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On Bullshit Schnippets

… there is nothing in theory, and certainly nothing in experience, to support the extraordinary judgment that it is the truth about himself that is the easiest for a person to know. Facts about ourselves are not peculiarly solid and resistant to skeptical dissolution. Our natures are, indeed, elusively insubstantial—notoriously less stable and less inherent than the natures of other things. And insofar as this is the case, sincerity itself is bullshit.

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Guillermo del Toro Schnippet

Everything, the way we see the world, I really believe this, is absolutely the way we see ourselves. The satisfactions, the hatreds, the fears, we feel for others, are all things that are incomplete in you. It has very little to do with others. Until you heal those things, then you can see people. I mean I love the idea of kintsugi… more »

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Another Calvino Schnippet

“Do people only hear and understand only what they know and have experienced? Does the story, once told, belong to the storyteller or the listener?” more »

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Obvious Schnippet

“Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.”

Frantz Fanon,
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Lost And Found Schnippet

“I am beyond Left and Right, as I am Good and Evil.”

Gabriele d’Annunzio more »

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Timely Schnippet

Free Speech is, therefore, the very best proof of good government; it is like the coldness of a dog’s nose. Men whose conscience is void of offense before God and man, and who are busy with their work, do not give a damn what fools and knaves are saying about them.

Aleister Crowley

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Spengler Schnippets

What is truth? For the multitude, that which it continually reads and hears.

Oswald Spengler

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