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“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.”
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Raymond Chandler
“If the mystery novel is at all realistic (which it very seldom is) it is written in a certain spirit of detachment; otherwise nobody but a psychopath would want to write it or read it.”
Raymond Chandler, The Simple Art of Murder

Jacques Lacan
“All sorts of things in this world behave like mirrors.”
Jacques Lacan, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book II: The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis, 1954-1955

Eric Hoffer
“The most incurably frustrated—and, therefore, the most vehement—among the permanent misfits are those with an unfulfilled craving for creative work. Both those who try to write, paint, compose, etcetera, and fail decisively, and those who after tasting the elation of creativeness feel a drying up of the creative flow within and know that never again will they produce aught worth-while, are alike in the grip of a desperate passion.”
Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

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“An active mass movement rejects the present and centers its interest on the future. It is from this attitude that it derives its strength, for it can proceed recklessly with the present—with the health, wealth and lives of its followers.”
Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

Northrop Frye
“Mythological thinking cannot be superseded, because it forms the framework and context for all thinking”
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