Factober

As the years pass, I find that writers who were once central to me aren't anymore. I revered Yeats's poetry in college. I respect it now and am still ravished by certain lines, but I don't go back to him again and again. I do go back to Emily Dickinson again and again.

Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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True religion should be able to respond to the dark melodies, the faulty an

True religion should be able to respond to the dark melodies, the faulty and hideous sounds that echo from the heart of men.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Resolving to influence and persuade others will require a degree of persona

Resolving to influence and persuade others will require a degree of personal passion and a depth of caring that you are willing to express and act on. I can tell you this: it will make you feel very vulnerable. The only antidote is to believe you are afte
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Depression, anger, and sadness are states of mind, and so are happiness, pe

Depression, anger, and sadness are states of mind, and so are happiness, peace, and contentment. You can choose to be in any of these states because it's your mind.
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My personal opinion is that if someone writes honestly about war, it will i

My personal opinion is that if someone writes honestly about war, it will inherently be anti-war.
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Even if he did explain it, no one would believe him because no one would un

Even if he did explain it, no one would believe him because no one would understand him. That's the downside to being a genius - just because you understand something doesn't mean anyone else will.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own

May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Systems of retributive justice work well as long as they are proportional.

Systems of retributive justice work well as long as they are proportional. However, in complex societies, where the State is the arbiter of justice, proportionality may break down: offences created by the elite few become offences against the entire commu
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It suddenly dawns on me that there is a big difference between feeling tire

It suddenly dawns on me that there is a big difference between feeling tired and being weak.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Treat your mind like a museum, not a warehouse

Treat your mind like a museum, not a warehouse
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My son likes to go see mines and electric plants, or the Large Hadron Colli

My son likes to go see mines and electric plants, or the Large Hadron Collider, and we've had a chance to see a lot of interesting stuff.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

can't unscramble the egg no matter your wisdom and determination

can't unscramble the egg no matter your wisdom and determination
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Your past's a private matter, sweetheart. You just keep it locked up in xbo

Your past's a private matter, sweetheart. You just keep it locked up in xbox where it can't hurt anyone.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago