The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched with emotion.
Estou farto do lirismo comedido Do lirismo bem comportado Do lirismo funciona rio p u blico com livro de ponto expediente protocolo e manifesta c° o es de apre c° o ao Sr Diretor. Estou farto do lirismo que pa ra e vai averiguar no diciona rio o cunho verna culo de um voca bulo. Abaixo os puristas I'm sick of cautious lyricism of well-behaved lyricism of a civil servant lyricism complete with time card office hours set procedures and expressions of esteem for Mr Boss, Sir. I'm sick of the lyricism that has to stop in midstream to look up the precise meaning of a word. Down with purists!
This world's no blot for us Nor blank; it means intensely, and means good: To find its meaning is my meat and drink.
The whole problemcan be statedquitesimply byasking, 'Is there a meaning to music?'Myanswer would be,'Yes'. And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?'My answer to that would be 'No'.
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulationof words.If youcan control themeaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
The rest to some faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense. Some beams of wit on other souls may fall, Strike through and make a lucid interval; But Shadwell's genuine night admits no ray, His rising fogs prevail upon the day.
Doeg, though without knowing how or why, Made still a blund'ring kind of melody; Spurred boldly on, and dashed through thick and thin, Through sense and nonsense, never out nor in; Free from all meaning, whether good or bad, And in one word, heroically mad.
We had the experience but missed the meaning, And approach to the meaning restores the experience In a different form, beyond any meaning We can assign to happiness.
And what you thought you came for Is onlya shell, a husk of meaning From which the purpose breaks only when it is fulfilled If at all. Either you had no purpose Or the purpose is beyond the end you figured And is altered in fulfilment.
John Clellon Holmesand I were sitting around trying to think up the meaning of the Lost Generation and the subsequent Existentialism and I said,'You know, this is really a beat generation'and he leapt up and said,'That's it, that's right!'
The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.
Technology is not an image of the world but a way of operating on reality. The nihilism of technology lies not only in the fact that it is the most perfect expression of the will to powerbut also in the fact that it lacks meaning.
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning.
Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.
DefinitionScience is systematized positive knowledge, what has been taken as such in different ages and in different places. TheoremThe acquisition and systematization of positive knowledge are the only human activities which are truly cumulative and progressive.CorollaryThe history of science is the only history which can illustrate the progress of mankind. In fact, progress has no definite and unquestionable meaning in other fields than the field of science.
A clear, attentive mind Has no meaning but that Which sees is truly seen.
Religion issomething which stands beyond, behind, and within the passing flux of immediate things; something which is real, and yet waiting to be realized; something which is a remote possibility, and yet the greatest of present facts; something that gives meaning to all that passes, and yet eludes apprehension; something whose possession is the final good, and yet is beyond all reach; something which is the ultimate ideal, and the hopeless quest.
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