The longer the life the more the offense, the more the offense the more the pain, the more the pain the less defense and the less defense the less the gain.
Sir T Wyatt
At the end of Being and Nothingness...[,] Being in-itself and Being for-itself were of Being; and this totality of beings, in which they were effected, itself was linked up to itself, relating and appearing to itself, by means of the essential project of human-reality. What was named in this way, in an allegedly neutral and undetermined way, was nothing other than the metaphysical unity of man and God, the relation of man to God, the project of becoming God as the project constituting human-reality. Atheism changes nothing in this fundamental structure.
Le monde est fait pour aboutir à un beau livre.
Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
A book should serve as the ax to break the frozen sea within us
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe.
Men like women who write. Even though they don't say so. A writer is a foreign country.
In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.
The most remarkable aspect of the transition we are living through is not so much the passage from want to affluence as the passage from labor to leisure. Leisure contains the future, it is the new horizon. The prospect then is one of unremitting labor to bequeath to future generations a chance of founding a society of leisure that will overcome the demands and compulsions of productive labor so that time may be devoted to creative activities or simply to pleasure and happiness.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that's the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread.
In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.