Friday, June 21, 2013

quoth the madman

My melancholy is the most faithful sweetheart I have had.
Søren Kierkegaard

quoth the madman

April 27. Incapable of living with people, of speaking. Complete immersion in myself, thinking of myself. Apathetic, witless, fearful. I have nothing to say to anyone - never.

— Franz Kafka, Diaries of Franz Kafka

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

quoth the madman


"Now step aside, look upon life as a disinterested spectator: many a drama will turn into a comedy. It is enough for us to stop our ears to the sound of music in a room, where dancing is going on, for the dancers at once to appear ridiculous. How many human actions would stand a similar test?"
Henri Bergson

quoth the madman

"In ancient drama, the one who pays is always the one who is right – Prometheus, Oedipus, Orestes, etc. But that’s not important. Anyway they all end in Hades, right or wrong. There is neither reward nor punishment. This explains, to our eyes clouded over by centuries of Christian perversion, the gratuitous nature of those dramas – and the pathos of such plays"
— Albert Camus - Notebooks 1942-1951

quoth the madman



"So the universe is not quite as you thought it was.
You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe."
~Isaac Asimov

quoth the madman


"There is…a metaphysical honor in enduring the world’s absurdity. Conquest or play-acting, multiple loves, absurd revolt are tributes that man pays to his dignity in a campaign in which he is defeated in advance."
~ Albert Camus, “Absurd Creation”

quoth the madman


Just about the time you start to see how all the pieces fit together
you realize just how little time remains