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"I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's."
- William Blake

"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to
adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."
- George Bernard Shaw

"We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses."
- C. G. Jung

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
- Albert Einstein

"Now Christianity sounded good at first to the naive convert. Love, peace and charity -
what's wrong with that? I'll tell you what's wrong - a series of unprecedented
horrors perpetrated by so-called Christians: The Inquisition, the Conquistadores,
the American Indian wars, slavery, Hiroshima and the present-day Bible Belt."
- William S. Burroughs

"Science and magick are frequently different maps for very similar territory. Following the path of least resistance, science ignores magick's hard-to-travel path. Magick uses myth and science uses ambiguous terminology: semantically, both say the same thing. Each principle is expressed as 'An unknown something is doing we don't know what'. Each law is a variation of 'It did it again'"
- Camden Benares, Zen without Zen Masters.

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
- Sir Arthur Eddington

"I would rather live in prison in a George Orwellian world, than a pacified society of happy boys and girls. I would rather know my enemy and let you know the same, who's windows were smashed and who's tires were slashed. And where to point the fucking blame"
- Propagandhi

"Nothing is given to man on earth except a potential and the material on which to actualize it. The potential is a superlative machine: his consciousness; but it is a machine without a spark plug, a machine of which his own will has to be the spark plug, the self-starter and the driver; he has to discover how to use it and he has to keep it in constant action. The material is the whole of the universe, with no limits set to the knowledge he can acquire and to the enjoyment of life he can achieve. But everything he needs or desires has to be learned, discovered and produced by him - by his own choice, by his own effort, by his own mind."
- Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness

"A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on."
- William Burroughs

"It is a little known fact the the so-called "Law of Gravity" was actually one of Sir Isaac "shecky" Newton's best practical jokes, and it was such a wonderful knee-slapper that generations of teachers have devoted themselves to keeping the hoax alive. In truth, there is no such thing as "gravity." Rather, the Great Earth Goddess sucks."
- Bruce Bethke, Headcrash

"The media of sameness and separation represent the world in its most religious form - the structuring of the social in images."
- Hakim Bey (Millennium, pg 38)

"So I am public agent and don't know who I work for, get my instructions from street signs, newspapers and pieces of conversation I snap out of the air the way a vulture will tear entrails from other mouth."
- William Burroughs( The Soft Machine ,Ch. 3 ,Pg 18)

I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
- Sir Arthur Eddington

"Politics offer yesterday's answers to today's questions"
-
M. McLuhan

'Doubt.
Doubt thyself.
Doubt even if thou Doubtest yourself.
Doubt all.
Doubt even if thou Doubtest all.
It seems sometimes as if beneath all conscious doubt there lay some deepest certainty.
O kill it! Slay the snake!'
- Crowley,(The Book of Lies ,Ch. 51)

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."
-
Oscar Wilde

"The family circle has widened. The worldpool of information fathered by electric media-movies, Telstar, flight-far surpasses any possible influence mom and dad can now bring to bear. Character no longer is shaped by only two earnest, fumbling experts. Now all the world's a sage"
-
Marshall Mcluhan (The Medium is the Massage)

"There are very few people today who have heard of Plato and Aristotle. Not one in a thousand, perhaps ten thousand, of those few have ever read either of them, even in translations. But there are also very few people whose thinking, such as it is, is not conditioned by the ideas of those two men."
- Crowley(The Book of Thoth, pg 33)

''Love, work and knowledge are the wellsprings of our life. They should also govern it.'
- Wilhelm Reich

"Perhaps much of what is taken to be real is mainly determined by thought. Perhaps the appearance of the physical world is magickal because the orderly processes of science fail to take the observer into account. The order of the universe may be the order of our own minds."
- Fred Alan Wolf (in Taking the Quantum Leap)

"Only through absolute loyalty to each other can the few control the many."
- Peter J. Carroll (in PsyberMagick)

"There is no law except the law that there is no law"
- John A. Wheeler

"Is Man one of God's blunders, or is God one of Man's blunders?"
- Nietzsche

"Any sufficiently advanced form of magick will appear indistinguishable from science."
- Stokastikos's Law

"If only one fifth of your spells work you have real power. If only one fifth of your divinations work you have a serious disability."
- Peter J. Carroll (in PsyberMagick)

"Everything is true-Everything is permissible!"
- Hassan i Sabbah

"...Every jumbled pile of person has a thinking part that wonders what the part
that isn't thinking isn't thinking of..."
- They Might Be Giants

"Magick will not free itself from occultism until we have strangled the last astrologer with the guts of the last spiritual master."
- Peter J. Carroll (in PsyberMagick)

"I am chaos. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. I am chaos. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free."
- Eris (in Principia Discordia)

 


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