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Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley

British occultist, writer, and mountaineer

Alive from: 1875-1947

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.
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    Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say ''no.'' I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible.
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    Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
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    Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
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    I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
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    I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.
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    I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
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    I was asked to memorize what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
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    I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
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    If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.
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    In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
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    Indubitably, Magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
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    Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
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    Love stories are only fit for the solace of people in the insanity of puberty. No healthy adult human being can really care whether so-and-so does or does not succeed in satisfying his physiological uneasiness by the aid of some particular person or not.
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    Men and women are not free to love decently until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice.
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