observando

quote blog

my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

these are my texts . about me . ask . submit

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

– Evelyn Beatrice Hall

“Beyond a certain point, the whole universe becomes a continuous process of initiation.”

– Robert Anton Wilson

“Thou wouldst be loved? — then let thy heart
From its present pathway part not!
Being everything which now thou art,
Be nothing which thou art not.
So with the world thy gentle ways,
Thy grace, thy more than beauty,
Shall be an endless theme of praise,
And love — a simple duty.”

– Edgar Allan Poe

“Was a revelation to be made known to us, it must be accommodated to our external senses, and also to our reason, so that we could come at the perception and understanding of it, the same as we do to that of things in general. We must perceive by our senses, before we can reflect with the mind.”

– Ethan Allen

“Honor is, or should be, the place of virtue and as in nature, things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place, so virtue in ambition is violent, in authority settled and calm. All rising to great place is by a winding stair; and if there be factions, it is good to side a man’s self, whilst he is in the rising, and to balance himself when he is placed.”

– Francis Bacon

“One can acquire everything in solitude — except character.”

– Stendhal

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be
The candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

– Edith Wharton

“The strongest natures, when they are influenced, submit the most unreservedly; it is perhaps a sign of their strength.”

– Virginia Woolf

“I do believe that man is a rope between animal and superman. But the superman I’m thinking of isn’t Nietzsche’s. The real superhuman, man or woman, is the person who’s rid himself of all prejudices, neuroses, and psychoses, who realizes his full potential as a human being, who acts naturally on the basis of gentleness, compassion, and love, who thinks for himself and refuses to follow the herd. That’s the genuine dyed-in-the-wool superman.”

– Philip José Farmer

“Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.”

– Lewis Carroll