Saturday, 10 February 2018

Jordan Peterson

"People do not care whether or not they succeed, they care about whether or not they fail."

"The humanities in the universities have become almost incomprehensibly shallow and corrupt in multiple ways."

“One of the things that struck me as near miraculous about music, especially in a rather nihilistic and atheistic society, is that it really does fill the void which was left by the death of God - and it's because you cannot rationally critique music. It speaks to you, it speaks of meaning, and no matter what you say about it, no matter how cynical you are, you cannot put a crowbar underneath that and toss it aside.”

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  1. It is an old cliche that analysts are madder than their patients, but Laing would have taken it as a compliment. His last words, as he lay dying from a heart attack on a St Tropez tennis court, are typical: "Doctor, what fucking doctor?"

    RD Laing: A Divided Self John Clay Hodder
    Reviewed by FRANK McLYNN, biographer of Carl Gustav Jung

    “Concerning himself intensely with his neighbour’s condition allows the Christian to dissimulate to himself his doubts about the divinity of Christ and the existence of God. Charity can be the most subtle form of apostasy.”

    Don Colacho

    An intellectual is a person who is knowledgeable in one field but speaks out only in others.

    Tom Wolfe

    “Self-love seems so often unrequited.”

    Anthony Powell, The Acceptance World