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Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.
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-Elias Canetti
Children
Engrave this Quote Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
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Crime
Engrave this Quote The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
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Death
Engrave this Quote He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it.
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Deception/Lying
Engrave this Quote Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.
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Decisions
Engrave this Quote Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?
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God
Engrave this Quote Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long.
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Goodness
Engrave this Quote As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do.
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Humanity
Engrave this Quote There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight.
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Ideas
Engrave this Quote It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.
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Identity
Engrave this Quote The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. He learns to see himself, but suddenly, provided he was honest, all the rest appears, and it is as rich as he was, and, as a final crowning, richer.
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Language
Engrave this Quote There is no such thing as an ugly language. Today I hear every language as if it were the only one, and when I hear of one that is dying, it overwhelms me as though it were the death of the earth.
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Legacy
Engrave this Quote When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.
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Life
Engrave this Quote One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.
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Mental Illness
Engrave this Quote The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure.
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Modern, Modernism
Engrave this Quote A modern man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.
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Mystery
Engrave this Quote There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.
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Pessimism
Engrave this Quote Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous.
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Philosophy
Engrave this Quote The profoundest thoughts of the philosophers have something trickle about them. A lot disappears in order for something to suddenly appear in the palm of the hand.
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Praise
Engrave this Quote One should use praise to recognize what one is not.
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Quotations
Engrave this Quote It is important to say all the great thoughts again, without knowing that they have already been said.
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