Tag Archives: Freedom

There will be times when the struggle seems impossible. I know this already. Alone, unsure, dwarfed by the scale of the enemy. Remember this. Freedom is a pure idea. It occurs spontaneously and without instruction. Random acts of insurrection are occurring constantly … even the smallest act of insurrection pushes our lines forward. … [The] need for control is so desperate because it is so unnatural. Tyranny requires constant effort. It breaks, it leaks. Authority is brittle. Oppression is the mask of fear. … Remember this. Try.

Tony Gilroy, Andor, s01e12

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And if you ask. ‘How is Nibbāṇa to be known?’ It is by freedom from distress and danger, by confidence, by peace, by calm, by bliss, by happiness, by delicacy, by purity, by freshness…

Ananda Maitriya (Allan Bennett), Nibbāṇa

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Presently I discovered that whenever anything happened to depress her she sought consolation in alcohol. The Puritan idea, the necessity of pretending to be what you are not, had destroyed her sense of freedom. She did the drinking secretly. Ultimately the smash came.

Aleister Crowley, The Argument That Took the Wrong Turning

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The benefits of a virtual entertainment dreamworld needn’t be explained here – everything is accessible at my fingertips aside from freedom… aside from a way to log out

Harmon Cooper, The Feedback Loop

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“Are we supposed to feel this shame over our triviality, our mean-spiritedness, our PoMo irony, our consumer frenzy, our hatred of the body and of all nature, our obsession with gadgetry & “information”, our degraded pop culture, our vapid or morbid art & lit, & so on & so on? — or should we defend all this as “freedom” and our “way of life”?”
—Peter Lamborn Wilson, Crisis of Meaning

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“I understand that we need to take every step possible to keep America free from the threat of terrorists and saboteurs, but we should always keep in mind that Freedom makes America great. When we remember this, we also have to remember that Freedom comes with a price. That price may be as steep as our lives or the lives of those we love.”
—Will Bridewell, Preserve Your Freedom

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