„We're so trendy we can't even escape ourselves.“

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American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

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„We're idiots, babe. It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Blood on the Tracks (1975), Idiot Wind
Context: Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats, blowing through the letters that we wrote.
Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves,
We're idiots, babe. It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves.

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„It is a pity we can't escape from life when we are young.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

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„As we are human, we can't do what we can't do; as we're neurotic, we can't do what we can.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Neurotics and neurosis

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„In this locution of God addressed to the soul there is no escape, for in spite of ourselves we must listen“

—  Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582

Source: The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus (c.1565), Ch. XXV. "Divine Locutions. Discussions on That Subject" ¶ 1 & 2
Context: It will be as well, I think, to explain these locutions of God, and to describe what the soul feels when it receives them, in order that you, my father, may understand the matter; for ever since that time of which I am speaking, when our Lord granted me that grace, it has been an ordinary occurrence until now, as will appear by what I have yet to say.
The words are very distinctly formed; but by the bodily ear they are not heard. They are, however, much more clearly understood than they would be if they were heard by the ear. It is impossible not to understand them, whatever resistance we may offer. When we wish not to hear anything in this world, we can stop our ears, or give attention to something else: so that, even if we do hear, at least we can refuse to understand. In this locution of God addressed to the soul there is no escape, for in spite of ourselves we must listen; and the understanding must apply itself so thoroughly to the comprehension of that which God wills we should hear, that it is nothing to the purpose whether we will it or not; for it is His will, Who can do all things.

„There is no escaping from ourselves. The human dilemma is as it has always been, and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory.“

—  Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985)
Context: Henry David Thoreau told us: "All our inventions are but improved means to an unimproved end." …Goethe told us: "One should, each day, try to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it is possible, speak a few reasonable words." …Socrates told us: "The unexamined life is not worth living." …the prophet Micah told us: "What does the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God?" And I can tell you... what Confucius, Isaiah, Jesus, Mohammed, the Buddha, Spinoza and Shakespeare told us... There is no escaping from ourselves. The human dilemma is as it has always been, and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory.

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„Unless we can prove
That we're doing it,
We can't have it all.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, The Dreaming (1982)
Context: Out in the garden
There's half of a heaven,
And we're only bluffing.
We're not ones for busting through walls,
But they've told us
Unless we can prove
That we're doing it,
We can't have it all.

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„Without watching ourselves we can't be aware of the tricks the mind plays. So a yogi should be alert all the time.“

—  Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018

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„Even economists can't escape the fact that, as commodities go, labour is something out of the ordinary.“

—  Steve Keen Australian economist 1953

Source: Debunking Economics - The Naked Emperor Of The Social Sciences (2001), Chapter 5, To Each According To His Contribution, p. 112

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„Even more so than when we are awake, we are ourselves when we are asleep. We play all the parts.“

—  Adolfo Bioy Casares Argentine novelist 1914 - 1999

"Más exclusivamente que en la vigilia, en el sueño somos nosotros. Contribuimos con todo el reparto."
Descanso de caminantes, 2001.

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