The nature of qualia (sensory experiences), such as colors or flavors The nature of dreams The nature of emotions (with love being a prominent example) The nature of religious experiences, e.g. Søren Kierkegaard’s analysis of Abraham in Fear and Trembling, Problemata III, and in particular the mystic’s realization of nonduality The near-death experience The experience of...
Pwned by Roger Ebert →
I want to exist outside of ordinary life – separate from people who look at...– LJ user ohprettypetals_, 17 Dec 2005
I’m all smiles & sunshine to Eli because she’s the second...– Columbia undergrad, on the subject of academia
Heideggerian terminology →
But I can’t move on, ‘cause that means forgetting, forgetting...– Jessica Mauboy – Running Back (feat. Flo Rida)
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes...– Robert Frost
25 Common Relationship Scripts
1. Verbal and physical flirting at a party, without follow-up. 2. A boy/girlfriend living together for a period after several months of dating. 3. A defacto relationship between two previously married people. 4. A young marriage after an unwanted pregnancy. 5. A permanent, but non-sexual relationship between two young religious people. 6. A “going steady” relationship maintained mainly to impress...
"You're a piece of shit."
ALICE: I’m going. DAN: I’m sorry. ALICE: Irrelevant. What are you sorry for? DAN: Everything. ALICE: Why didn’t you tell me before? DAN: Cowardice. ALICE: Is it because she’s successful? DAN: No, it’s because she doesn’t need me. ALICE: Did you bring her here? DAN: Yes. ALICE: Didn’t she get married? DAN: She stopped seeing me. ALICE: Was that when we went...
There is no way in hell I can stick to my assignment word limit. The first part (the only part I have started) is 750 words. I’ve covered maybe 3/5ths of the points I need to make and I’m already 825. Bad. Have not even started on Part 2. Part 1 needs to be cut by 50%, which requires more or less complete restructuring. I do not know how to adhere to word limits or to be concise. I...
Bizarre paradox: need makes us invulnerable and fearless in our desperation, and...– Christy to me.
GIRL. Let me just tell you. I feel like such a love crazed 12 year old right...– Discussion between members in LJ comm re: infatuation with a particular Olympic athlete.
Do you ever feel that it won’t come back. Do you ever feel that it...– Katie Noonan – Home
Urban Dictionary definitions of "love"
Just some soppy shit that teenagers go on about, but old fellas always crack up when you mention it. Frank: But I LOVE her Dad! Dad: Son, that’s your cock talking. Some sort of fucked up hormonal thing … ? “I’m in love with a pear…” “That’s fucked up.” 1) Being morons together. 2) The most noble dementia. 1. A human emotion caused...
Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, and trusting them not to.
You want me complain? Alright then, fuck this. Fuck you, fuck all of you with...– Ruth – Season 2, “The Plan”, Six Feet Under
A gentleman's guide to managing the ill-mannered →
“I snap, turn round and let the young bloke have it: “I say old chap,” I tell him, “I wonder if you can give the word ‘spastic’ a bit of a rest, there’s a good fellow.” Somehow - while turning around to face him - my matey admonishment has been forgotten and instead I come over as some sort of septuagenarian British lord. A silence falls between...
So wear me like a locket around your throat. I’ll weigh you down;...– Fall Out Boy – Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you...– Mark Twain