"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers." — Thomas Pynchon
"This sacrifice of common sense is the certain badge which distinguishes slavery from freedom; for when men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."—Thomas Paine, "Reflections on Titles" May, 1775
"I yearn for eternity,
because there I will find
my unpainted paintings,
and my unwritten poems."
If now is the only reality, are past and future both fictions?
“Reality is never and nowhere more accessible than in the immediate moment of one’s own life. It’s only there that it can be won or lost.” — Franz Kafka
“It is a common error of tyrants, and their tools, to judge of all men [as] themselves. They reckon, in laying out their plans with absolute certainty, on the selfishness and folly of mankind.” — Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune, October 21, 1856
"Anyone who thinks witch-burning is wrong is now considered a witch. That’s where Trumpian Evangelicals are now. Anyone who points out the immorality of their positions is a witch to them, as conscience always appears to those who have disowned it." — @GrailSnail
“Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.” — Charles de Lint