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Old 10-27-2016   #11
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Come up with an original quote, preferably pessimistic in nature. It can be your own or a different author's.

"Of all life on earth, the human species is the stupidest. It mistakes its existence alone for an argument that life is some kind of divine gift."

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Come up with an original quote, preferably pessimistic in nature. It can be your own or a different author's.

"Of all life on earth, the human species is the stupidest. It mistakes its existence alone for an argument that life is some kind of divine gift."

lol
I despise internet acronyms. Was that meant to express derision or a melancholy humorous rumination on the quote?

“Evolution cannot avoid bringing intelligent life ultimately to an awareness of one thing above all else and that one thing is futility.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited
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Re: Original Quotes

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Come up with an original quote, preferably pessimistic in nature. It can be your own or a different author's.

"Of all life on earth, the human species is the stupidest. It mistakes its existence alone for an argument that life is some kind of divine gift."
I'm always surprised by how many people think life is somehow intrinsically valuable. You're right: "I exist, therefore I'm special."
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Come up with an original quote, preferably pessimistic in nature. It can be your own or a different author's.

"Of all life on earth, the human species is the stupidest. It mistakes its existence alone for an argument that life is some kind of divine gift."
I'm always surprised by how many people think life is somehow intrinsically valuable. You're right: "I exist, therefore I'm special."
It's one reason logic and reason are usually applied outwardly, and almost never to one's own existence.

“Evolution cannot avoid bringing intelligent life ultimately to an awareness of one thing above all else and that one thing is futility.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited
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Without wit, words are dull things; it's that sting in the tail that enlivens us with its venom.
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For the mortal man there are only two directions: forward and forward. Forward as the young run from death and forward as the old gratefully run to it.
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Come up with an original quote, preferably pessimistic in nature. It can be your own or a different author's.

"Of all life on earth, the human species is the stupidest. It mistakes its existence alone for an argument that life is some kind of divine gift."

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I despise internet acronyms. Was that meant to express derision or a melancholy humorous rumination on the quote?

The latter. I find the quote quite humorous.

Lucian pigeon-holed the letter solemnly in the receptacle lettered 'Barbarians.' ~ The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen

“The wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.” – Oscar Wilde

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"How the mind does not go completely mad and send us screaming off some cliff or tall building upon waking each day is a simple case of that dumb animal we pretend doesn't exist mauling it into submission."

“Evolution cannot avoid bringing intelligent life ultimately to an awareness of one thing above all else and that one thing is futility.”
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Optimists and pessimists share the same flaw in their philosophy: they foolishly believe the universe deals the same cards to all at the table.
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You never know when you are going to die, so eat your dessert first.

If one truly expects only the worst from people, one can only be pleasantly surprised.

"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind." - H. P. Lovecraft
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