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Old 12-27-2016   #671
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Re: Pessimistic Passage of the Day...

"Morphia is but one
spark of its secular fire
She is the single sun -
type of all desire!
All that you would, you are -
and that is the crown of a craving
You are the slaves of a wormwood star

Analyzed, reason is raving
Feeling, examined, is pain
What heaven were to hope for a doubt of it!
Life is anguish, insane
and death is - not a way out of it!"

- Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend

"When a man is born. . .there are nets flung at (his being) to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets." - James Joyce
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The average human life span is 71 years.

Let that one sink in for a moment.

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Old 12-27-2016   #673
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Re: Pessimistic Passage of the Day...

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The average human life span is 71 years.

Let that one sink in for a moment.
And people in their 50s (like me, now) still claim to be "middle"-aged. Hmm...


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Re: Pessimistic Passage of the Day...

«The girl in the tea shop
Is not so beautiful as she was,
The August has worn against her.
She does not get up the stairs so eagerly;
Yes, she also will turn middle-aged,
And the glow of youth that she spread about us
As she brought us our muffins
Will be spread about us no longer.
She also will turn middle-aged.»

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"As democracy is perfected (in America), the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
- H. L. Mencken

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"I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn't have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn't make for an interesting person. I didn't want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone.”


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"For the first time in his life he realized that sometimes in life you go through doors that only open one way. You can stand before them and think about whether you want to go through them or not. But when you do and the door closes behind you there is no way to go back. The door is featureless and unknobbed and smooth as a sheet of glass. You can pound on it and claw till your fingers are bleeding, scream until your throat is raw, but no one will open the door, no one will even hear you."

- William Gay, I Hate to See that Evening Sun Go Down

"When a man is born. . .there are nets flung at (his being) to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets." - James Joyce

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Re: Pessimistic Passage of the Day...

Life is like the piece of @#$! couch in your living room; you know you ought to get rid of it, but you're too lazy to fit it through the front door.

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Someone ought to shove a pillow over the face of the Earth.

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Re: Pessimistic Passage of the Day...

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Someone ought to shove a pillow over the face of the Earth.
Pessimistic? Possibly.

Hilarious? Definitely.

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Re: Pessimistic Passage of the Day...

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"I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn't have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn't make for an interesting person. I didn't want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone.”


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