Sol Luckman

A Quote by Sol Luckman on existential, belief, imagination, consciousness, perception, being, and mind

If I was to survive, I must literally believe myself into being. This, of course, was essentially no different from what I'd always done. I'd simply believed in myself until, in fact, I existed.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 39

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on hallucination, father, identity, drugs, acid, luke soloman, jesus, and death

I was dying. Of course. This was it. Curtain. Finis. I dropped to my knees on the sidewalk and prayed to Jesus for another crack at life. But then I became confused, unable to recall who Jesus’s father was. Why this should have been important I can’t venture to guess, but it got me on the subject of fathers. I realized, with an incredible sensation of vertigo, I was old enough to be my own father.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 35

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on finding, self, discovery, losing, and loss

And then I found myself losing myself.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 32

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on halloween, college, costume, mask, persona, excitement, life, curiosity, chapel hill, and franklin street

Jefferson Street at Halloween made a Grateful Dead concert look like a Quaker fish fry. I wanted to be the curious little cell that moves among all the other little cells and gets to know every last one of them.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 30

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on superficiality, existence, existential, existentialism, imagination, and consciousness

We meandered through Billy’s ritzy neighborhood in the general direction of Jefferson Street. In the lamplight the houses looked identical, grand façade after grand façade of pale gray with black windows, as if for all their monumentality they were nothing but wallpaper, black-and-white prints, two-dimensional murals similar in their deceptive insubstantiality to the gossamer buildings of New Age City. I was struck by the idea that Billy and I, to the extent we existed only in our imaginations, were just as shallow, just as superficial—and equally susceptible to being erased without a trace.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 29..30

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on reality, unreality, ontology, truth, observation, awareness, consciousness, masks, persona, and existentialism

Ever since learning I wasn’t the only unreal person in the world, I’d developed an annoying habit of studying people to determine their true ontological status. I studied people in class, the library, the cafeteria, my dorm, around campus, while running the Gargoyle Castle Loop. Now, under the influence of acid, I began to suspect everyone was unreal. That behind all the masks and makeup, the smiles and laughter, the quips and repartees, there was a good chance of finding absolutely nothing.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 25..25

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on awareness, perception, mind, consciousness, paradigm shift, reality, imagination, and existentialism

I felt exceedingly small, but also exceedingly large, and the things that had once seemed so important now appeared trifling. Actually, those things had never even existed. I’d imagined every last one of them. Nothing ever really existed. Somehow, just then, navigating that cosmic ocean of sky, this was everything I needed to know.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 15

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on names, imagination, luke soloman, proverb, axiom, picture, speaking, words, funny, humor, comedy, satire, parody, home, and return

Finally, we entered Chetaube County, my imaginary birthplace, where the names of the little winding roads and minuscule mountain communities never failed to inspire me: Yardscrabble, Big Log, Upper, Middle and Lower Pigsty, Chicken Scratch, Cooterville, Felchville, Dust Rag, Dough Bag, Uranus Ridge, Big Bottom, Hooter Holler, Quickskillet, Buck Wallow, Possum Strut … We always say a picture speaks a thousand words, but isn’t the opposite equally true?

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 95

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on science, duality, existence, dualism, and dna

Science has its own versions of the fundamental duality at the heart of existence. The particle-wave duality, in which atomic components are simultaneously particles and waves, is a primary example. Not surprisingly, DNA has also been shown to possess a version of the particle-wave binarism.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 58

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on youth, emptiness, innocence, and nostalgia

Later, it would occur to me it's the emptiness we mistakenly call Innocence.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 94

Contributed by: Leigh

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