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Paul Bowles
“Security is a false God. Begin to make sacrifices to it and you are lost.”
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“She was saved from prettiness by the intensity of her gaze.”
Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky

António R. Damásio
“The neural basis for the self, as I see it, resides with the continuous reactivation of at least two sets of representations. One set concerns representations of key events in an individual's autobiography, on the basis of which a notion of identity can be reconstructed repeatedly, by partial activation in topologically organized sensory maps. ...
In brief, the endless reactivation of updated images about our identity (a combination of memories of the past and of the planned future) constitutes a sizable part of the state of self as I understand it.
The second set of representations underlying the neural self consists of the primordial representations of an individual's body ... Of necessity, this encompasses background body states and emotional states. The collective representation of the body constitute the basis for a "concept" of self, much as a collection of representations of shape, size, color, texture, and taste can constitute the basis for the concept of orange.”
António R. Damásio, Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

W. Somerset Maugham
“Only a mediocre person is always at his best. ”
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John N. Gray
“Humans think they are free, conscious beings, when in truth they are deluded animals. At the same time they never cease trying to escape from what they imagine themselves to be. Their religions are attempts to be rid of a freedom they have never possessed. In the twentieth century, the utopias of Right and Left served the same function. Today, when politics is unconvincing even as entertainment, science has taken on the role of mankind's deliverer.”
John Gray, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

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