Brad Blanton quotes

  • Most of us would rather kill ourselves than be, particularly if who we think we are keeps dying. Many of us do.
    -- Brad Blanton

    #Thinking #Dying

  • Love is when you let someone be the way they are.
    -- Brad Blanton

    #Love Is #Way

  • Tell the truth. All the time. About everything. What's the alternative to radical honesty? Waste. Wasted time, wasted money, wasted possibilities-a wasted life.
    -- Brad Blanton

    #Honesty #Waste #Alternatives

  • The reason for forgiving your enemies is not for their benefit but for your own benefit. Holding grudges against other people doesn’t hurt them; doesn’t even bother them much - in fact, even pleases them if they are still mad at you. It is not in your enlightened self-interest to hold grudges, regardless of whether it bothers the person you hate or not.
    -- Brad Blanton

    #Hurt #Hate #Self

  • Yesterday's truth is today's bullshit. Even yesterday's liberating insight is today's jail of stale explanation.
    -- Brad Blanton

    #Yesterday #Jail #Bullshit

  • The best people in a dying culture are the outcasts considered crazy by the leaders; the ones most disillusioned with their own culture. In Yeats' phrase, "the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Intense emotional attachment to any value, any virtue, any set of "shoulds" is a disease, a mental illness, a condition of self-murder and cultural assassination.
    -- Brad Blanton

    #Crazy #Emotional #Attachment

  • Life goes on and the truth changes; this just happens to be the way life is. What was once true is often no longer true just a little while later. Yesterday's truth is today's bullshit. Even yesterday's liberating insight is today's jail of stale explanation.
    -- Brad Blanton

    #Yesterday #Jail #Bullshit

  • Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.

  • The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

  • Some of my academic friends think Ive fallen from a very special grace.

  • Indo-European peoples and Semitic peoples are today still completely different... Jews almost everywhere form a special society... Muslims (the Semitic spirit is today represented mainly by Islam) and the Europeans stand face to face like two beings of different species, having nothing common in the way of thinking and feeling...

  • Ned passed the next few minutes quietly not dying in his office, and was pleased with how well it was going. He'd stayed alive longer, but now that he was concentrating on it, it felt more like an accomplishment.

  • I love music videos, I really do. I think it's kind of sad that it's a dying art form.

  • Only cowards insult dying majesty.

  • I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that.

  • Patriotism is not dying for one's country, it is living for one's country. And for humanity. Perhaps that is not as romantic, but it's better.

  • I was afraid of the pain of dying and terribly reluctant to leave the world behind because I liked life a lot, even if it had been pretty tough sometimes.