October 2013

* mental torment

christ

"There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue."
(Erich Fromm)



"Worried about being a dull fellow? You might develop your talent for being irritating."
(Mason Cooley)



"Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver."
(Sophocles)



"The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise."
(Benjamin Franklin)



"Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy."
(Vittorio De Sica)



"THE "Red Death" had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal -- the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men."
(Edgar Allan Poe)

Bram Stoker

rog

"Once again...welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring."



"Oh, the terrible struggle that I have had against sleep so often of late; the pain of the sleeplessness, or the pain of the fear of sleep, and with such unknown horror as it has for me! How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams."



"Remember my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker."



"Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain."



"Despair has its own calms."



"I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air."



(Bram Stoker)

Mary Shelley

gene

"Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful."



"Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change."



"Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it."



"If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!"



"How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow."



"Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos."



"...the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain."


(Mary Shelley)