dreamsofmermaids “Lose your mind and come to your senses.” ― Frederick Salomon Perls 1w

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dreamsofmermaids “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ― Albert Camus 2w

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dreamsofmermaids "You will have to live with those memories and make them into something new. Only by acceptance of the past will you alter its meaning."
T.S. Eliot
3w

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dreamsofmermaids "I must tell you that I should really like to think there's something wrong with me. Because, if there isn't, then there's something wrong with the world itself - and that's much more frightening! That would be terrible. So I'd rather believe there is something wrong with me, that could be put right."
T.S. Eliot
3w

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dreamsofmermaids “The task of art is to transform what is continuously happening to us, to transform all of these things into symbols, into music, into something which can last in man’s memory. That is our duty. If we don’t fulfill it, we feel unhappy.” ― Jorge Luis Borges 1mon

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dreamsofmermaids "We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger."
T.S. Eliot
1mon

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dreamsofmermaids "I learn a good deal by merely observing you,
And letting you talk as long as you please,
And taking note of what you do not say."
T.S. Eliot
1mon

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dreamsofmermaids “I am a product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor silences, attics explored in solitude, distant noises of gurgling cisterns and pipes, and the noise of wind under the tiles. Also, of endless books.” ― C.S. Lewis 1mon

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dreamsofmermaids “There is strong shadow where there is much light.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine.
They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do…” ― Jack Kerouac
6mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Let nature do the freezing and frightening and isolating in this world. Let men work and love and fight it off.” ― Jack Kerouac 6mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Life must be rich and full of loving - it's no good otherwise, no good at all, for anyone.” ― Jack Kerouac 6mon

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dreamsofmermaids "There was a door
And I could not open it. I could not touch the handle.
Why could I not walk out of my prison?
What is hell? Hell is oneself,
Hell is alone, the other figures in it
Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from
And nothing to Escape to. One is always alone."
T.S. Eliot
6mon

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dreamsofmermaids “I believed in a good home, in sane and sound living, in good food, good times, work, faith and hope. I have always believed in these things. It was with some amazement that I realized I was one of the few people in the world who really believed in these things without going around making a dull middle class philosophy out of it. I was suddenly left with nothing in my hands but a handful of crazy stars.” ― Jack Kerouac 7mon

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dreamsofmermaids “What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road 7mon

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dreamsofmermaids “He had never felt anything like that before - yet somehow he knew that from now on he would always feel like that, always, and something caught at his throat as he realized what a strange sad adventure life might get to be, strange and sad and still much more beautiful and amazing than he could ever have imagined because it was so really, strangely sad.” ― Jack Kerouac 8mon

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dreamsofmermaids “What is the meaning of life? That was all - a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.” ― Virginia Woolf 8mon

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dreamsofmermaids “These moments of escape are not to be despised. They come too seldom.” ― Virginia Woolf 8mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Yet there are moments when the walls of the mind grow thin; when nothing is unabsorbed, and I could fancy that we might blow so vast a bubble that the sun might set and rise in it and we might take the blue of midday and the black of midnight and be cast off and escape from here and now.” ― Virginia Woolf 8mon

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dreamsofmermaids “There is no stability in this world. Who is to say what meaning there is in anything? Who is to foretell the flight of a word? It is a balloon that sails over tree-tops. To speak of knowledge is futile. All is experiment and adventure. We are forever mixing ourselves with unknown quantities.” ― Virginia Woolf 8mon

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