smart circles one has to offer heroin and cocaine to people. It's only a passing fashion, of course, but while it's on, one's really out of it if one doesn't do the right thing.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“Light illuminates the path of humanity: it is our own fault if we go over the brink.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend

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