“Every national border in Europe,” El Eswad added ironically, “marks the place where two gangs of bandits got too exhausted to kill each other anymore and signed a treaty. Patriotism is the delusion that one of these gangs of bandits is better than all the others.”
-Robert Anton Wilson
“A finished canvas is to be cast off like a dry cocoon, a worn out sheath of skin, wriggled out of and shed, torn off the back of a snake whose coiled shadow is memory. The body re-emerges intact, alive again and cognizant, transformed into a new creature. The canvas, that skin of expressed memory in paint, remains forever.”
If you act as if something is true it will become true in its effects.
I can’t satisfactorily find or verify the source of this quote. It may be a generic name for an unknown person, a specific person, a correct attribution, or an incorrect attribution. Any clarification anyone could give me would be appreciated. That said, here it is.
If you labor, you are a “laborer”
If you farm, you are a “farmer”
If you flow, you are a “Flower”
“Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perpetually rejuvenated illusions”
– Albert Einstein: The Human Side (1979) p. 38
Hope is a revolutionary patience. -unknown source (found in a book called “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott)