"APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain."
T. S. Eliot, The Wasteland
"I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race."
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
"But if you know about God, why don’t you tell them?” asked the Savageindignantly. “Why don’t you give them these books about God?”
“For the same reason as we don’t give them Othello: they’re old; they’re about God hundreds of years ago. Not about God now.”
“But God doesn’t change.”
“Men do, though."
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
"Perhaps someday the revelation will burst in upon me and I will see the other side of this monumental grotesque joke. And then I’ll laugh. And then I’ll know what life is."
"Brave, unconcerned, mocking, violent—thus wisdom wants us: she is a woman and loves only a warrior."
Friederich Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra