Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Monstaville Quotes Extra #2
“Be with those who help your being.” – Rumi.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” - Maya Angelou.
"I lived with a bug for 17 years. Everyone hated this bug and said it was no good and bad. It had no eyes, no ears and lived its life on feeling, alone in the dark, no help, no claws, no fangs, no defenses. A helpless little bug. I watched it and thought how this life form can find any joy, why this life would want to live. I learned more from that bug than I did from my whole life before. I fell in love with another life form. That bug could feel what I thought. I set for ten years with no books, no TV, no radio, nothing but a candle making things with strings and toilet paper.” — Charles Manson (Bug Letter).
“Someone asked, ‘Why is there suffering?’ [Meher] Baba gave this succinct reply: ‘Suffering is essential for the elimination of the ego, just as it was necessary for you to scrub and scrub in order to wash the stain from my coat.’" - Unkown.
"The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd; the longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are." - Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet.
“He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” – Michel De Montaigne.
“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” - Oscar Wilde.
“He’s simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.” – H.H. Munro.
"The world hasn’t stopped moving. Out there, people are still talking to each other face-to-face, exchanging ideas and turning each other on. Art houses are showing films, people are drinking coffee and telling tall tales, women and men are confusing each other and record stores are selling disks full of soul that you haven’t felt yet." - Jack White.
"We all have dark periods in our lives. We all face difficulties that seem insurmountable. We all encounter setbacks. And when we do, we’re often tempted to throw in the towel. Most philosophers have tried to help us reduce the amount that we suffer. They have offered consoling advice on how to make the pain go away. But there was one philosopher with a far more bracing take on the subject. Friedrich Nietzsche believed that all varieties of suffering and failure would to be welcomed by anyone seeking happiness. We should regard them as tough challenges to be overcome, in the same way as a climber might tackle a mountain. Almost alone among philosophers, he thought it as an advantage to have serious reversals in life." - Alain De Botton, Nietzsche on Hardship.
“Be thankful for the bad things in life. For they open your eyes to the good things you weren't paying attention to before.” - Unknown.