"I often wonder if I should’ve been born in another time."

Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.

“We reach Absolute Knowing not when we ‘know it all’, but when we reach the point at which there is no longer any external point of reference by means of which we could relativize our own position - in Absolute Knowing, the very fact that no external limit is discernible, that we do not see the limits of our world, bears witness to our limitation, to our immersion in a world whose horizon we do not perceive.” — Slavoj Žižek, Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism. (via imkrebsgang)

“…and then I felt a great, clear, violent pain — so passionate that it bordered on happiness.” — Simone de Beauvoir, from Letters To Sartre (via violentwavesofemotion)

"You’re not a killer, Frederick."

“Our image in the mirror is not innocent, then. Behind every reflection, every resemblance, every representation, a defeated enemy lies concealed.” — Jean Baudrillard, The Perfect Crime pg 149 (via nothing-of-substance)

“In the highest being [Dasein], rational action and highest enjoyment are one. Only if we isolate the ideal aspect of the highest being, can we then call it rational action. And only if we isolate the real aspect can we call it enjoyment and feeling. It does not matter whether we wish to apprehend the highest being from the side of its ideality or from the side of its reality; if highest bliss is highest Idea, then rational action and highest enjoyment, ideality and reality, are equally contained in it and are identical. Every philosophy sets forth nothing else but the construction of highest bliss as Idea.” — G. W. F. Hegel, Faith and Knowledge, trans. W. Cerf and H. S. Harris, p. 60. (via imkrebsgang)