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    I'm going to post maximum one maxim per day, without the author named (obviously easily googleable but the idea would be to discourage prejudgement), and let's see what we think of them:

    It seems that in order to inscribe themselves upon the heart of humanity with everlasting claims, all great things have first to wander about the earth as enormous and awe-inspiring caricatures.

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    I know of nothing which is beyond the reach of the human mind, except truth.

    from Poems by Isidore Ducasse aka Comte de Lautréamont

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    the spirits have refashioned their entrails, beaten them with their weapons, bitten them on the tongue... it is expressly stated that the novice actually dies in order to be reborn after their revelation.
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    It says bless the lads and it means bless the lads.
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    i don't know, probably some marxist cultural theory or something
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    Music is everything. God himself is nothing more than an acoustic hallucination.

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    We have convictions only if we have studied nothing thoroughly.

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    Old age, after all, is merely the punishment for having lived.

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    Coincidence, the universe is rarely so lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    “It takes, unhappily, no more than a desk and writing supplies to turn any room into a confessional.”
    Is this intended to describe the tendency of writers (perhaps of this writer in particular), or of people in general?

    To expand on this, as a consistent journal-keeper, I find that I 'confess' things to the journal that I wouldn't share with even my closest friends, BUT that I still conceal things from it! The act of writing, weirdly enough, seems to me to be always performative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by other_life View Post
    the spirits have refashioned their entrails, beaten them with their weapons, bitten them on the tongue... it is expressly stated that the novice actually dies in order to be reborn after their revelation.
    No earthly idea what this means

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Music is everything. God himself is nothing more than an acoustic hallucination.
    Lay off the acid mate

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    AOTD

    Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.

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    Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: 'Now, it's complete because it's ended here.'
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    Polish comes from the city; wisdom from the desert.

    Edit: basically the whole damn book, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Old age, after all, is merely the punishment for having lived.
    I like this one. It puts me in mind of Rodin: "The body is a cast that bears the imprint of our passions.”.

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    It's funny how many really well-known ones people usually get wrong, often because they've been shortened from their original form. For instance:

    "Blood is thicker than water" is short for "the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb", i.e. close friendships formed by choice are stronger than the bonds of consanguinity - which are, after all, coincidental.

    Or:

    "Jack of all trades, master of none", which should be "Better a jack of all trades than a master of none", i.e. it's better to be quite good at lots of things than to attempt, and fail, to excel at a single skill or vocation.

    I'm sure there are others.
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