List of outstanding quotes, found in different mediums that I started since the spring of 2016. References are intentionally skipped.
Life & Death
Nothing in life is promised except death.
Being alive is, itself, an exception. The natural state of things is death. And the life is, itself, a kind of illness. When the illness is cured, your life vanishes.
If you wanted to, taking away a person’s life is easy. And furthermore, within our bodies lies the strength that can destroy even more important things.
No life is born of its own volition. Isn't the instinctive desire of beings, born not of their own volition, for their lives to be taken in the same way?
You may think that something unknown is just playing games with you, that you’re the only one that is being kept out of the blue. Trust me, that’s not the case. All you’re doing is watching the scenery going by.
However, the absence of sadness does not guarantee the presence of happiness.
Your desire to avoid hurting anyone is childish and naïve, I’m afraid. It is simply the natural course of things for beings with hearts. – “That’s rather harsh” – You cannot expect to protect one person without causing harm to another. If you live is unavoidable.
Values & Ideals
People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That’s how they define “reality”. But what does it mean to be “correct” or “true”? Merely vague concepts … their “reality” may all be an illusion. Can we consider them to simply be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?
What do you think goodness is? Helping those in need, getting along with everyone…. These are no more than the minutiae of “goodness.” What goodness is is fundamentally a will to “allow certain values to continue.” Protecting the family, maintaining happiness, continuing peace. Allowing the things people believe in to continue is the essence of “good.” But, nothing can continue until eternity. People would mature, become old, and become sick. And they would eventually die. Nature and life didn’t originally have good and evil.
Some organisms would overestimate the value of things right before their eyes. If you don’t eat up all the prеy before you, it will only be stolen by others. Individuals who earnestly wait for future returns cannot continue to survive. It is a survival game of short-term desires and long-term desires mutually battling to be chosen. This is the truth behind what is thought to be “will”. Even pain is chosen by will. For example, the moment one pierces their finger with a needle is first sensed only after being selected by the brain and leaving an impression on it. You must have also heard of things like not even realizing one’s hand is missing during extraordinary situations because one is focused on something else. This is because the pain didn’t out-compete whatever was occupying the attention of the brain’s consciousness and thus could not enter it.
In other words, what forms all the senses we consider to be reality is actually a collection of what enters the consciousness through the decisions of the higher level brain in this way.
Think carefully, then walk forward with purpose. The faster you rush out, the more likely you are to trip and fall.
This whole trip is probably just a way for me to satisfy myself by at least trying to search for an answer. – “Self-satisfaction? It sounds bad, but I think that might be what life is all about…. All I’m trying to say is that there’s nothing wrong with satisfying yourself. No matter who praises you, it doesn’t mean a thing unless you accept it yourself. To put it another way, it doesn’t matter if no one praises you as long you’re satisfied. As they say, “a rich person is one who is content with what they are”. Only you can decide what the point of your journey is and whether it’s successful or not. If it’s a meaningful journey for you, that’s more than enough” – Self-satisfaction is life…. I see.
Humans struggle and suffer, and seek different principles. And in my lifetime, I’ve learned one thing. It may seem contradictory, but rather than principles, reason and enlightenment, there’s even something more precious. That is to be true to oneself. What is right is right. What you love, you love. What tastes good, tastes good.
It’s far better to get dirty while living true to yourself than to throw away yourself and die a clean death.
Happiness is something you can find no matter where you are. So if you live with all your might, that’s enough.
In life, you run into all kinds of things that you can never say. Us humans are hopeless things, aren’t we?
Truth is as terrible as death. But harder to find.
If you’re talking to younger me I would be wide-eyed because I had so much to prove. But every opportunity you have to respect it. You know this is important. You’re taking your time, you’re taking talent and you’re committing it to a cause. And that cause is here, it’s me. And I’m gonna give you quality. I don’t want you to leave and say that was ok. I want you to have more than less…. Yeah, I would never cheat in the moment. I would never take it for granted. If we’re gonna have a moment, we, we would need to have a moment.
A kid wouldn't understand. Some things in this world must be protected, even if it means getting your hands dirty. Some things can only be seen through a tainted eye. Of all the things that have to stay clean, no matter what...
Wishes are not inherently good or evil.
Men will never perish as long as they have love and pride.
Men that forget their pride are as good as dead.
What does "freedom" mean to you? Freedom? To do what I want to do, and not follow someone else's orders. But what if what I want to do might crush someone else's dream? Everyone is bound by constraints. Their position, their family, the environment they lived in, society, the law and so on. Constraints... Because of that, we can't live as we please. And even if we think we are, we can be bound by constraints we might not even know about. True freedom is the freedom in one's heart. Do what you must when you must, and be able to take responsibility for what you do.
That's the thing about unhappiness. All it takes is something worse to come along and you realize it was happiness after all.
The Sun gives nothing. Just as the flowers.... .They simply bloom. Not for anyone's sake, but their own.
History will always be painted, until the end of time.
The sad thing about it, is that when an empire starts dying it can go on dying for 300 years.
If a bird flies too high it will die.
The stronger any light shines the darker the shadows around it grow.
Power that’s too great destroys its surroundings.
Those that are in power have the responsibility to maintain honor.
Whether it’s a good dream or a bad one for that matter, no-one feels good when you wake up in the middle of one.
A flower raised in a greenhouse is still beautiful, even though it knows no adversity. But a flower growing in a field that has braved the wind, rain, cold, and heat possesses something more than just a beauty……… .We’re all flowers. We do our best to grow regardless of where we take root and we all try to produce the best flowers we can.
I realized that people can’t understand everything about each other. And yet people still live together. The love of sharing trivial, meaningless things with others is human nature. I suppose that’s why humans can’t stand to be alone.
With people, it’s every man for himself…. .No, it goes beyond that. The more miserable others are, the more convinced they are that they themselves are happy. What contemptible creatures they are.
The dictatorship of one talented man is more beneficial to humanity than the ignorant democracy of the masses.
Only the reckless would completely rid themselves from fear. A fear of disapproval makes one strive to be a good person. A fear of being powerless gives one motivation to seek out the power that lies in knowledge. Fear is a driving force and the creator of order. Because of this the amount of fear that exists in the world far exceeds the amount of actual danger that is present. At all times there is an excess of fear flowing from every human being.
It’s more satisfying to hear a single “thank you” than a lot of “sorry”s.
Robot, human doesn’t matter. Not as I see it. I don’t think anybody can totally ever understand someone else’s emotions whether are happy or sad. Is complete understanding like that really necessary?” - “I just don’t see how can I help without knowing. What am I supposed to do?” – “Let’s just sit. You don’t need to do anything. Just be there…… Who cares if it’s simple? Not everything in this world has to be complicated, you know.
The trick is to have money. Then everybody is nice to you. The city is your playground, the world is your oyster. But if you are poor you’re beneath everyone’s notice. No one gives a damn.
Everyone is in pain. In times of war, suffering is what brings us all together.
Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost.
You cannot always have everything you want. Sometimes you have to choose. In order to get one thing usually have to give something else. There is a limit what you can do by yourself.
When a man is close with a woman, it’s always more than friends.
There are these things known as death flags in our world. A spoken line which foreshadows death. A bad guy who suddenly becomes a good guy. Well, in any case, it means that you shouldn't do anything out of character. Even if you manage to survive the flag, you'll end up suffering as much as if you had died. But it's possible that these flags don't always bring misfortune. Sometimes, it isn't so bad to trigger a flag. You may find yourself feeling that way on rare occasions. That's something for you to find out when you triggered the flag.
Some words ripen with age, but some also lose their color.