// banach's | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

'Are you in an aircraft about to crash?' they ask. 'Don't worry, there are other worlds in which the quantum fluctuations have gone along a different path which will prevent the crash. Those carbon copies of yourself which inhabit those worlds will live on.'

Ordinary harps play under any fingers, Aeolian harps only when struck by the storm.

Karl Marx

People start short at natural laws as at something unassailable, as did the ancients at God and Fate. / And they both are right and wrong. But the ancients were clearer, in so far as they recognized one clear terminus, whereas the modern system makes it appear as though everything were explained.

There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.

Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.

— Heraclitus

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.