“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”
― Death in Venice and Other Tales
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”
― The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
“Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.”
Wonder alone; bearing the Light and thy Staff.
And, be the Light so bright that no man seeth thee.
Be not moved by aught without or within:
keep silence in all ways.
Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth
“We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night.”
It is only in the depth of silence that the voice of Spirit can be heard. Speak as low as possible, as little as possible, as sweetly as possible.