Alone (Maya Angelou)
Now if you listen closely
I'll tell you what i know
Storm clouds are gathering
The wind is gonna blow
The race of man is suffering
And i can hear the moan
'Cause nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Yusuf, bir alıntı ekledi.
10 Mar 21:51 · Kitabı okudu · İnceledi · 10/10 puan

Some people God cures and some he slays. Fat denies that God slays anyone. Fat says, God never harms anyone. Illness, pain and undeserved suffering arise not from God but from elsewhere, to which I say, How did this elsewhere arise? Are there two gods? Or is part of the universe out from under God’s control? Fat used to quote Plato. In Plato’s cosmology, noös or Mind is persuading ananke or blind necessity – or blind chance, according to some experts – into submission. Noös happened to come along and to its surprise discovered blind chance: chaos, in other words, onto which noös imposes order (although how this ‘persuading’ is done Plato nowhere says)

Valis, Philip K. DickValis, Philip K. Dick

Cause I'm not a loner, and I'll be a loner 'til my lover comes over
I'm not a loner, but I'll be in pain until this suffering is over

Lorna, bir alıntı ekledi.
16 Tem 2017 · Kitabı yarım bıraktı

He sat there and lifted his nose to the moon and gave a long deep cry of telling all his sorrows, of being alone, his grief for the loss his mother, all his past sorrow and his fear of suffering and dangers to come.

White Fang, Jack London (Sayfa 26)White Fang, Jack London (Sayfa 26)
Lord Among Wolves, bir alıntı ekledi.
13 Tem 2017 · Kitabı okudu · Puan vermedi

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
“Acı kaçınılmazdır, ama acı çekmek bir seçim meselesidir (ve size bağlıdır)”

Koşmasaydım Yazamazdım, Haruki MurakamiKoşmasaydım Yazamazdım, Haruki Murakami

VODKA RAID!!! Haftasonu Anti-Social Aktiviteler Kurulu Toplantısı

Antisocial, cruel behaviour
Mental torture
Life forsaken, isolated
Lost ambitions

Cleansed by suffering
Catharsis negative

Misanthropiс solitary
life alone
Lack of trust, no empathy
Dead emotions

Sceptic and pessimist
Pain and apathy
Loathe and deny
Arrogant and cold

Social phobia, anxiety
Trapped unreason
Comatose, cynical
Low morale

Homo sapiens sapiens, bir alıntı ekledi.
11 Ara 2016

"If, by the virtue of charity or the circumstance of desperation, you ever chance to spend a little time around a Substance-recovery halfway facility like Enfield MA’s state-funded Ennet House, you will acquire many exotic new facts…That certain persons simply will not like you no matter what you do. That sleeping can be a form of emotional escape and can with sustained effort be abused. That purposeful sleep-deprivation can also be an abusable escape. That you do not have to like a person in order to learn from him/her/it. That loneliness is not a function of solitude. That logical validity is not a guarantee of truth. That it takes effort to pay attention to any one stimulus for more than a few seconds. That boring activities become, perversely, much less boring if you concentrate intently on them. That if enough people in a silent room are drinking coffee it is possible to make out the sound of steam coming off the coffee. That sometimes human beings have to just sit in one place and, like, hurt. That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. That there is such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness. That it is possible to fall asleep during an anxiety attack. That concentrating intently on anything is very hard work. That 99% of compulsive thinkers’ thinking is about themselves; that 99% of this self-directed thinking consists of imagining and then getting ready for things that are going to happen to them; and then, weirdly, that if they stop to think about it, that 100% of the things they spend 99% of their time and energy imagining and trying to prepare for all the contingencies and consequences of are never good. In short that 99% of the head’s thinking activity consists of trying to scare the everliving shit out of itself. That it is possible to make rather tasty poached eggs in a microwave oven. That some people’s moms never taught them to cover up or turn away when they sneeze. That the people to be the most frightened of are the people who are the most frightened. That it takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak. That no single, individual moment is in and of itself unendurable. That other people can often see things about you that you yourself cannot see, even if those people are stupid. That having a lot of money does not immunize people from suffering or fear. That trying to dance sober is a whole different kettle of fish. That different people have radically different ideas of basic personal hygiene. That, perversely, it is often more fun to want something than to have it. That if you do something nice for somebody in secret, anonymously, without letting the person you did it for know it was you or anybody else know what it was you did or in any way or form trying to get credit for it, it’s almost its own form of intoxicating buzz. That anonymous generosity, too, can be abused. That it is permissible to want. That everybody is identical in their unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else. That this isn’t necessarily perverse. That there might not be angels, but there are people who might as well be angels."

Infinite Jest, David Foster WallaceInfinite Jest, David Foster Wallace