That Sialogogic Year, 1995

In my journal, 1995 was the year of quotations. I was reading a lot of philosophy, and it was an important influence on my life. At the time I was flying a lot, too, which was the other influence.

“No one is better than you, but you are no better than anyone else until you do something to prove it.” –Donald Laird

“Dirty and pure, the characteristics of people who think intensely.” –Franz Kafka

“To see the world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour” –William Blake

” ‘I am’ can only be granted as a gift; it is a crude illusion to believe it is something which I can give to myself.” –Martin Heidegger

“Man is always more than he knows of himself.” –Carl Jaspers

“I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules.” –Albert Camus

“The truly good man is not aware of his goodness, and is therefore good.” -The Tao Te Ching

“For here there is no place that does not see you. You must change your life.” –Rainer Maria Rilke

“Forget everything. Open the windows. Clear the room. The wind blows through it. You can see only its emptiness. You search in every corner and don’t find yourself.” Kafka

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