You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
"Television encourages separation: people from community, people from each other, people from themselves, creating more buying units and discouraging organized opposition to the system. It creates a surrogate community: Itself. It becomes everyone’s intimate adviser, teacher and guide to appropriate behavior and awareness. Thereby, it becomes its own feedback system, furthering its own growth and accelerating the transformation of everything and everyone into artificial form. This enables a handful of people to obtain a unique degree of power." - Jerry Mander, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television
More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
You’re about as free to act as a programmed computer. You’re about as one-of-a-kind as a dollar bill.
Chuck Palahnuik, Invisible Monsters