The supreme spirit which pervades, embraces, and penetrates everything, being the very essence, soul, and life of all things in the universe, from the atom up to the whole solar system, is beyond all mental conception.
An unhealthy life of thought and feeling will not fail to obstruct the path to higher knowledge. Clear, calm thinking, with stability of feeling and emotion, form here the basis of all work. Nothing should be further removed from the student than an inclination toward a fantastical, excitable life, toward nervousness, exaggeration, and fanaticism.
Life is not about you. It’s about what you do for others. The faster you are able to get over yourself, the more you can do for the people who matter most.
Even when the magic goes away, the world moves relentlessly. It’s Life, the cycle of living and dying.
J Damask, Wolf at the Door
Surely Hitler and his thugs would be gone before too long, and life would return to normal. Life did not return to normal.
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, The G Ring: How the IUD Escaped the Nazis
He never trusted nondrinkers. They either didn’t know how to enjoy life or they were self-righteous. Either way meant they were difficult to work with.
Andy Weir, Randomize
In life there are wounds that, like leprosy, silently scrape at and consume the soul, in solitude
Sadegh Hedayat and Naveed Noori, The Blind Owl
In magic—and in life—there is only the present moment, the now. You can’t measure time the way you measure the distance between two points.
Paulo Coelho, Aleph