Philosophical Musings Quotes

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“Deciding to wait, Scott sat down with a pint away from the bar at a corner table and lit a cigarette. The clientele in there on Sunday afternoon were the same as most other afternoons. From middle-aged to old men, drinking and cursing at the world like it was the last bus which had just left the stop without them.”
R.D. Ronald, The Elephant Tree

“If your world is out there and you are in here then the only things that will gather within these walls are time and bitterness. Eventually, that bitterness will eat away at you and leave nothing behind but resentment and hate.”
R.D. Ronald, The Zombie Room

“Solitude led to retrospective thinking, and if the past is what you are trying to get away from, then constant distractions in the present are needed.”
R.D. Ronald, The Elephant Tree

“Scott glanced at his watch but didn't register what it said. The notion of time had become as absurd as the quietly glowing trees.”
R.D. Ronald, The Elephant Tree

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I've never been able to start or finish anything. Granted, granted I'm a babbler, a harmless, irksome babbler, as we all are. But what's to be done if the sole and express purpose of every intelligent man is babble--that is, a deliberate pouring from empty into void.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

Michel Houellebecq
“To increase desires to an unbearable level whilst making the fulfillment of them more and more inaccessible: this was the single principle upon which Western society was based.”
Michel Houellebecq, The Possibility of an Island

Alberto Moravia
“...my boredom might be described as a malady affecting external objects and consisting of a withering process; an almost instantaneous loss of vitality--just as though one saw a flower change in a few seconds from a bud to decay and dust.”
Alberto Moravia

Sophocles
“There is much that is strange, but nothing that surpasses man in strangeness”
Sophocles

Anton Chekhov
“They are all very serious people with stern expressions on their faces. They discuss nothing but important matters and like to philosophize a great deal, while at the same time everyone can see that the workers are detestably fed, sleep without suitable bedding, thirty to forty in a room with bedbugs everywhere, the stench, the dampness, and the moral corruption... Obviously all our fine talk has gone on simply to hoodwink ourselves and other people as well. Show me the day nurseries that they're talking about so much about. And where are the libraries? Why, they just write about nurseries and libraries in novels, while in fact not a single one even exists. What does exist is nothing but dirt, vulgarity, and a barbarian way of life... I dislike these terribly serious faces, they frighten me, and I'm afraid of serious conversations, too. We'd be better off if we all would just shut up for a while!”
Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard

“Expressing doubt is how we begin a journey to discover essential truths.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

William Steig
“People are no damn good.”
William Steig, The Lonely Ones

Aysha Taryam
“Why does it seem easier for us to accept reality when it is within the confinement of the animal kingdom yet so hard for us to face it in our?”
Aysha Taryam, The Opposite of Indifference: A Collection of Commentaries

Tilopa
“No thought,no reflection,no analysis,no cultivation,no intention;let it settle itself.Relax "Tilopa”
Tilopa, Instructions in Mahamudra - a translation of the Ganga Mahamudra Upadesha of Tilopa

Linda Collison
“Like billiard balls colliding our courses were altered.”
Linda Collison, Star-Crossed

Agnes Repplier
“Things are as they are, and no amount of self-deception makes them otherwise. The friend who is incapable of depression depresses us as surely as the friend who is incapable of boredom bores us. Somewhere in our hearts is a strong, though dimly understood, desire to face realities, and to measure consequences, to have done with the fatigue of pretending. It is not optimism to enjoy the view when one is treed by a bull; it is philosophy. The optimist would say that being treed was a valuable experience. The disciple of gladness would say it was a pleasurable sensation. The Christian Scientist would say there was no bull, though remaining–if he were wise–on the tree-top. The philosopher would make the best of a bad job, and seek what compensation he could find.”
Agnes Repplier, Points of Friction

Cornelia "Connie" DeDona
“Leftie loosely is the way
to relax a set old screw
as rightie tightly thinks
new bullshit to pursue”
Cornelia "Connie D" DeDona

Jack Sanger
“Knowing the true isolation of being marks the beginning of love for others.”
Jack Sanger, Azimuth: The Second Journey

Ken Poirot
“Creativity is our one ubiquitous commonality so perhaps that is where all constructive communication should begin.”
Ken Poirot

Ken Poirot
“Creativity is the tangible manifestation of an indulgent excursion through a higher state of transcendental consciousness.”
Ken Poirot

“Live boldly. Or be an oldie. Your call. As for me, well, I may have at times lived good, or even badly. But never ever not boldly.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

“we expect people to stay true to their words. we expect people to stay as they are. but change is the only constant in life. and people change as the seasons do.”
Avijeet Das

DRTao
“People invest in stocks based on their statistics over the years to have a higher probability on their side. Due to this anomaly, most of the people around you lead a similar life, they grow up under the leadership of their parents, work hard to achieve their predictable goals, get a good job, attain stability over the years, get married, grow old and the same trend gets kicked off with their offsprings.”
DRTao, Break Them All!!: A Modern Era Awakening!

“Life is just like a recording... what has happen can be replayed but ourself wont realize it... our being and this universe should be a very big recording we went through the same thing over and over again but we wont realize it...”
ChubbyChicken

Ratna Srivastava
“We both are thieves: time and I. I steal time from time. If I don't, the time steals me.”
Ratna Srivastava

Soman Gouda
“It is engraved in the very genes of the human being, to climb the mountain despite knowing that there’s nothing to be done after making it to the summit.”
Soman Gouda, Spoor of an Indian Horse

Soman Gouda
“There is a tempo that life follows, there is a rate your heart beats with, there is a rhythm that the nature functions in, that is what we seek in everything.”
Soman Gouda, Spoor of an Indian Horse

Soman Gouda
“When we grow conscious of patterns, we crave for the randomness and when we are hounded by the randomness of our life, we seek pattern in it.”
Soman Gouda, Spoor of an Indian Horse

Soman Gouda
“The benefit of reading is you will gain knowledge; and of writing is you will process that into wisdom!”
Soman Gouda, YOGI IN SUITS: Christopher Nolan and Vedanta

Soman Gouda
“Few are ready to believe that Jesus Christ was born for a virgin, but not the fact that meditation in long run, leads to enlightenment and immortality”
Soman Gouda, YOGI IN SUITS: Christopher Nolan and Vedanta

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