I have always found inspiration through single quotes. They seem to open up a wider space of possibility
than other forms of literature, that is to awake what Robert Musil called "the sense of possibility;" and they can often succinctly express the necessity
of some view too. When I was in high school, I did not keep a journal, but I filled my notebooks with quotes, which I would then use also in assignments. Some people, indeed, reason through short thoughts, as for instance the Zen tradition, the Japanese form of poetry known as haiku
, and those Western philosophers that expressed themselves through aphorisms (Wittgenstein, Marcus Aurelius
, etc.) neatly exemplify.
Since the facebook era started, then, the amount of quotes on the Internet has been growing exponentially. Still, to find a decent selection of philosophical quotes is not always that easy. I thus sat down and compiled a few of them, on disparate topics: sex
, Lewis Carroll
, and pleasure
. I hope you'll enjoy them. If you have any suggestion, please get in touch!