Ian "Marvin" Graye
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"End of chapter/essay 1:

The Decline of Populism

As at 1968"
Jul 04, 2022 12:05AM

David Mitchell
“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Herman Melville
“What is it, what nameless, inscrutable, unearthly thing is it; what cozening, hidden lord and master, and cruel, remorseless emperor commands me; that against all natural lovings and longings, I so keep pushing, and crowding, and jamming myself on all the time; recklessly making me ready to do what in my own proper, natural heart, I durst not so much as dare? Is Ahab, Ahab? Is it I, God, or who, that lifts this arm? But if the great sun move not of himself; but is as an errand-boy in heaven; nor one single star can revolve, but by some invisible power; how then can this one small heart beat; this one small brain think thoughts; unless God does that beating, does that thinking, does that living, and not I. By heaven, man, we are turned round and round in this world, like yonder windlass, and Fate is the handspike.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

Fyodor Dostoevsky
“You mustn't ask too much of human endurance, one must be merciful.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Martin Luther King Jr.
“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be...
This is the inter-related structure of reality.”
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation

Rollo May
“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it's conformity.”
Rollo May

Hegel (Nonfiction)
19 chapters   —   updated Jun 08, 2020 05:51PM
Description: Musings on the philosophy of Hegel
Listen to This (Entertainment)
2 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:34PM
Description: You recommend music to me and I recommend music to you, and we can remember where we did it (instead of losing it on some thread of a book that we can't remember).
Was That Canon Fire (or Is It My Heart Pounding?) (Literature & Fiction)
6 chapters   —   updated Mar 22, 2014 06:12PM
Description: A guide to some of the books I've loved and reviewed
Apparently, Last Night Part 3 (Romance)
15 chapters   —   updated Mar 05, 2014 02:20PM
Description: Baby baby, where did our love go? Much of the prose and poetry in this folder is an experiment in a topic about impossible love or alien love or unrequited love. If they start to work for me, I might try to develop them into a more ambitious idea. I've tried to dig into 35 years of relationships for what little inspiration I could glean. I hope nobody takes offence at them. Love and lust manifest themselves in many ways, some of them impossible, improbable, impractical, inconvenient or just plain unexpected.
I Believe (Literature & Fiction)
2 chapters   —   updated Dec 04, 2013 10:36AM
Description: Random thoughts on why I write what and how I do
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