Janus Quotes

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Arthur Schopenhauer
“Let us see rather that like Janus—or better, like Yama, the Brahmin god of death—religion has two faces, one very friendly, one very gloomy...”
Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays and Aphorisms

Ray Bradbury
“If I’d found out that Norman Mailer liked me, I’d have killed myself. I think he was too hung up. I’m glad Kurt Vonnegut didn’t like me either. He had problems, terrible problems. He couldn’t see the world the way I see it. I suppose I’m too much Pollyanna, he was too much Cassandra. Actually I prefer to see myself as the Janus, the two-faced god who is half Pollyanna and half Cassandra, warning of the future and perhaps living too much in the past—a combination of both. But I don’t think I’m too over optimistic.”
Ray Bradbury

Rick Riordan
“Michael Varus drew his sword. ''My father is Janus, the god of two faces. I am used to seeing through masks and deceptions.”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Paul Monette
“I’ve never quite understood the double Janus face of bi – Janus, the Roman god of gates and doors, especially closets.”
Paul Monette, Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story