— Paul Tillich, kniha The Courage to Be
The Courage to Be (1952)
— Paul Tillich, kniha The Courage to Be
„And where is the boundary-if there is a boundary-between a collective outlook and "the world"?. Many cultures assume such a boundary, but they set it in different places. Divine appearances once were real- they are mere fantasies today. Where shall we, who examine the phenomenon, set the boundary?“
— Paul Karl Feyerabend Austrian-born philosopher of science 1924 - 1994
Conquest of Abundance (2001 [posthumous]), pg 27.
— Nikos Kazantzakis, kniha The Saviors of God
The Saviors of God (1923), Context: I will not accept boundaries; appearances cannot contain me; I choke! To bleed in this agony, and to live it profoundly, is the second duty. The mind is patient and adjusts itself, it likes to play; but the heart grows savage and will not condescend to play; it stifles and rushes to tear apart the nets of necessity.
„We define boredom as the pain a person feels when he’s doing nothing or something irrelevant, instead of something he wants to do but won’t, can’t, or doesn’t dare. Boredom is acute when he knows the other thing and inhibits his action, e. g., out of politeness, embarrassment, fear of punishment or shame. Boredom is chronic if he has repressed the thought of it and no longer is aware of it. A large part of stupidity is just the chronic boredom, for a person can’t learn, or be intelligent about, what he’s not interested in, when his repressed thoughts are elsewhere.“
— Paul Goodman, kniha Growing Up Absurd
Growing Up Absurd (1956), Another large part of stupidity is stubbornness, unconsciously saying, “I won’t. You can’t make me.” pp. 71-72.
„Notwithstanding all the care and anxiety of the persons who frame Acts of Parliament to guard against every event, it frequently turns out that certain cases were not foreseen.“
— Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron Kenyon British Baron 1732 - 1802
Farmer v. Legg (1797), 7 T. R. 190.
„Push hands is practiced between two people: the intitiator and the one acted upon. Initiating is called ‘asking’. The person acted upon ‘answers’. When the opponent asks, listen first before answering.“
— Wu Kung-tsao Chinese martial artist 1902 - 1983
Wu Family T'ai Chi Ch'uan (1980)
„No person has ever held all the power. There must be a balance between chaos and order, dark and light. With the Temple magic bound to you, the realms are no longer in balance. The power could change you… and you could change the magic.“
— Libba Bray, kniha The Sweet Far Thing
„Quaking muscles in the act of birth,
Between her legs a pigmy face appear,
And the first murderer lay upon the earth.“
— A. D. Hope Australian poet and essayist 1907 - 2000
Imperial Adam (l. 42-44).
„In my experience, we don't make thoughts appear, they just appear. One day, I noticed that their appearance just wasn't personal. Noticing that really makes it simpler to inquire.“
— Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
— Thomas Paine, kniha Rights of Man
1790s, Rights of Man, Part I (1791), Context: To possess ourselves of a clear idea of what government is, or ought to be, we must trace it to its origin. In doing this we shall easily discover that governments must have arisen either out of the people or over the people. Mr. Burke has made no distinction. He investigates nothing to its source, and therefore he confounds everything; but he has signified his intention of undertaking, at some future opportunity, a comparison between the constitution of England and France. As he thus renders it a subject of controversy by throwing the gauntlet, I take him upon his own ground. It is in high challenges that high truths have the right of appearing; and I accept it with the more readiness because it affords me, at the same time, an opportunity of pursuing the subject with respect to governments arising out of society. Part 1.3 Rights of Man
„“God” is often clinically paranoiac because the shaman’s “supernatural helper” is the projection of the shaman himself. The personality of Yahweh, so to speak, exactly fits the irascible personality of the sheikh-shaman Moses; the voices of Yahweh and Moses are indistinguishable. Of course, shamans do not always have an easy time of it. If the dereistic dreamer arouses too much anxiety, people call him crazy, just as people must put themselves at a psychological distance from the frightening and uncanny schizophrenic. But if the dreamer largely allays anxiety in the society, then he is the shaman-savior. Thus it is that outsiders to the society cannot tell the difference between a psychotic and a vatic personality. Only the society itself can distinguish between its psychotics and its shaman-saviors.“
— Weston La Barre anthropologist 1911 - 1996
Hallucinogens and the Shamanic Origins of Religion (1972), p. 266
„Later, in a more perfect society,
someone else made just like me
is certain to appear and act freely.“
— Constantine P. Cavafy Greek poet 1863 - 1933
Collected Poems (1992), Κατόπι — στὴν τελειοτέρα κοινωνία — κανένας ἄλλος καμωμένος σὰν ἐμένα βέβαια θὰ φανεῖ κ’ ἐλεύθερα θὰ κάμει. Hidden Things
„When the person Myth meets the person Reality
The spirit of the impossible-strange appears
In dark disguise“
— Sun Ra American jazz composer and bandleader 1914 - 1993
Context: When the person Myth meets the person Reality The spirit of the impossible-strange appears In dark disguise It is always there where nothing inverts itself and becomes something Whatever is the imperative need "The No Point", p. 256