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Quotes I Like To Keep In Mind

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.”

Nietzsche’s “Beyond Good and Evil”

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.

“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat :”we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad”

“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.

“you must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” said the Cat.

Lewis Carroll’s ” Alice in Wonderland”

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple”

“If one tells the truth, one is sure sooner, or later, to be found out.”

It is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth

Oscar Wilde

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything”

“It’s no wonder the truth is stranger then fiction. Fiction has to make sense.”

The history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal

Mark Twain

Truth is tough.  It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch, nay, you may kick it all about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.

Truth is the breath of life to human society.  It is the food of the immortal spirit.  Yet a single word of it may kill a man as suddenly as a drop of prussic acid.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.  In the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

Denis Diderot

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

Sherlock Holmes

It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.  

Winston Churchill. British Orator, Author and Prime Minister 1874-1965

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”
— Jim Jarmusch

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. – Henri Bergson

We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. — Anais Nin

you can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. — Mark Twain, Connecticut Yankee

We define first, and then see. — Walter Lippmann

 

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