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Aphorismus #6

O, die Leidenschaft, treibt sie mich doch immer wieder dazu, Zeilen zu formulieren, drängt sie mich doch allzu oft dazu, meinen Partner zu lieben und zwingt sie mich doch immer wieder, die Bücher zur Hand zu nehmen und sie zu lesen, gleichermaßen sie zu verschlingen. 181 more words


There are only 2 refutations to any argument.

In Schopenhauers “The Art of Controvesy” he argues that all arguments follow an essential pattern. Once you know this pattern you will quickly be able to deconstruct almost any argument. 86 more words

Essay On Proust

“The time-state of attainment eliminates so accurately the time-state of aspiration, that the actual seems the inevitable, and, all conscious intellectual effort to reconstitute the invisible and unthinkable as a reality being fruitless, we are incapable of appreciating our joy by comparing it with our sorrow.” 762 more words


Restricted Access

Augustus Sly had some further questions for me, so we repaired to his rather dingy flat. Bella, our new dog, was with me and was lying on his drugget, rehearsing through the medium of REM sleep various encounters, remembered or imaginary, with sheep. 951 more words

A Million Voltaires and Counting

Over at Bourbon et Veritas, John has been laying down scunion for days, and really merits some engagement. I committed not to indulge in political discussion till after Easter but I also specifically exempted education from that commitment and this is right on target: 978 more words

Bourbon Et Veritas


Of all the aphorisms made by a philosopher, perhaps the most well-known and famous is Schopenhauer’s about the Procupines and how people resemble them. 1,503 more words

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Music and Reality

Elton John said that  Sad Songs Say So Much. So true. I have no compunction using Elton John as an example. I find that too often (way too often) people choose to like or dislike an artist or entire genre out of some self conscious attempt to identify themselves with something or someone they consider important or great.  350 more words