1. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. —Albert Einstein

    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. —Albert Einstein

     
  2. Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression’s actual essence, which is an overwhelming estrangement from humanity. The more persuaded you are of your unique access to the rottenness, the more afraid you become of engaging with the world; and the less you engage with the world, the more perfidiously happy-faced the rest of humanity seems for continuing to engage with it. —Jonathan Franzen   How to Be Alone

    Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression’s actual essence, which is an overwhelming estrangement from humanity. The more persuaded you are of your unique access to the rottenness, the more afraid you become of engaging with the world; and the less you engage with the world, the more perfidiously happy-faced the rest of humanity seems for continuing to engage with it. —Jonathan Franzen   How to Be Alone

     
  3. One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.  —Gilbert K. Chesterton

    One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.  —Gilbert K. Chesterton

     
  4. I believe I have said that I felt depressed at least once before, actually, while writing these pages.Although perhaps what I more exactly said I felt once before was a certain undefined anxiety.Which in that instance would have only been because of my period coming on, however.Or because of hormones,And so which would have not really been anxiety at all, but only an illusion.Even if one would certainly be hard put to explain the difference between an illusion of anxiety and anxiety itself,And in either case how I still felt this time was depressed.Even if I had no idea why.—David Markson   Wittengenstein’s Mistress

    I believe I have said that I felt depressed at least once before, actually, while writing these pages.
    Although perhaps what I more exactly said I felt once before was a certain undefined anxiety.
    Which in that instance would have only been because of my period coming on, however.
    Or because of hormones,
    And so which would have not really been anxiety at all, but only an illusion.
    Even if one would certainly be hard put to explain the difference between an illusion of anxiety and anxiety itself,
    And in either case how I still felt this time was depressed.
    Even if I had no idea why.
    —David Markson   Wittengenstein’s Mistress

     
  5. Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.  —Alan Watts

    Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.  —Alan Watts

     
  6. I don’t judge others. I say if you feel good with what you’re doing, let your freak flag fly.  —Sarah Jessica Parker

    I don’t judge others. I say if you feel good with what you’re doing, let your freak flag fly.  —Sarah Jessica Parker

     
  7. The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.  — Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.  — Neil deGrasse Tyson

     
  8. Don’t you know that a midnight hour comes when everyone has to take off his mask? Do you think life always lets itself be trifled with? Do you think you can sneak off a little before midnight to escape this?  —Søren Kierkegaard

    Don’t you know that a midnight hour comes when everyone has to take off his mask? Do you think life always lets itself be trifled with? Do you think you can sneak off a little before midnight to escape this?  —Søren Kierkegaard

     
  9. Sunlight is painting.  —Nathaniel Hawthorne 

    Sunlight is painting.  —Nathaniel Hawthorne 

     
  10. Astronomy? Impossible to understand and madness to investigate.  —Sophocles  (c. 420 BCE)

    Astronomy? Impossible to understand and madness to investigate.  —Sophocles  (c. 420 BCE)