Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
Beauty is almost no longer possible if it is not a lie.
Children are not yet fools, but we shall turn them into imbeciles like ourselves, with high I.Q.'s if possible.
Do not adjust your mind, the fault is in reality.
Each time a new baby is born there is a possibility of reprieve. Each child is a new being, a potential prophet, a new spiritual prince, a new spark of light precipitated into the outer darkness.
Few books today are forgivable.
Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves, and to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth.
I cannot experience your experience. You cannot experience my experience. We are both invisible men.
If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know I know, I think I don't know.
In the society of men the truth resides now less in what things are than in what they are not.
Insanity- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
Life, you see, is a sexually transmitted disease and there's a 100 per cent mortality rate.
Madness may be a sane response to an insane world, and insanity breeds special perceptions.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through.
Philosophy does not exist. It is nothing but an hypostatized abstraction.
Psychological breakdowns are actually breakthroughs to enlightenment.
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.
The way out is through the door you came in.
There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.
We are all in a post-hypnotic trance induced in early infancy.
We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.
We live equally out of our bodies and out of our minds.
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
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