"The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think, the way they see themselves, the way they see the world — you can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create."
"art is nothing. art is stupid. art is beautiful things made by stupid people who just want medals. art doesn’t matter, i matter. i’m going to go there and spit on the pictures. art is nothing."
"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right."
"I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between."
"It is interesting how cyberpunk now has a nostalgic twinge to it. It’s almost like an alternative present."
"We create sets of rules for ourselves and often, without realizing it, set ourselves up for self-sabotage."
"[He] experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy’s Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day’s work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city’s reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty."
"I think I have established, based on my [Facebook] news feed, that absolutely nothing is healthy to consume. Shockingly enough, we are all going to die some day and a strict diet of fresh, untainted spring water is the only thing we can truly enjoy while we await our demise."
"You can learn a lot about yourself by which bridge you choose to jump off of and whether or not there is water at the bottom."
"I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of."
"Huxley, with less delicacy and less sublimation, squarely faced the greatest epistemological question of his era and perhaps of any era: how to relate art, science and religion as modes of knowing, as perspectives on reality, as devices for creating order."
"I can never again be who I once was. That is sad but also good at that same time and for the same reason: innocence was lost."
"I am intricately and hopelessly interwoven with you. The fear is that as you pull away, some threads will snap while others uncoil and fall away."
"And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in."