Posts tagged emptiness
We knocked on the doors
of Hell’s darker chamber
pushed to the limit
we dragged ourselves in.
Ian Curtis, “Decades’ (Joy Division)
This was the truth at the core of my existence: this yawning emptiness, scantily clad in rage. It had been there all along.
Hillary Jordan, Mudbound (via sand-foam)
For the rest, if you examine me, you will find nothing in me that is not slight, humble, strictly limited. I am a novice, a tiro, and have advanced but a step, no more, from the darkness of ignorance.
Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola
We’re blind moles. Creeping through the soil, feeling with our snouts. We know nothing. I perceived this… now I don’t know where to go. Screech with fear, only. Run away.
Philip K Dick, The Man In the High Castle (via hrussell)
Alain gave a long, hollow laugh. Never had he such a precise feeling of his impotence. For him, the world was only peopled by empty shapes. It was enough to make you scream, to make you die.
Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, Will O’ the Wisp (Le Feu Follet) (via depressionparty)
What destroys a man more quickly than to work, think and feel without inner necessity, without any deep personal desire, without pleasure - as a mere automaton of duty?
To those in whom the will has turned and has denied itself, this — our world, which is so real, with all its suns and milky-ways — is nothing.
Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation