Beauty is something that burns the hand when you touch it.
Dying is nothing, you have to know how to disappear.
Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories, translation by Chris Turner (via frenchtwist)
Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans… . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn’t we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it’s as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can’t explain his to us, and we can’t explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication … and there is the real illness.
There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus, translation by Justin O’Brien (via frenchtwist)
You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
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