Some famous quotes (on individuality & Experience )
January 28, 2011 1 Comment
“Who taught you all this , Doctor”
the reply came promptly,
– Albert Camus in his novel: the Plague
“God said to me: Your task is to build a better world.
I answered: How can I do that? The world is such a large, vast place, so complicated now, and I am so small and useless. There’s nothing I can do. But God in his great wisdom said: Just build a better you.”
I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you
–Walt Whitman from the poem the Song of Myself
Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be”
— Lao Tzu from Tao te Ching
“Be that self which one truly is.”