Aleister Crowley

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Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley

Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say no. I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest horrors in the history of mankind are not due to the ambition of the Napoleons or the vengeance of the Agamemnons, but to the doctrinaire philosophers. The theories of the sentimentalist Rousseau inspired the integrity of the passionless Robespierre. The cold-blooded calculations of Karl Marx led to the judicial and business-like operations of the Cheka.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Indubitably, Magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Intolerance is evidence of impotence.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The people who have really made history are the martyrs.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all. A message from the gods should be delivered at once. It is damnably blasphemous to talk about the autumn season and so on. How dare the author or publisher demand a price for doing his duty, the highest and most honorable to which a man can be called?More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I was asked to memorize what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is only one really safe, mild, harmless beverage and you can drink as much of that as you like without running the slightest risk, and what you say when you want it is, Garcon! Un Pernod!More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.More Aleister Crowley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.More Aleister Crowley [10/07/2011 03:10:17]
I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.More Aleister Crowley [10/07/2011 03:10:36]
I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.More Aleister Crowley [10/07/2011 03:10:48]
I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.More Aleister Crowley [10/07/2011 03:10:53]
I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.More Aleister Crowley [10/07/2011 03:10:58]
If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.More Aleister Crowley [10/07/2011 03:10:03]
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.More Aleister Crowley [10/07/2011 03:10:08]
Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life.More Aleister Crowley [10/07/2011 03:10:41]
Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty.More Aleister Crowley [10/07/2011 03:10:45]
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.More Aleister Crowley [10/07/2011 03:10:01]

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