Aphorisms Quotes

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Mitch Albom
“Embrace aging.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane, until we invented smartphones and social media.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people talk about other people’s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Franz Kafka
“I can prove at any time that my education tried to make another person out of me than the one I became. It is for the harm, therefore, that my educators could have done me in accordance with their intentions that I reproach them; I demand from their hands the person I now am, and since they cannot give him to me, I make of my reproach and laughter a drumbeat sounding in the world beyond.”
Franz Kafka

Criss Jami
“Old words are reborn with new faces.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Every single person is a fool, insane, a failure, or a bad person to at least ten people.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Edmond Jabès
“Only what touches us closely preoccupies us. We prepare in solitude to face it. (The Little Book of Unsuspected Subversion)”
Edmond Jabès

Marina Tsvetaeva
“How quiet the writing, how noisy the printing.”
Marina Tsvetaeva, Записные книжки и дневниковая проза

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“It is by now proverbial that every proverb has its opposite. For every Time is money there is a Stop and smell the roses. When someone says You never stand in the same river twice someone else has already replied There is nothing new under the sun. In the mind's arithmetic, 1 plus -1 equals 2. Truths are not quantities but scripts: Become for a moment the mind in which this is true.”
James Richardson, Interglacial: New and Selected Poems & Aphorisms

Comte de Lautréamont
“I do not accept evil. Man is perfect. The soul does not topple. Progress exists. Good is irreducible. Antichrists, accusing angels, eternal sufferings, religions are the product of doubt.”
Comte de Lautréamont, Maldoror and the Complete Works

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The real purpose of the opposition is to minimize the amount of money the ruling party will have stolen from the people at the end of its term.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The least we each ought to do for someone who treats us like a king or a queen is to treat them like a prince or a princess.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mark Leidner
“Writing is beautiful, like putting on a gold suit and going to sleep in it.”
Mark Leidner, The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover

Alexandre Dumas
“We are entitled to violate history, provided that it results in handsome offspring.”
Alexandre Dumas

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“In reality most human beings are not, to most human beings, more important than money.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

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