Philip Jason

A Quote by Philip Jason on love and miracles

to love someone is to always see them as the miracle that they are; as the miracle that they exist, the miracle that makes your own simultaneous existence seem fortunately improbable and therefore defiantly miraculous; is to show them, in your eyes and through the way in which you look at them, the limitless beauty of their true miraculous selves; is to say to them in every glance: "i believe in miracles because i believe in you."

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason on wonder, happiness, growing up, power, and control

as humans, we are rarely anything more than children that have let the changes to the size and shape of our genitals convince us that there are more important things in life than wonder and happiness. we call the acceptence of this change 'growing up' and it makes us feel big and powerful in a world that would be no less mysterious to us than it was before if all of the fantasizing that we once used to explore the "unknown" quality of our reality had not become devoted almost exclusively to the notion that we are in control.

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason on love and miracles

to love someone is to always see them as the miracle that they are; as the miracle that they exist, the miracle that makes your own simultaneous existence seem fortunately improbable and therefore defiantly miraculous; is to show them, in your eyes and through the way in which you look at them, the limitless beauty of their true miraculous selves; is to say to them in every glance: "i believe in miracles because i believe in you."

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason on doubt, flying, and gravity

every time you tell someone that you are going to fly and they talk about gravity, that is doubt.

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason on fear, real, reality, illusion, and cowardice

i sat there afraid that I might discover that the world around me is not real. then i thought: wait. i need fear that only if its true, and if it is, i must consider that while this may be bad, worse than that is living in a world that is only real because i am a coward.

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason on desire and satisfaction

let us not forget that we live in a world where the desires are more real than the things which sartisfy them.

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason on contradiction, disagreement, and moods

contradiction only exists because people are susceptible to bad moods.

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason on future, past, change, and living

live in the present as if the future is going to become the past that you have changed.

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason on history, death, past, and future

the true history of the world is the history of things dying. what we learn from studying it is that all things die. there are many ways to pretend that this is not the case by making things seem more important than they actually are. it is the job of historians to enjoy doing this. all day long, dedicated historians find ways to cancel out the intrusion of death into all the circumstances that collectively constitute the great extended histories that they look to for clues with which to understand the future. because the future is a product of life and history is a recollection of death, they find nothing useful. but, it keeps them busy until they die.

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A Quote by Philip Jason on bad, good, and perception

if it ever seems to us that the world is a place where bad things only happen to good people, it is because we still believe that bad things happening to bad people is a good thing.

Philip Jason

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