Good Counsel

Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.

- Aeschylus

Ego House

The ego is not master in its own house.

-Sigmund Freud


When truth is nothing but the truth, it’s unnatural, it’s an abstraction that resembles nothing in the real world. In nature there are always so many other irrelevant things mixed up with the essential truth. That’s why art moves you—precisely because it’s unadulterated with all the irrelevancies of real life.

--Aldous Huxley

Going for the Kill

Life—that is: continually shedding something that wants to die. Life—that is: being cruel and inexorable against everything about us that is growing old and weak—and not only about us. Life—that is, then: being without reverence for those who are dying, who are wretched, who are ancient? Constantly being a murderer?—And yet old Moses said: “Thou shalt not kill.”

--Friedrich Nietzsche