Biology enables, culture forbids.Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens
Civilization begins with distillation.
Do you know what love is? It’s a hot bath. What happens to things when you leave them in a bath for too long? Huh? They get soft; fall apart. […] It’s a war, baby: this life. The things we endure. You said you saw the future and it’s an apocalypse. Who survives that? The lovers? Or the fighters? They sell us this lie that love is gonna save us. […] Love isn’t gonna save us… it’s what we have to save. Pain makes us strong enough to do it. All our scars, our anger, our despair: it’s armor. Baby, god loves the sinners best ’cause our fire burns bright bright bright. Burn with me.
—Sydney Barret, Legion S2/E4
Through courage and discipline, we will be the masters of our own fate
Nothing is more real than nothing.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Are you willing to be made nothing? Dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change.
If you want to know how something works, look at one that’s broken.
–Samuel R. Delany
I realized something today: it’s not just about me and my dream of doing nothing; it’s about all of us together.
You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.
–M. Gustav H.