This guy

This guy

"To pursue the past is to seek a mirage. The past is dead and men cannot continue to live as ghosts. It is only in the future that we can live. But we cannot see the light of the future if we deliberately close our eyes and turn our heads."

Saul Alinsky Reveille for Radicals

(Source: to-young)

"Dostoievsky said, “If God didn’t exist, everything would be possible.” That is the very starting point of existentialism. Indeed, everything is permissibale if God does not exist, and as a result man is forlorn, because neither within him nor without does he find anything to cling to. He can’t start making excuses for himself."

Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism and Human Emotions

"“What’s the world’s greatest lie?” the boy asked, completely surprised.
It’s this: That at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That is the world’s greatest lie.”"

Paul Coelho The Alchemist

"… It prompts people to understand that reality alone is what counts, that dreams, expectations, and hopes warrant no more than to define a man as a dissapointed dream, as miscarried hopes, as vain expectations."

Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism and Human Emotions

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man"

Dr Johnson as quoted by Thompson, Hunter S. Hell’s Angels

"A young person can do all sorts of things because he has more in him than he knows what to do with."

Saul Bellow The Adventures of Augie March

"But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer."

Victor Frankl Man’s Search for Meaning

"All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: That I am nobody but myself."

Ralph Ellison Invisible Man