the diary of the things I like, read about and the things that interest me.
a blog by dhaheem (aka alvasrawuther)
"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
"The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know."
"Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god."
"While the heart beats, bruise it — it is your only opportunity; while the eye can still turn towards you with moist, timid entreaty, freeze it with an icy unanswering gaze; while the ear, that delicate messenger to the inmost sanctuary of the soul, can still take in the tones of kindness, put it off with hard civility, or sneering compliment, or envious affectation of indifference; while the creative brain can still throb with the sense of injustice, with the yearning for brotherly recognition — make haste — oppress it with your ill-considered judgements, your trivial comparisons, your careless misrepresentations."
"Success is like being pregnant, everybody congratulates you, but nobody knows how many times you were fucked before you got there."