Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool.
If you are prepared to accept the consequences of your dreams then you must still regard America today with the same naive enthusiasm as the generations that discovered the New World.
Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment - the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.
Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification.
If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.
The pious ones of Plymouth who, reaching the Rock, first fell upon their own knees and then upon the aborigines.
What has become clear to you since we last met?
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves -- so how can we know anyone else?
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -- in other words, of absurdity --the more energetically meaning is sought.
It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die.
Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Die, search for meaning, search for meaning, search for meaning.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
If we make a couple of discoveries here and there we need not believe things will go on like this for ever. Just as we hit water when we dig in the earth, so we discover the incomprehensible sooner or later.
The real being, with no status, is always going in and out through the doors of your face.
We have what we seek. It is there all the time, and if we give it time it will make itself known to us.
The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me
The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
I invent nothing, I rediscover.
Europe and the U.K. are yesterday's world. Tomorrow is in the United States.
How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.
Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.
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