“I am not a religious man but I cannot help seeing every problem from a religious point of view”

“It’s impossible for me to say one word about all that music has meant to me in my life. How, then, can I hope to be understood?” — Wittgenstein

“. . .no testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous, than the fact, which it endeavors to establish”. — Hume

“He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that”. — John Stuart Mill

“I feel that reality has become an abstract for so many people over the last 20 years. Things that they regarded as truths seem to have just melted away, and it’s almost as if we’re thinking post-philosophically now. There’s nothing to rely on any more. No knowledge, only interpretation of those facts that we seem to be inundated with on a daily basis. Knowledge seems to have been left behind and there’s a sense that we are adrift at sea. There’s nothing more to hold on to, and of course political circumstances just push that boat further out”. — David Bowie

“Yet how strange a thing is the beauty of music! The brief beauty that the player brings into being transforms a given period of time into pure continuance; it is certain never to be repeated; like the existence of dayflies and other such short-lived creatures, beauty is a perfect abstraction and creation of life itself. Nothing is so similar to life as music”. — Mishima

“Truth has a liberal bias, but only if you pursue it”. — Alice Dreger

“The truth is dead, and the Internet killed it”. — Bill Maher

“A sect or a party is an elegant incognito, devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking”. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“How quickly the visions of genius become the canned goods of intellectuals”. — Saul Bellow

“In . . . , fascists divide themselves into two categories: fascists and antifascists”. — Ennio Flaiano

“All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance”. — T.S. Eliot

“Rubbish is rubbish, but the history of rubbish is scholarship” — Saul Lieberman