"There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this, there is no catharsis; my punishment continues to elude me, and I gain no deeper knowledge of myself. No new knowledge can be extracted from my telling. This confession has meant nothing."
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:07 PM
Because on occasion, supposedly politically incorrect insights are far more amiable than lofty pretentious bullshit.
Friday, May 17, 2013, 6:12 AM
“You wouldn't know it, from some of the things I've said over the years, but I like people… I do… I like people, but I like them in short bursts. I don't like people for extended periods of time. I'm all right with them for a little while, but once you get past around a minute, minute-and-a-half, I gotta get the fuck outta there.”
— George Carlin
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 12:05 PM
p/s Looks like shit may just get real with H7N9. (I pity the chickens which were needlessly culled though…)
“That which has no existence cannot be destroyed—that which cannot be destroyed cannot require anything to preserve it from destruction. Natural rights is simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights, rhetorical nonsense—nonsense upon stilts. But this rhetorical nonsense ends in the old strain of mischievous nonsense for immediately a list of these pretended natural rights is given, and those are so expressed as to present to view legal rights. And of these rights, whatever they are, there is not, it seems, any one of which any government can, upon any occasion whatever, abrogate the smallest particle.”
— Jeremy Bentham, The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Vol. 2
“The only horrible thing in the world is ennui.”
Claire, perfunctory student. I sometimes blog when I am burdened with terrible ennui.