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

these are my texts . about me . ask . submit

“The writer’s only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. It anguishes him so much he must get rid of it. He has no peace until then. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ is worth any number of old ladies.”

– William Faulkner

“There is absolutely no greater high than challenging the power structure as a nobody, giving it your all, and winning!”

– Abbie Hoffman

“Inspiration is external and motivation is internal. It is up to me to provide the switch and you to flip it on!”

– Tricia Cunningham

“People often belittle the place where they were born but heaven can be found in the most unlikely places.”

– Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

“Man is a spiritual being, a soul, and at some period of his life everyone is possessed with an irresistible desire to know his relationship to the Infinite… . There is something within him which urges him to rise above himself, to control his environment, to master the body and all things physical and live in a higher and more beautiful world.”

– David O. McKay

“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. I am not speaking, of course, of the beauty which strikes the senses, of the beauty of qualities and appearances. I am far from despising this, but it has nothing to do with science. What I mean is that more intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.”

– Henri Poincaré, Science and Method

“I’ve always hated the ‘Who are you?’ question. This is a philosophical inquiry. Answering that question is why we’re on earth. You can’t answer it in thirty seconds or in an elevator.”

– Sandy Nathan, Numenon

“Sometimes questions are more important than answers.”

– Nancy Willard

“It is (often) the quiet gesture which carries the most significance - the one which suddenly directs the symphony.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

“Someone has to write all those stories: why not me?”

– Elizabeth Gilbert