Philip Jason

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.

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason

love is something so easy and obvious that it is practically necessary for us as humans to screw it up just to assure ourselves that nothing is impossible.

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason on paradox and irony

there is no paradox.  there is only irony. 

Philip Jason

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A Quote by Philip Jason on freedom, unknown, fear, and safety

we trade away some, if not much, of our freedom for the feeling of safety that comes with sticking with what we know because the known can only be as scary as it already is, whereas the unknown has limitless potential to be terrifying.

Philip Jason

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