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    “The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of Man. The subjective world remains what it was, but because of a shift of emphasis within the subject, is beheld as though transformed. Where formerly life and death contended, now enduring being is made manifest—as indifferent to the accident of time as water boiling in a pot is to the destiny of a bubble, or as the cosmos to the appearance and disappearance of a galaxy of stars.”


    Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces


    “One of the biggest roles of science fiction is to prepare people to accept the future without pain and to encourage a flexibility of mind. Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.”


    Arthur C. Clarke, The Making of Kubrick’s 2001


    “Our situation, the human situation, is, in the final analysis, neither grim nor meaningful but funny. The wisest people are the clowns.”


    Philip K. Dick, The Golden Man – Introduction, 1980


    “It is good to be a cynic — it is better to be a contented cat — and it is best not to exist at all. Universal suicide is the most logical thing in the world — we reject it only because of our primitive cowardice and childish fear of the dark. If we were sensible, we would seek death — the same blissful blank which we enjoyed before we existed.”

    H.P. Lovecraft, To Quebec and the Stars – "Nietzscheism and Realism"
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    "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Making of Kubrick’s 2001", how did he come to write that? Clairvoyance ? He must have died at least 50 years before it was made.


    "If an Empire were made of sand, it would be pounded to dust by the economists" Napoleon.
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    ‘We are travellers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.’ Paulo Coelho in ‘The Alchemist’
    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    "For states, as for individuals, true prosperity consists, not in acquiring or invading the domains of others, but in making the best of one's own"

    This from Talleyrand, the guy who was not only Napoleon's foreign minister, but served in the same sort of capacity for the monarchs who ruled either side of Napoleon and represented France at the post war conference to decide how to split up the Empire. He represented the guy whose soldiers lived off the land and who pillaged the countries he conquered, and was renowned as a sly, conniving diplomat of the very worst kind. Bet he was very convincing and serious when he said it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Making of Kubrick’s 2001", how did he come to write that? Clairvoyance ? He must have died at least 50 years before it was made.


    "If an Empire were made of sand, it would be pounded to dust by the economists" Napoleon.
    You didn't know that Doyle was part of the Time Traveling Illuminati? I thought that was common knowledge.

    That's supposed to be Arthur C. Clarke (fixing it). I kept the right quote and must have deleted the wrong name when I copied this from Word. Thanks for catching it.

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    "A sound soul dwells within a sound mind and a sound body." - first heard it from Atsushi Okubo (unsure if he is the original author).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostmobi View Post
    "A sound soul dwells within a sound mind and a sound body." - first heard it from Atsushi Okubo (unsure if he is the original author).
    Please take a look at the following: http://ancientolympics.arts.kuleuven...g/TE010EN.html
    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarius View Post
    Please take a look at the following: http://ancientolympics.arts.kuleuven...g/TE010EN.html
    Thank you so much! It is great knowing the story and author of this amazing motto. It is truly one of the writings that has struck me deeply.
    Last edited by Frostmobi; October 30th, 2019 at 04:50 PM.

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