Anonymous: You're so cute. Holy shit.

Omg come off anon pls

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  • Baby: p-p-p
  • Mom: Papa?????
  • Baby: please leave all overcoats canes and top hats with the doorman from that moment you'll be out of place and underdressed I'm wrecking this evening already and loving every minute of it ruining this banquet for the mildly inspiring end
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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche (via larmoyante)
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“Independence is for the very few. It is a privilege of the strong.”

—F. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, §29 (excerpt).

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In heaven, all the interesting people are missing
Friedrich Nietzsche (via nyctaeus)
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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Friedrich Nietzsche (via spacecadet182)

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You are free and that is why you are lost.
Franz Kafka (via sophianism)

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Existentialism is a term applied to the work of certain late 19th- and 20th-century philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject—not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual. In existentialism, the individual’s starting point is characterized by what has been called “the existential attitude”, or a sense of disorientation and confusion in the face of an apparently meaningless or absurd world. Many existentialists have also regarded traditional systematic or academic philosophies, in both style and content, as too abstract and remote from concrete human experience.
Søren Kierkegaard is generally considered to have been the first existentialist philosopher, though he did not use the term existentialism. He proposed that each individual—not society or religion—is solely responsible for giving meaning to life and living it passionately and sincerely (“authentically”). Existentialism became popular in the years following World War II, and strongly influenced many disciplines besides philosophy, including theology, drama, art, literature, and psychology.
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We are not born cowardly or lazy; we choose to be these things. We are responsible for what we are. We are alone, without excuses. This is what I mean when I say that man is condemned to be free. If many people dislike this philosophy [existentialism] it is because they prefer to make excuses for themselves, to tell themselves that circumstances were against them. "I have not had a great love, or a great friendship, but it’s because I did not meet the right man or woman," they say. "If I have not written very good books, it’s because I haven’t the leisure time to do it," they say. The way I see it, all these people are simply lying to themselves about their freedom.
Jean-Paul Sartre from a talk he gave titled "Is Existentialism a Humanism?" (via violentwavesofemotion)
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I should say that I detest sects, brotherhoods, guilds, groups in general, any assemblage of morons congregating for reasons of profession, tastes, or similar manias. All these cliques have numbers of grotesque characteristics in common: repetition of type, their jargon, their arrogant conviction that they are better than everyone else.
The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato (via thusreluctant)
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