Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The extraordinary becomes ordinary, the vivid fades, the brilliant dulls.

“A pervasive drive that is singularly human is the need to temporarily change our state of awareness, to alter private reality, to be beside ourselves for a while. We are the only species that experiences this need; somehow the ordinary range of consciousness is incompletely satisfying to us.”

No, no, no... there's more sunshine.

“We perceive only what we can conceive; knowing is prerequisite to seeing and strongly determines what is seen... the world is seen, not as it is, but as it ought to be... believing is as much a part of seeing as seeing is believing.”

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