My Favorite Quotable Quotes | Part 1

A few of the many quotable quotes that I use to shape my life philosophy.

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A few of the many quotable quotes that I use to shape my life philosophy.

“It happens that the stage sets collapse. Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, four hours of work, meal, sleep, and Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday according to the same rhythm – this path is easily followed most of the time. But one day the “why” arises and everything begins in that weariness tinged with amazement.”

― Albert Camus, “The Myth of Sisyphus”

“If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell. I’ll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.”

― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.”

― Franz Kafka

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road.”

― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Nothing proves the man-made character of religion as obviously as the sick mind that designed hell.”

― Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

“Literature cannot develop between the categories ‘permitted’—’not permitted’—’his you can and that you can’t.’ Literature that is not the air of its contemporary society, that dares not warn in time against threatening moral and social dangers, such literature does not deserve the name of literature; it is only a facade. Such literature loses the confidence of its own people, and its published works are used as waste paper instead of being read.

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

and finally,

“So long, and thanks for all the fish.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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