She couldn’t think of much else to do. A lot of the work here consisted of propping things up or taping them shut.
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.
“The day we stop believing democracy can work is the day we lose it.”
“Let’s pray that day never comes.”
George Lucas, &al., Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
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
So much of what magicians have taken for granted this century stems from the work of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley. Much of what will constitute standard magical theory and practice in the next century will derive from the state-of-the-art ideas and techniques currently under development in Chaos Magic.
This is my fault for being the departmental computer guy: when the machines break, I wave my dead chicken and write voodoo words on their keyboards until they work again.
Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archives
Man has the right to live by his own law—
to live in the way that he wills to do:
to work as he will:
to play as he will:
to rest as he will:
to die when and how he will.
Aleister Crowley, Liber OZ
The more one learns about Dee and his work, the more complex the terrain becomes—and the more threads of the modern world one can trace back to this crucial historical flashpoint.
the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure
Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience
He tired too quickly of work and got distracted by any little thing, especially the kind with long legs and a pretty smile.
Nikolai Bird, Cthulhu – Something in the Mud