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«I'm not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called ''scientific'' mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips.»
«. . . there are periods of history when the visions of madmen and dope fiends are a better guide to reality than the common-sense interpretation of data available to the so-called normal mind. This is one such period, if you haven't noticed already.»
«It is Hell, of course, that makes priests powerful, not Heaven, for after thousands of years of so-called civilization fear remains the one common denominator of mankind»
«It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.»
«Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep: and yet a third of Life is passed in sleep»
«CUPID, n. The so-called god of love. This bastard creation of a barbarous fancy was no doubt inflicted upon mythology for the sins of its deities. Of all unbeautiful and inappropriate conceptions this is the most reasonless and offensive. The notion of symbolizing sexual love by a semisexless babe, and comparing the pains of passion to the wounds of an arrow --of introducing this pudgy homunculus into art grossly to materialize the subtle spirit and suggestion of the work --this is eminently worthy of the age that, giving it birth, laid it on the doorstep of prosperity.»
«ADDER, n. A species of snake. So called from its habit of adding funeral outlays to the other expenses of living.»
«All you can be sure about in a political-minded writer is that if his work should last you will have to skip the politics when you read it. Many of the so-called politically enlisted writers change their politics frequently . Perhaps it can be respected as a form of the pursuit of happiness.»
«Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.»
«Civilization has gotten further and further from the so-called 'natural' man, who uses all his faculties: perception, invention, improvisation.»