Quotations of interest

The Gnostic Friends Network has a Quotations

section which I discovered just now, and some of it I found to be very interesting and inspiring… especially since so many “provocateurs” and truely modern thinkers are represented there. James Joyce, in his Ulysses, offers the following pearl :

History… is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”

I also never dreamed of seeing this from Soren Kierkegaard (in Either/Or. 1843):

The gods were bored, and so they created man. Adam

was bored because he was alone, and so Eve was created. Thus boredom

entered the world, and increased in proportion to the increase of

population. Adam was bored alone, then Adam and Eve were bored together;

then Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel were bored en famille; then the

population of the world increased, and the peoples were bored en masse.”


The particular quote of M.C.Escher explains a lot about his artwork, I think:

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check.