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"The heart of man is older than his head. The first born is sensitive but blind--his younger brother has a cold, but all comprehensive glance. The blind must consent to be led by the clearsighted if he would avoid falling."
The politics of the nervous system involves the minds against the brain, the tyrannical verbal brain disassociating itself from the organism and world of which it is a part, censoring, alerting, evaluating.
Thus appears the fifth freedom-- freedom from the learned,, cultural mind. The freedom to expand one's consciousness beyond artifactual cultural knowledge. The freedom to move from constant preoccupation with the verbal games, the game of self-- to the joyous unity of what exists beyond.
Timothy Leary, Foreword To Watts' Joyous Cosmology
"There are three different kinds of brains, the one understands things unassisted, the other understands things when shown by others, and the third understands neither alone nor with the explanations of others. The first kind is most excellent, the second kind also excellent, but the third useless."
Machiavelli, Niccolo, THE PRINCE, Of the Secretaries of Princes
"Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questins about essential matters. They never say to you, "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? DOes he collect butterflies?" Instead, they demand: "How old is he? How many brothers has he? How muchdoes he weigh? How much money does his father make?" Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him."
"I know a planet where there is a certain red-faced gentleman. He has never smelled a flower. He has never looked at a star. He has never loved anyone. He has never done anything in his life but add up figures. And all day he says over and over, just like you: 'I am busy with matters of consequence!'And that makes him swell up with pride. But he is not a man--he is a mushroom."
"If we will take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures. The great gifts are not got by analysis. Everything good is on the highway."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"You must hear the birds song without attempting to render it into nouns and verbs." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If passion drives, let reason hold the reins."
Franklin, Benjamin, POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC
"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."
Franklin, Benjamin, POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC
"All economical and practical wisdom is an extension or variation of the following arithmetical formula: 2+2=4. Every philosophical proposition has the more general character of the expression a+b=c. We are mere operatives, empirics, and egotists, until we learn to think in letters instead of figures."
"The movements of exaltation which belong to genius are egotistic by their very nature. A calm, clear mind, not subject to the spasms and crises which are so often met with in creative or intensely perceptive natures, is the best basis for love or friendship. --Observe, I am talking about minds. I won't say, the more intellect, the less capacity for loving; for that would do wrong to the understanding and reason;-- but on the other hand, that the brain runs away with the heart's best blood, which gives the world a few pages of wisdom or sentiment or poetry, instead of making one other heart happy, I have no question."
"Reason elevates our thoughts as high as the stars, and leads us through the vast space of this mighty fabric; yet it comes far short of the real extent of our corporeal being."
Samuel Johnson
There are two worlds; the world that we can measure with the line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
Leigh Hunt


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