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

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“You’ve never lived what you are thinking, and that isn’t good. Only the ideas we actually live are of any value.”

– Hermann Hesse

“To know a species, look at its fears. To know yourself, look at your fears. Fear in itself is not important, but fear stands there and points you in the direction of things that are important. Don’t be afraid of your fears, they’re not there to scare you; they’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”

– C. JoyBell C.

“Mostly, I could tell, I made him feel uncomfortable. He didn’t understand me, and he was sort of holding it against me. I felt the urge to reassure him that I was like everybody else, just like everybody else. But really there wasn’t much point, and I gave up the idea out of laziness.”

– Albert Camus, L’√Čtranger

“I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.”

– Joseph Heller

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”

– Diane Von Furstenberg

“'When someone is seeking,' said Siddartha, 'It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.'”

– Hermann Hesse

“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it.”

– Sakyong Mipham

“That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.”

– Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

“There’s no benchmark for how life’s ‘supposed’ to happen. There is no ideal world for you to wait around for. The world is always just what it is now, it’s up to you how you respond to it.”

– Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

“You look ridiculous if you dance
You look ridiculous if you don’t dance
So you might as well
dance.”

– Gertrude Stein, Three Lives