“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying…”
“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, / And say my glory was I had such friends.”
“Yours eyes are full of hate, 41. That is good.”
Jack Hawkins to Charleston Heston as BEN HUR (as a galley-slave)
“When a man makes an oath, he holds his own self in his two hands like water. If he opens his fingers, he needn’t look to find himself again.”
Thomas More, A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt
“The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude about the problem… Do you understand?”
“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
‘I was thrown out of NYU [New York University] for cheating on my Metaphysics final. I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me’… Woody Allen
‘Tis all in pieces, all coherence gone,
John Donne, ‘An Anatomy of the World’
The poorest he that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest he…
– Kantian philosophy has kept its hands clean.
– Yes, but it hasn’t any hands.