when you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create. –why the lucky stiff
Religion, uncontaminated by power, can be the source of a great deal of private solace, artistic inspiration, and moral wisdom. But when it gets its hands on the levers of political or social authority, it goes rotten very quickly indeed. –Philip Pullman
Every culture has to give way to something in the end. Someone fresher and sharper always comes along. But we fucking did this to ourselves. We let the grasping, hating, fearing idiot dregs of our own society tip us right over the fucking precipice. –Richard Morgan, from the novel Black Man
“From the discomfort of truth there is only one refuge: ignorance. I do not need to be comfortable, and I will not take refuge. I demand to know.”
–Richard Morgan, from the novel Black Man.