Reality

1070 – "White children, in the main, and whether they are rich or poor, grow up with a grasp of reality so feeble that they can very accurately be described as deluded."

-James Baldwin

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1012 – “Mas, sea verdad o sueño, obrar bien es lo que importa. Si fuere verdad, por serlo; si no, por ganar amigos para cuando despertemos.”

“But whether it be truth or dream, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth’s sake. If not, then to gain friends for when we awaken.”

-Segismundo in Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s play La vida es sueño

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974 – “We open our eyes and think we’re seeing the whole world out there. But what has become clear – and really just in the last few centuries – is that when you look at the electro-magnetic spectrum we are seeing less than 1/10 billionth of the information that’s riding on there. So we call that visible light. But everything else passing through our bodies is completely invisible to us. Even though we accept the reality that’s presented to us, we’re really only seeing a little window of what’s happening.”

-David Eagleman

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896 – Jim Morrison on Freedom

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”

-Jim Morrison

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778 – “A little while ago, not much more than a few days ago, I was a child who went about in a world of colors, of hard and tangible forms. Everything was mysterious and something was hidden, guessing what it was was a game for me. If you knew how terrible it is to know suddenly, as if a bolt of lightning elucidated the earth. Now I live in a painful planet, transparent as ice; but it is as if I had learned everything at once in seconds.”

–Frida Kahlo (more…)

764 – 「 假作真时真亦假,无为有处有还无。」

“Jiǎ zuò zhēn shí zhēn yì jiǎ, wú wéi yǒu chù yǒu huan wú.”

“Truth becomes fiction when the fiction’s true; real becomes not-real when the unreal’s real.”

–Cáo Xuěqín 「」

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