The genius stands to the ordinary person as a Buddhist or Hindu jivanmukta (enlightened soul) stands to a jiva (mere soul). He is freed of animal desires, rather than chained to them. He is a passive observer who dwells in an eternal present, rather than an active participant in life driven by regrets about the past and hopes for the future.
The fire that had come from beyond the stars was harnessed.Tamed — chained — by the flesh to which it had once, long ago, given life....henry kuttner
The essence of religion is inertia; the essence of science is change. It is the function of the one to preserve, it is the function of the other to improve. If, as in Egypt, they are firmly chained together, either science will advance, in which case the religion will be altered, or the religion will preserve its purity, and science will congeal.william winwood reade
With a tongue like a razor he will kissthe mother, the child,and we three will color the stars blackin memory of his motherwho kept him chained to the food treeor turned him on and off like a water faucetand made women through all these hazy yearsthe enemy with a heart of lies.anne sexton
Everywhere we remain unfree and chained to technology, whether we passionately affirm or deny it. But we are delivered over to it in the worst possible way when we regard it as something neutral; for this conception of it, to which today we particularly like to do homage, makes us utterly blind to the essence of technology.Martin Heidegger
Only indifference is free. What is distinctive is never free, it is stamped with its own seal, conditioned and chained.thomas mann
If one neglects the laws of learning, a sentence is imposed that he is forever chained to his ignorance.
"All your dreams are made when you're chained to the mirror and a razor blade."