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Thomas Ligotti quotes: Paradoxically, it is the uncommon event that may best demonstrate the common predicament of our race. Paradoxically, it is the uncommon event that may best demonstrate the common predicament of our race.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: In a world without a destination, we cannot even break ground on our Tower of Babel, and no amount of rush and hurry on our part will change that. In a world without a destination, we cannot even break ground on our Tower of Babel, and no amount of rush and hurry on our part will change that.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: From them I had nothing to learn - one cannot cease to know what one does know. From them I had nothing to learn - one cannot cease to know what one does know.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: I'm trying to feel as good as I can. I'm trying to feel as good as I can.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Why should there be something rather than nothing? Why should there be something rather than nothing?
Thomas Ligotti quotes: If you can't say something positive about humanity, then say something equivocal. If you can't say something positive about humanity, then say something equivocal.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: For wherever mystery serves as a foundation, only ruins may be erected. For wherever mystery serves as a foundation, only ruins may be erected.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Most people learn to save themselves by artificially limiting the content of consciousness. Most people learn to save themselves by artificially limiting the content of consciousness.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: The finest people, as people go, cannot help but betray a fair portion of fear and insecurity, even full-blown panic. The finest people, as people go, cannot help but betray a fair portion of fear and insecurity, even full-blown panic.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: fatal vehicular misadventure. fatal vehicular misadventure.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Every human activity is a tack for killing time, Every human activity is a tack for killing time,
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Violence without violation is only a noise heard by no one, the most horrendous sound in the universe. Violence without violation is only a noise heard by no one, the most horrendous sound in the universe.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: My point,' I said, 'is that there's hell in every handshake, never mind an outright and humiliating insult. My point,' I said, 'is that there's hell in every handshake, never mind an outright and humiliating insult.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Ultimately, all diseases are magical diseases ... ("Gas Station Carnival") Ultimately, all diseases are magical diseases ...
("Gas Station Carnival")
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Madness, mayhem, erotic vandalism, devastation of innumerable souls - while we scream and perish, History licks a finger and turns the page. Madness, mayhem, erotic vandalism, devastation of innumerable souls - while we scream and perish, History licks a finger and turns the page.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: To become formally integrated into a society, one must offer it a blood sacrifice. To become formally integrated into a society, one must offer it a blood sacrifice.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Windows are the eyes of the soulless Windows are the eyes of the soulless
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Rigorously considered, our only natural birthright is to die. Rigorously considered, our only natural birthright is to die.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Man is a self-conscious Nothing, Man is a self-conscious Nothing,
Thomas Ligotti quotes: We had become a race of eccentrics and openly declared an array of singular whims and suspicions, at least while daylight allowed this audacity. We had become a race of eccentrics and openly declared an array of singular whims and suspicions, at least while daylight allowed this audacity.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: God was long gone before Nietzsche made his death certificate into a slogan, but no onehas yet written the obituary of the Devil. God was long gone before Nietzsche made his death certificate into a slogan, but no one
has yet written the obituary of the Devil.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Everything is ultimately peculiar and ultimately ridiculous. Everything is ultimately peculiar and ultimately ridiculous.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: But stories, even very nasty ones, are traditionally considered more satisfying than reality - which, as we all know, is a grossly overrated affair. But stories, even very nasty ones, are traditionally considered more satisfying than reality - which, as we all know, is a grossly overrated affair.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment? What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?
Thomas Ligotti quotes: We are each either among the demoralized showing the way to a future of eternal nightmare, or we are losers celebrating our moment in hell. We are each either among the demoralized showing the way to a future of eternal nightmare, or we are losers celebrating our moment in hell.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Fear, when blended with failure, distills into a deadly brew. Fear, when blended with failure, distills into a deadly brew.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: No one gives up on something until it turns on them, whether or not that thing is real or unreal. No one gives up on something until it turns on them, whether or not that thing is real or unreal.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: We did not create an environment uncongenial to our species, nature did. We did not create an environment uncongenial to our species, nature did.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: One must take into account the shocking fact that we live on a world that spins. After considering this truth, nothing should come as a surprise. One must take into account the shocking fact that we live on a world that spins. After considering this truth, nothing should come as a surprise.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: I'm completely indifferent to what genre I read provided that I feel sympathy with how a writer perceives being alive in the world. I'm completely indifferent to what genre I read provided that I feel sympathy with how a writer perceives being alive in the world.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: If we must think, it should be done only in circles, outside of which lies the unthinkable. If we must think, it should be done only in circles, outside of which lies the unthinkable.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: We are gene-copying bio-robots, living out here on a lonely planet in a cold and empty physical universe. We are gene-copying bio-robots, living out here on a lonely planet in a cold and empty physical universe.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: many societies, of course, ours was founded on fearful superstition, and this is always reason enough for any kind of behavior. She many societies, of course, ours was founded on fearful superstition, and this is always reason enough for any kind of behavior. She
Thomas Ligotti quotes: But it is really just a psychic overcompensation for our impotence as beings. But it is really just a psychic overcompensation for our impotence as beings.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: People get the biggest kick out of seeing the features of their faces plastered onto one head. People get the biggest kick out of seeing the features of their faces plastered onto one head.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Amnesia may well be the highest sacrament in the great gray ritual of existence. Amnesia may well be the highest sacrament in the great gray ritual of existence.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: The pessimist's credo, or one of them, is that nonexistence never hurt anyone and existence hurts everyone. The pessimist's credo, or one of them, is that nonexistence never hurt anyone and existence hurts everyone.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: The knowledge that life is worthless is the flower of all human wisdom. The knowledge that life is worthless is the flower of all human wisdom.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Only catatonics and coma patients can persevere in a dignified withdrawal from life's rattle and hum. Only catatonics and coma patients can persevere in a dignified withdrawal from life's rattle and hum.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: No more worlds like this / No more days like that No more worlds like this / No more days like that
Thomas Ligotti quotes: There is nothing like fear to complicate one's consciousness, inducing previously unknown levels of reflection There is nothing like fear to complicate one's consciousness, inducing previously unknown levels of reflection
Thomas Ligotti quotes: The only value of this world lay in its power - at certain times - to suggest another world. The only value of this world lay in its power - at certain times - to suggest another world.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: To my mind, a well-developed sense of humor is the surest indication of a person's humanity, no matter how black and bitter that humor may be. To my mind, a well-developed sense of humor is the surest indication of a person's humanity, no matter how black and bitter that humor may be.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: He said to me, 'The book has found its reader,' and what could I do but agree with him? He said to me, 'The book has found its reader,' and what could I do but agree with him?
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Generally speaking: Expect nothing but nightmarish obscenities to be born when human heads come together in intercourse. Generally speaking: Expect nothing but nightmarish obscenities to be born when human heads come together in intercourse.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: What we do, as a conscious species, is set markers for ourselves. Once we reach one marker, we advance to the next. What we do, as a conscious species, is set markers for ourselves. Once we reach one marker, we advance to the next.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Nonexistence never hurt anyone. Existence hurts everyone. Nonexistence never hurt anyone. Existence hurts everyone.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Every story needs to be told in just the right way. Every story needs to be told in just the right way.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: There is nothing to do and there is nowhere to goThere is nothing to be and there is no-one to know There is nothing to do and there is nowhere to go
There is nothing to be and there is no-one to know
Thomas Ligotti quotes: Forsake the world and cling to the shadows. Forsake the world and cling to the shadows.
Thomas Ligotti quotes: There is no nature to things,' you wrote in the book. 'There are no faces except masks held tight against the pitching chaos behind them. There is no nature to things,' you wrote in the book. 'There are no faces except masks held tight against the pitching chaos behind them.