There is nothing in the whole world that can be compared to [the hand], equally capable of touch and action. To the eye of the beast off prey which commands the world ‘theoretically’ is added the hand of Man which commands it perfectly.
Oswald Spengler

2022

Facing a landscape annihilated by the light, to remain serene supposes a temper I do not have. The sun is my purveyor of black thoughts; and summer the season when I have always reconsidered my relations with this world and with myself, to the greatest prejudice of both.
Emil Cioran

2022

Because of the way that myth takes it for granted that miracles are always happening, the waking life of a mythically inspired people — the ancient Greeks, for instance — more closely resembles a dream than it does the waking world of a scientifically disenchanted thinker.
Friedrich Nietzsche

2022