Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)
Source: Gravity and Grace
Contributed by: Zaady
A work of art has an author and yet, when it is perfect, it has something which is anonymous about it.
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
Contemplating an object fixedly with the mind, asking myself, 'What is it?' without thinking of any other object or relating it to anything else for hours on end.
The future is made up of the same stuff as the present.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Algebra and money are essentially levelers; the first intellectually, the second effectively.
Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.
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