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“Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.”
-- Jorge Luis Borges
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
— Stephen King
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."
— John Muir
"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."
— Kurt Vonnegut
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
— Pablo Picasso
"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree... Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
— Albert Einstein
"Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group.
The surface of the earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore we've learned most of what we know. Recently we've waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting.
We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.
The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
There is a myth about such highs: the user has an illusion of great insight, but it does not survive scrutiny in the morning. I am convinced that this is an error, and that the devastating insights achieved when high are real insights; the main problem is putting these insights in a form acceptable to the quite different self that we are when we're down the next day.
Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us … We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.
I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
As the ancient myth makers knew, we are children equally of the earth and the sky.
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
In the fabric of space and in the nature of matter, as in a great work of art, there is, written small, the artist’s signature. Standing over humans, gods, and demons, subsuming Caretakers and Tunnel builders, there is an intelligence that antedates the universe.
Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can. Because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.
We wish to pursue the truth no matter where it leads. But to find the truth, we need imagination and skepticism both.
The cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths; of exquisite interrelationships; of the awesome machinery of nature.
We have found that scientific laws pervade all of nature, that the same rules apply on Earth as in the skies, that we can find a resonance, a harmony, between the way we think and the way the world works…
The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars.
Here we face a critical branch point in history, what we do with our world, right now, will propagate down through the centuries and powerfully affect the destiny of our descendants.
In the vastness of the Cosmos there must be other civilizations far older and more advanced than ours.
Exactly the same technology can be used for good and for evil. It is as if there were a God who said to us, “I set before you two ways: You can use your technology to destroy yourselves or to carry you to the planets and the stars. It's up to you.”
Look again at that dot That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives...
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate... Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
Education on the value of free speech and the other freedoms reserved by the Bill of Rights, about what happens when you don't have them, and about how to exercise and protect them, should be an essential prerequisite for being an American citizen…"
— Carl Sagan
"Dreams are the touchstones of our characters."
— Henry David Thoreau
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We 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. This is the interrelated structure of reality."
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing."
— William Butler Yeats
"By Being, It Is."
"Without music, life would be a mistake."
— Friedrich Nietzsche
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
— George Santayana
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.
Consciousness is a precondition of being.
The judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
No language exists that cannot be misused... Every Interpretation is hypothetical, for it is a mere attempt to read an unfamiliar text.
The great decisions of human life have as a rule far more to do with the instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will and well-meaning reasonableness.
I have chosen the term "collective" because this part of the unconscious is not individual but universal; in contrast to the personal psyche, it has contents and modes of behaviour that are more or less the same everywhere and in all individuals.
Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
We cannot imagine events that are connected non-causally and are capable of a non-causal explanation. But that does not mean that such events do not exist."
— Carl Jung
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