A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on human, time, immortality, arrogance, universe, and mind

What is wrong with us human beings, and has been wrong since time immemorial, is that without ever stating it in so many words, we believe that we have entered the realm of immortality. We behave as if we are never going to die - an infantile arrogance. But even more injurious than this sense of immortality is what comes with it : the sense that we can engulf this inconcievable universe with our minds.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Active Side of Infinity, Harper Collins, 2000

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Antonin Artaud on madman, authenticity, man, human, asylum, and society

"And what is an authentic madman? It is a man who preferred to become mad, in the socially accepted sense of the word, rather than forfeit a certain superior idea of human honor. So society has strangled in its asylums all those it wanted to get rid of or protect itself from, because they refused to become its accomplices in certain great nastinesses. For a madman is also a man whom society did not want to hear and whom it wanted to prevent from uttering certain intolerable truths."

Antonin Artaud (1896 - 1948)

Source: as quoted in "Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society", 1947; repr. in Selected Writings, pt. 33, ed. by Susan Sontag, 1976

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Fred Allen on human, human being, and story

A human being is nothing but a story with skin around it.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Earon on wisdom, perfection, human nature, human potential, human, fantasy, control, world, and earth

Perhaps the highest human potential is only realized when we no longer require the world to conform to our fantasies of how it should be.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Earon on human origins, species, human, human nature, primate, apes, divine primates, and metaphysics

We humans, as a species, need to spend less time imagining
our metaphysical origins and more time pondering our unmistakably primate nature.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's writings

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by William Blake on perception, door, clean, cleansed, infinite, man, and human

If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Contributed by: Bee

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on human, existence, kindle, light, meaning, dark, darkness, and being

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
[this quote also appears in Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Chapter 9, p. 28]

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1963) p. 326

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Mr. on life, save, savior, animal, vegetable, human, act behalf, the lord, lifesaver, and mr prophet


To save a life, any life, be it animal, vegetable or human  is an act on behalf of The Lord.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Earon on leadership, teachers, spiritual, spirituality, followers, human, and entertainers

To be sure, there are great spiritual teachers among us.  However, all are human, so they are vulnerable to all of the same temptations and corruptions as the rest of us.  Perhaps we would be better off viewing spiritual teachers as entertainers.  To see them otherwise, often leads to our surrendering our common sense and distorting our boundaries.  Leaders cannot mislead us for long.  It is we, the followers, who mislead ourselves.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's notes

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Sophocles on breath, shadow, human being, and human

A human being is only breath and shadow.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Contributed by: Siona

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