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Musings that fluctuate between pragmatism and abstraction.

— somber ink —
What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and; anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions- they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force, coins which have lost their embossing and are now considered as metal and no longer as coins.

— Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” (via queertheoryissexy)

Though I may seem at times somewhat distant from you, through the gray mist of my own moods, I am never far; my thoughts always circle around you.

— Friedrich Nietzsche (via larmoyante)

The opposite of reaction is not revolution, but creation. The world is in an unending state of reaction and thus unendingly in danger of revolution. What defines progress, if it is such, is that without compromise, creators of all kinds triumph over the mind, over reaction, and over inactivity without revolution being necessary. When there are no more of these creators, revolution is inevitable.

— Albert Camus - Notebook 1951-1959 (via sisyphean-revolt)

I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware, nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself, we are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self; an accretion of sensory, experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody is nobody. Maybe the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight - brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal.

Rust Cohle from True Detective (via lucid-fairy)

Without metaphor, there would be no psychotherapy.

— personal aphorism


44. 4. (line-square-cube-tesseract via folding)

And so it (un)folds.


44. 4. (line-square-cube-tesseract via folding)

And so it (un)folds.

If, to outgrow nihilism, one must return to Christianity, one may well follow the impulse and outgrow Christianity in Hellenism.

— Albert Camus, Notebooks 1942-1951. (via acknowledgetheabsurd)


ERICA GOLDSON: Graduation speech

One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up.

— Friedrich Nietzsche (via itsquoted)