Victorious Sleepwalkers

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Jun 1
"Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another." -Sigmund Freud

"Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another." -Sigmund Freud


"America is a land where men govern, but women rule." -John Mason Brown

"America is a land where men govern, but women rule." -John Mason Brown


May 30
"After all the field of battle possesses many advantages over the drawing-room. There at least is no room for pretension or excessive ceremony, no shaking of hands or rubbing of noses, which make one doubt your sincerity, but hearty as well as hard hand-play. It at least exhibits one of the faces of humanity, the former only a mask." -Henry David Thoreau 

"After all the field of battle possesses many advantages over the drawing-room. There at least is no room for pretension or excessive ceremony, no shaking of hands or rubbing of noses, which make one doubt your sincerity, but hearty as well as hard hand-play. It at least exhibits one of the faces of humanity, the former only a mask." -Henry David Thoreau 


May 29
"…there is no constant existence, neither of our being, nor of the objects. And we, and our judgment, and all mortal things else do uncessantly roll, turn and passe away. Thus can nothing be certainly established, nor of the one, nor of the other; both the judging and the judged being in continual alteration and motion. We have no communication with being; for every humane nature is ever in the middle between being borne and dying; giving nothing of itself but an obscure appearance and shadow, and an uncertain and weak opinion. And if perhaps you fix your thought to take its being, it would be even as if one should go about to grasp the water: for how much the more he shall close and press that, which by its own nature is ever gliding, so much the more he shall loose what he would hold and fasten. Thus, seeing all things are subject to passe from one real change to another, reason, which therein seeketh a real subsistence, finds herself deceived as unable to apprehend anything subsistent and permanent…" -Michel de Montaigne 

"…there is no constant existence, neither of our being, nor of the objects. And we, and our judgment, and all mortal things else do uncessantly roll, turn and passe away. Thus can nothing be certainly established, nor of the one, nor of the other; both the judging and the judged being in continual alteration and motion. We have no communication with being; for every humane nature is ever in the middle between being borne and dying; giving nothing of itself but an obscure appearance and shadow, and an uncertain and weak opinion. And if perhaps you fix your thought to take its being, it would be even as if one should go about to grasp the water: for how much the more he shall close and press that, which by its own nature is ever gliding, so much the more he shall loose what he would hold and fasten. Thus, seeing all things are subject to passe from one real change to another, reason, which therein seeketh a real subsistence, finds herself deceived as unable to apprehend anything subsistent and permanent…" -Michel de Montaigne 


Aug 24
"Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love." -Leo Buscaglia 

"Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love." -Leo Buscaglia 


"Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force." -Paul Vernon Buser

"Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force." -Paul Vernon Buser


Aug 23
"Books constitute as capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital." -Thomas Jefferson

"Books constitute as capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital." -Thomas Jefferson


"As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it’s a bore." -Henry Adams 

"As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it’s a bore." -Henry Adams 


Aug 22
"Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another." -Sigmund Freud

"Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another." -Sigmund Freud


"America is a land where men govern, but women rule." -John Mason Brown

"America is a land where men govern, but women rule." -John Mason Brown


Aug 21
"All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar’s teeth." -Antonin Artaud 

"All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar’s teeth." -Antonin Artaud 


Apr 12
"A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car." -Kenneth Tynan

"A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car." -Kenneth Tynan


"No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship." -Francis Marion Crawford

"No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship." -Francis Marion Crawford


Apr 11
"No man’s fortune can be an end worthy of his being." -Francis Bacon, Sr.

"No man’s fortune can be an end worthy of his being." -Francis Bacon, Sr.


"Through my singing and acting and speaking, I want to make freedom ring. Maybe I can touch people’s hearts better than I can their minds, with the common struggle of the common man." -Paul Robeson

"Through my singing and acting and speaking, I want to make freedom ring. Maybe I can touch people’s hearts better than I can their minds, with the common struggle of the common man." -Paul Robeson


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