The conditions under which I am understood, and then of necessity—I know them only too well. One must be honest in matters of the spirit to the point of hardness before one can even endure my seriousness and my passion. One must be skilled in living on mountains—seeing the wretched ephemeral babble of politics and national self-seeking beneath oneself. One must have become indifferent; one must never ask if the truth is useful or if it may prove our undoing. The predilection of strength for questions for which no one today has the courage; the courage for the forbidden…a new conscience for truths that have so far remained mute…Reverence for oneself; love of oneself; unconditional freedom before oneself…
Nietzsche, The Antichrist
I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous—a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.—
Nietzsche, Ecce Homo
I was picked up in one of these on my 21st, and I adored it! While searching the web for design resources I happened upon this classic vector, made me very nostalgic, download it here.
I really love candy. I must have some form chocolate everyday. And after every meal (breakfast included) I have to fight the urge to get pudding. Let’s hope this love affair doesn’t end in diabetes.
Enjoy your lunch hour South Africa!
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
Oscar Wilde, as quoted in The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
I was awarded this lovely badge by olletron who authors Detrimentally Disgusted. Thank you, you friggin’ cupcake you! For poking your head in my jar and even leaving something behind every now and then.
I believe it is protocol to reveal seven things about myself next:
1. I live an unhealthy lifestyle.
2. But I try my damnedest to make the most of it.
3. I am very much in love with Dylan Moran…
4. …and Inge Beckmann from Lark.
5. I believe that dwelling in misery is downright dangerous.
6. I need at least 9 hours.
7. I strongly dislike Wings.
And the 15 blogs I award this badge to are:
(chosen from bloggers who recently commented on or followed my blog)
Current Location Wonderland
Cape Town Conservation
The Wit Continuum
The Ambiguous Bomb
The Eternal Loop
Graphic Design and Stuff
Fashion and Beauty in the Real World
Not a PhD Thesis
Cafe of the Cosmic Dance
Little Black Sandals
Looking for Nice Things
Life and Adventure
I’ve improved a bit since my first try, I like this picture a lot. It reminds me of Waking Life. I took it about 4 years ago… or more, I can’t remember. In any case, the quality was horrible, but I liked the idea. I’m so glad I kept it, the edited version turned out better than I ever expected.