"Its the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers. That way, when he finds the answers, they'll be precious to him. The harder the question, the harder we hunt. The harder we hunt, the more we learn." The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
"Unless we take that first step into the unknown, we will never know our own potential." - Allan Rufus
"The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing." - Socrates
“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.” -Baruch Spinoza
"Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real but fear is a choice.” - Cypher Raige (After Earth).
"My father picked my up from school one day and we played hooky and went to the beach. It was too cold to go in the water so we sat on a blanket and ate pizza. When I got home my sneakers were full of sand so I dumped it on my bedroom floor. I didn't know the difference, I was 6. My mother screamed at me to pick up the mess but he wasn't mad. He said that billions of years ago the world shifting and oceans moving brought that sand to that spot on the beach and then I took it away. Every day he said we change the world, which is a nice thought until I think about how many days and lifetimes I would need to bring a shoe full of sand home until there is no beach, until it made a difference to anyone. Every day we change the world. But to change the world in a way that means anything takes more time than most people have. It never happens all at once. It's slow, it's methodical, it's exhausting. We don't all have the stomach for it." Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
"Is any of it real? Look at this, look at it. A world built on fantasies. Synthetic emotions in the form of pills. Psychological warfare in the form of advertising. Mind altering chemicals in the form of food. Brainwashing seminars in the form of media. Isolated bubbles in the form of social media. Real? You want to talk about reality? We haven't lived in anything remotely close to it since the turn of the century. We turn it off, take out the batteries while snacking on a bag of GMO's and toss the remnants in the ever expanding dumpster of the human condition. We live in branded houses, trademarked by corporations built on bi-polar numbers jumping up and down on digital displays hypnotizing us into the biggest slumber mankind has ever seen. We live in a kingdom of bullshit." Edward Alderson (Mr. Robot)
Is that what god does? He helps? Tell me, why didn't god help my innocent friend who died for no reason why the guilty roam free? Okay, fine. Forget the one offs. How about the countless wars declared in his name? Okay, fine. Let's skip the randomless, meaningless murder for a second, shall we? How about the racist, sexists, phobia soup we've all been drowning in cause of him? And I'm not just talking about Jesus. I'm talking about all organized religion. Exclusive groups created to manage control. A dealer, getting people hooked on the drug of hope. His followers nothing but addicts who want their hit of bullshit to keep their dopamine of ignorance. Addicts, afraid to believe the truth. That there's no order. There's no power. That all religions are just metastasizing mind worms meant to divide us so it's easier to rule us by the charlatans that want to run us. All we are to them are paying fanboys of their poorly written sci-fi. If I don't listen to my imaginary friend, why the fuck should I listen to yours? People think their worship is some key to happiness. That's just how he owns you. Even I am not crazy enough to believe that distortion of reality. So fuck god. He's not a good enough scapegoat for me.
Elliott Alderson (Mr. Robot)