“Sometimes people come into your life and immediately you know they’re supposed to be there; they teach us something important, give purpose to ourselves, and add direction and meaning to our lives.” —(via trappedintime)
“[T]he university professors expected me to join in teaching the kind of Durkheimian sociology to which they themselves inclined… because of their desire to provide a philosophical basis for that moderate liberalism, which is the usual ideological weapon used by oligarchies to combat personal power.” —Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques (NY: Penguin, 1992, 1st pub. 1955), p. 59.
“And he didn’t just “do” it. He worked over an idea like a diamond cutter with facets and angles and refractions of light. He made you sorry you ever thought you wanted to be a comedian. He was like a train hobo with a chicken bone. When he was done there was nothing left for anybody.” —
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