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    Jean Lorrain
    “The charm of horror only tempts the strong”
    Jean Lorrain

  • #2
    Jean Lorrain
    “It is the sheer ugliness and banality of everyday life which turns my blood to ice and makes me cringe in terror.”
    Jean Lorrain

  • #3
    Jean Lorrain
    “There is nothing to be found in human eyes, and that is their terrifying and dolorous enigma, their abominable and delusive charm. There is nothing but that which we put there ourselves. That is why honest gazes are only to be found in portraits.

    The faded and weary eyes of martyrs, expressions tortured by ecstasy, imploring and suffering eyes, some resigned, others desperate... the gazes of saints, mendicants and princesses in exile, with pardoning smiles... the gazes of the possessed, the chosen and the hysterical... and sometimes of little girls, the eyes of Ophelia and Canidia, the eyes of virgins and witches... as you live in the museums, what eternal life, dolorous and intense, shines out of you! Like precious stones enshrined between the painted eyelids of masterpieces, you disturb us across time and across space, receivers of the dream which created you!

    You have souls, but they are those of the artists who wished you into being, and I am delivered to despair and mortification because I have drunk the draught of poison congealed in the irises of your eyes.

    The eyes of portraits ought to be plucked out.”
    Jean Lorrain, Monsieur De Phocas

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    Georges Sorel
    “For twenty years I strove to free myself from what I retained of my education; I indulged my curiosity by reading books less to learn than to efface from my memory the ideas that had been thrust upon it.”
    Georges Sorel, Reflections on Violence

  • #5
    Homer
    “The blade itself incites to deeds of violence.”
    Homer, The Odyssey

  • #6
    Giordano Bruno
    “Maybe you who condemn me are in greater fear than I who am condemned.”
    Giordano Bruno

  • #7
    Giordano Bruno
    “If the butterfly wings its way to the sweet light that attracts it, it's only becasue it doesn't know that the fire can consume it.”
    Giordano Bruno

  • #8
    Giordano Bruno
    “Deve-se compreender, pois, que a semelhança não envolve proporcionalidade.”
    Giordano Bruno, Cause, Principle and Unity: And Essays on Magic

  • #9
    Giordano Bruno
    “O ponto é o princípio ou a origem da linha, mas não sua causa; o instante é o princípio ou a origem da atividade [mas não a causa do ato]; o ponto de partida é o princípio do movimento, mas não a causa do movimento; as premissas são os princípios do argumento, mas não sua causa.”
    Giordano Bruno, Cause, Principle and Unity: And Essays on Magic

  • #10
    Jean Lorrain
    “Ingratitude' is the name which avatars of Narcissus give to the success of others.”
    Jean Lorrain, Monsieur De Phocas

  • #11
    John Keats
    “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”
    John Keats, Letters of John Keats

  • #12
    John Keats
    “I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination.”
    John Keats

  • #13
    John Keats
    “I want a brighter word than bright”
    John Keats

  • #14
    John Keats
    “We read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the author.”
    John Keats

  • #15
    Nikolai Chernyshevsky
    “But does it really help if a person doesn't realize what he lacks, or, if he does, he insists that he doesn't need it at all? That's an illusion, a fantasy. Human nature is stifled by reason, circumstances, and pride. It keeps silent and doesn't make itself known to one's consciousness, all the while silently doing its work of undermining life.”
    Nikolai Chernyshevsky, What Is to Be Done?

  • #16
    Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
    “My own self-consciousness cries out to me coldly: how does one love zero?”
    Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Tomorrow's Eve

  • #17
    Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
    “The Android, as we've said, is only the first hours of Love, immobilized, the hour of the ideal made eternal prisoner”
    Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Tomorrow's Eve

  • #18
    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

  • #19
    Voltaire
    “I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life. This ridiculous weakness is perhaps one of our more stupid melancholy propensities, for is there anything more stupid than to be eager to go on carrying a burden which one would gladly throw away, to loathe one’s very being and yet to hold it fast, to fondle the snake that devours us until it has eaten our hearts away?”
    Voltaire, Candide: or, Optimism

  • #20
    Voltaire
    “Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.”
    Voltaire

  • #21
    Eugene Thacker
    “We have to entertain the possibility that there is no reason for something existing; or that the split between subject and object is only our name for something equally accidental we call knowledge; or, an even more difficult thought, that while there may be some order to the self and the cosmos, to the microcosm and macrocosm, it is an order that is absolutely indifferent to our existence, and of which we can have only a negative awareness.”
    Eugene Thacker, In the Dust of This Planet: Horror of Philosophy vol. 1

  • #22
    Eugene Thacker
    “If the supernatural in a conventional sense is no longer possible, what remains after the “death of God” is an occulted, hidden world. Philosophically speaking, the enigma we face is how to confront this world, without immediately presuming that it is identical to the world-for-us (the world of science and religion), and without simply disparaging it as an irretrievable and inaccessible world-in-itself.”
    Eugene Thacker, In the Dust of This Planet: Horror of Philosophy vol. 1

  • #23
    Aaron Dembski-Bowden
    “Everything is darkest," Xaphen mused, "before the dawn."

    "That, my brother, is an axiom that sounds immensely profound until you realize it's a lie.”
    Aaron Dembski-Bowden, The First Heretic

  • #24
    “After a dozen deaths, you learn not to care. After a hundred, you can’t even if you wanted to.”
    C.L. Werner, Dead Winter

  • #25
    Graham McNeill
    “A world of death is a world of stagnation, without the change that makes it worthwhile. What you call uncertainty, I call life itself.”
    Graham McNeill, God King

  • #26
    Niccolò Machiavelli
    “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”
    Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

  • #27
    Niccolò Machiavelli
    “The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar.”
    Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

  • #28
    Dan Abnett
    “But my patience isn't limitless... unlike my authority.”
    Dan Abnett, Xenos

  • #29
    Dan Abnett
    “Even a life of pain is not worth wasting.”
    Dan Abnett, Gilead's Blood

  • #30
    Julia Kristeva
    “Today’s milestone is human madness. Politics is a part of it, particularly in its lethal outbursts. Politics is not, as it was for Hannah Arendt, the field where human freedom is unfurled. The modern world, the world of world war, the Third World, the underground world of death that acts upon us, do not have the civilized splendor of the Greek city state. The modern political domain is massively, in totalitarian fashion, social, leveling, exhausting. Hence madness is a space of antisocial, apolitical, and paradoxically free individuation”
    Julia Kristeva, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia



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