Acid allows you to walk through the door to an alternate reality, but most people have no idea how to walk back through.
Whenever I become discouraged (which is on alternate Tuesdays, between three and four) I lift my spirits by remembering: The artists are on our side! I mean those poets and painters, singers and musicians, novelists and playwrights who speak to the world in a way that is impervious to assault because they wage the battle for justice in a sphere which is unreachable by the dullness of ordinary political discourse.howard zinn
People may believe the soul doesn't appear till six months, or departs at 42 years, or takes alternate Tuesdays off. It's fine for people to believe whatever they want, but they can't use these beliefs to write laws that justify killing. Being unique, alive, and human is qualification enough to be part of our human family.Frederica Matthewes-Green, "Personhood of the Unborn", on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, (January 21, 1998).
Where nature with accustomed round Sweeps and garnishes the ground With kindly beauty, warm or cold alternate seasons never old: Heathen, how furiously you rage, Cursing this blood and brimstone age, How furiously against your will You kill and kill again, and kill: All thought of peace behind you cast, Till like small boys with fear aghast, Each cries for God to understand, 'I could not help it, it was my hand.'"robert graves
alternate translation: Christ gives us the relics of saints as health-giving springs through which flow blessings and healing. This should not be doubted. For if at God’s word water gushed from hard rock in the wilderness-yes, and from an ass’s jawbone when Samson was thirsty -why should it seem incredible that healing medicine should distill from the relics of saintsjohn of damascus
alternate translation: Come brethren, if you have a mind to be ingrafted in the vine, It is a pity to see you lopped off in this manner From the stock. Reckon up the prelates in the very see of Peter; And in that order of fathers see which has succeeded which. This is the rock over which the proud gates of hell prevail not. (A reference to Matthew 16:18.)Our Church, Her Children and Institutions (1908), Henry Coyle, et al, Angel Guardian Press, Boston, Mass. P. 98.
alternate translation: Two gates the silent courts of sleep adorn, That of pale ivory, this of lucid horn. Through this, true visions take their airy way, Through that, false phantoms mount the realms of day. Book VII If Heav'n thou can'st not bend, Hell thou shalt move.A loftier task the bard essays:
alternate translation: Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue. (translator unknown) alternate translation: Might makes right. (translator unknown).Hercules Furens (The Madness of Hercules), line 276; (Amphitryon)
alternate translation: To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power (translator unknown).Hercules Furens (The Madness of Hercules), lines 403-405; (Lycus).
alternate translation: Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. (translator unknown).Thyestes, line 380; (Chorus)
alternate translation: A good mind possesses a kingdom. (translator unknown).Thyestes, lines 401-403; (Chorus).
alternate translation: Teaching by precept is a long road, but short and beneficial is the way by example.Letter VII: On crowds, line 8.
alternate translation: You will understand that there is nothing dreadful in this except fear itself. (translator unknown).Letter XXVIII: On travel as a cure for discontent, line 9
alternate translation: The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation (translated by Richard M. Gummere).Letter XXX: On conquering the conqueror, line 3.
alternate translation:;: It is not how many [books] you have, but how good. (translator unknown).Letter XLVII: On master and slave, line 10.
alternate translation: Nothing is so certain as that the evils of idleness can be shaken off by hard work. (translator unknown).Letter LXI: On meeting death cheerfully, line 2.
alternate translation: Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. (translator unknown).De Ira (On Anger): Book 1, cap. 16, line 6.
alternate translation: Time discovers truth. (translator unknown).De Ira (On Anger): Book 2, cap. 28, line 7.
alternate translation: Men whose spirit has grown arrogant from the great favour of fortune have this most serious fault – those whom they have injured they also hate. (translation by John W. Basore) alternate translation: Whom they have injured they also hate. (translator unknown).De Ira (On Anger): Book 2, cap. 34, line 5.
alternate translation: I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man. (translator unknown).De Vita Beata (On the Happy Life): cap. 3, line 4
alternate translation: All cruelty springs from weakness. (translator unknown)As quoted in Caxtoniana: A Series of Essays on Life, Literature, and Manners (1864), Harper & brothers, Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, p. 174 (in the essay The Sympathetic Temperment).
Omega's on the what now? (alternate universe) [Lich: What are you smiling about?] Can't you tell? I'm looking forward to my demise. And freedom. (Real universe)Who: Black Mage
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