Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895)
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
C. S. Lewis (via victoriousvocabulary)
The wish for an unthinking, reckless solitude. To be face to face only with myself.
Franz Kafka, from Diaries (via kafkaesque-world)