We are all curious collages, weird little planetoids that grow by accreting...– Douglas Hofstadter - Can We Develop and Test Machine Minds and Uploads Ethically?
“On the morning appointed for her departure Tess was awake before dawn—at the marginal minute of the dark when the grove is still mute, save for one prophetic bird who sings with a clear-voiced conviction that he at least knows the correct time of day, the rest preserving silence as if equally convinced that he is mistaken” “The light which still shone was derived mainly...
She might have seen that what had bowed her head so profoundly—the thought...– Tess of the d’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
The basket was heavy and the bundle was large, but she lugged them along like a...– Tess of the d’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
We begin to live authentically only where philosophy ends, at its wreck, when we...– Emil Cioran (via chrbutler)
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The strange properties of consciousness, the fact that for those of us that have...– Caspar Melville - Natural history of the soul | New Humanist
One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details....– oscar wilde
She had discovered very soon that he had an unhappy disability to lose himself....– The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham (via deerinthexenonarclights)
Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It’s all...– chuck palahniuk (diary)
The Western cult of happiness is indeed a strange adventure, something like a...– Pascal Bruckner on the history of Western cult of… - Lapidarium notes
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.– Leonardo da Vinci (via wildcat2030)