We are going to die

“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. […] We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the…

On our greater intelligence

“If our greater intelligence is the hallmark of our species then we should use it, as all other beings use their distinctive advantages, to help ensure that our offspring prosper, and their heredity is passed on, and that the fabric of nature that sustains us is protected. Human intelligence is imperfect, surely, and newly arisen. The ease…

True nobility

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

What’s the use?

“What’s the use of being God if every rundown schmuck with a 2-dollar prayer book can come along and fuck up your plan?” – George Carlin

Man and Suffering

“Man cannot remake himself without suffering for he is both the marble and the sculptor.” – Alexis Carrel

Never argue with stupid people

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” – Mark Twain

Death does not concern us

“Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.” – Epicurus

Two lives

“We all have two lives. The second one begins when you realize you only have one.” – Tom Hiddleston

To love at all is to be vulnerable

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up…