people would rather die than think.
Il est plus facile d'écrire un mauvais poème
que d'en comprendre un bon.
is easier to write a bad poem
than to appreciate a good one.
Michel de Montaigne
Poetry, in essence, is a form of cognitive thought,
of knowledge, of philosophy.
Mikhail Katkov, 1856
He who seeks to understand everything
risks dying of anger.
There is no document of civilisation that is not also
a document of barbarism.
- Walter Benjamin
poet can only
- Wilfred Owen
The basic metaphysical problem is the question of suicide.
- Albert Camus
We think and believe only
we want to believe and think.
Through the skilful use of propaganda, whole peoples
can be persuaded
that Heaven is Hell, and vice versa.
Everything that is said, written and thought today
is increasingly - and dangerously
irrelevant to life.
Civilisation makes rottenness so much easier.
- Noël Coward
Culture is a bridge between the deepest lies
and the shallowest truths.
Life is a night in a terrible hotel.
Saint Teresa of Ávila
The world of men is fraud and fantasy.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
I have had enough of & it is such rot.
marks the Earth with Ruin.
Byron, Childe Harold
I am describing is not really what
you are interested in.
The world is a mesmerising mess
and humans are mesmerising messes.
Always look on the bright side of death.