If you ask most people who was the person who left us greatest quotes of all times, and reading his quotes will be a good lesson of wisdom, well, westerners may say Churchill, Iranians Saadi, or maybe Confucius, Budha... But I say: Albert Camus!
Each of his quotes is a world of wisdom, an ocean of greatness, and you can see a lot of truth in a single sentence. Here are some of them:
“Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
“In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.”
“What is a rebel? A man who says no”
“You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.”
“Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.”
“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”
“I know of only one duty, and that is to love”
“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.”
“If there is sin against life, it consists… in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
“We are all special cases.”
“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.”
“Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.”
"I rebel, therefore we exist!"
People who go to watch movies at cinema or home are not the same, they're two different groups. One just watch movie because it's fun, and I have nothing to say to this group. To others watching movies is an artisitic experience that may hurt them and leave scars in their souls, but it gives them insight to truth and gives a satisfaction beyond what others feel... They feel satisfied because they know those movies make him/her a better person. I'm one of those watchers, and if you want to join us, I have seven simle rules for you to creat the potentiel in yourself to become a hard-core wathcer.
I hate to say such an obvious fact, but this is something that most people don't know. When you're going to watch a movie the most important factor is director. Forget about your favourite actors and actrecesses! Forget about companies! Only director is important. I want you to base your movie watching on the list of your idol directors. For examle, great living directors of Hollywood are Scorsese, Tarantino, Coppolla, Van Sant, Polansky, De Palma, lFincher, Inaritu, etc, and you should be dying to watch their next movie, not Brad Pitt's next movie.
If you buy a movie based on its actor it's like buying a book based on its character's name, and not even knowing the name of the author.
Know something about philosophy! A great director is also a great philosopher. As you can't know anything about works of Beckett unless you know a LOT about Existensialism, you must know about philosophies to know about directors, for example, you must know about Freud's theories to understand Hitchckock, and know about both Freud and Surrealism to understand Bunuel.
Know about litreture! First comes Kafka, then comes Kubrick! Cinema has its roots in litreture, so, knowing what tradition directors are following, knowing what they say is easier!
Try to progress reasonably. If you begin your serious watching with Bunuel or Lynch they'll crush you under their weigh. Begin with lighter movies, like works of De Palma, or with heavy movies with entertaining aspects, like Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
Forget about some stupid words used by entertainers: Genre, extreme violence, extreme sex, erotisism, they're all bullocks! When you go further in your odyssey, you'll see uselessness of these words. DON'T TAG THE MOVIES! Let critics play their games, you take movies serious!
Don't try to understand everything. These movies are masterpeices because they won't be understoood completeley. SPECIALY, useless type of info. We'll never know what's in the suitcase in Pulp Fiction, and we'll never know what that chinese guy showed to whores in Bell De Jour, and we'll never understand full story of Mullhund Drive, guess why, because THAT's the point.
And finaly, don't forget movies are about telling stories, and giving you joy. We just look for superior joy, not no joy at all. So don't fall in the traps of Film Festivals and post-modern Charlatans who try to force their gibberish to you as avant-guard.
1) Try to avoid mentioning who is the speaker as possible. Even a little confusion would be better than always mentioning the name of the speaker. Instead, write the dialouge itself in a way reader understand who said it.
2) Only use three words: said, asked, answered. The rest, such as aclaimed, is not needed.
3) NEVER mention emotion, only when it's anger or some other intense.
That's how I write dialouges.
Satanism, whatever you call it, a religion, philosophy, or however you value it, great, moderate or crap, is surrounded with lies, myths, misconceptions and most of all fears. All of these things have only one cause, which is lack of knowledge. All imaginations like Satanists are child killers, rapists, mad men, or any of those myths, though completely wrong, believed by most of people, are myths that only people can believe them who know absolutely nothing about this way of life.
One of the cheapest, fastest and best ways to have a clear perspective on Satanism, is to read The Satanic bible, written by Anton Szandor LaVey, the founder and the “black pope” of the Church of Satan and the most famous Satanist known to us.
First of all, let’s make it clear that what we mean by the term “Satanist”. Three groups of people are often called Satanist: First, people who follow Abrahamic religions worship God, but they have a different view on Satan than most people. They think Satan is not evil. Most important sect known to believe in that way is Kurdish Yezidis, and many Muslim Sufists believed “Satan is God’s best worshipper, who refused to kneel before anyone but God, even when God commanded him to do so”. These people were called by mainstream sects “Satanists”, though they weren’t, because they believed in God and were Christians, Jews and mostly Muslims.
Second group are maniacs who kill and rape people because they think Satan orders them to do so. These guys are mere psychos, and can’t be really called Satanist either.
That leaves us the third, and true, Satanists, a religion/philosophy created by Anton LaVey,and the reason I called the "true Satanists" is because they're the only group who called themselves Satanist, not by others.
Now let's know these guys better.
First of all, Satanists don't believe in Satan. Satan is merely a symbol, a symbol of all carnal desires which they hold sacred.
These are nine Satanic statements:
Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence!
Satan represents vital existence, instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
Satan represents undefiled wisdom, instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted on ingrates!
Satan represents vengeance, instead of turning the other cheek!
Satan represents responsibility to the responsible, instead of concern for psychic vampires!
Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all fours, who, because of his "divine spiritual and intellectual development, has become the most vicious animal of all!
Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
Satan is the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years!
From the Satanic Bible
These are Satanic rules:
Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.
Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure that they want to hear them.
When in another's lair, show him respect or else do not go there.
If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.
Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.
Do not take that which does not belong to you unless it is a burden to the person and he cries out to be relieved.
Acknowledge the power of magic if you have used it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.
Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.
Do not harm little children.
Do not kill non-human animals unless attacked or for your food.
When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.
Anton Szandor LaVey, 1967 c.e.
And when we get to their sins it's even more interesting:
The top of the list for Satanic Sins. The Cardinal Sin of Satanism. It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity. It depends on people going along with whatever they are told. The media promotes a cultivated stupidity as a posture that is not only acceptable but laudable. Satanists must learn to see through the tricks and cannot afford to be stupid.
Empty posturing can be most irritating and isn't applying the cardinal rules of Lesser Magic. On equal footing with stupidity for what keeps the money in circulation these days. Everyone's made to feel like a big shot, whether they can come up with the goods or not.
Can be very dangerous for Satanists. Projecting your reactions, responses and sensibilities onto someone who is probably far less attuned than you are. It is the mistake of expecting people to give you the same consideration, courtesy and respect that you naturally give them. They won't. Instead, Satanists must strive to apply the dictum of "Do unto others as they do unto you." It's work for most of us and requires constant vigilance lest you slip into a comfortable illusion of everyone being like you. As has been said, certain utopias would be ideal in a nation of philosophers, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, from a Machiavellian standpoint) we are far from that point.
It's in the Nine Satanic Statements but deserves to be repeated here. Another cardinal sin. We must not pay homage to any of the sacred cows presented to us, including the roles we are expected to play ourselves. The only time self-deceit should be entered into is when it's fun, and with awareness. But then, it's not self-deceit!
That's obvious from a Satanic stance. It's all right to conform to a person's wishes, if it ultimately benefits you. But only fools follow along with the herd, letting an impersonal entity dictate to you. The key is to choose a master wisely instead of being enslaved by the whims of the many.
Lack of Perspective
Again, this one can lead to a lot of pain for a Satanist. You must never lose sight of who and what you are, and what a threat you can be, by your very existence. We are making history right now, every day. Always keep the wider historical and social picture in mind. That is an important key to both Lesser and Greater Magic. See the patterns and fit things together as you want the pieces to fall into place. Do not be swayed by herd constraints -- know that you are working on another level entirely from the rest of the world.
Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxies
Be aware that this is one of the keys to brainwashing people into accepting something "new" and "different," when in reality it's something that was once widely accepted but is now presented in a new package. We are expected to rave about the genius of the "creator" and forget the original. This makes for a disposable society.
That first word is important. Pride is great up to the point you begin to throw out the baby with the bathwater. The rule of Satanism is: if it works for you, great. When it stops working for you, when you've painted yourself into a corner and the only way out is to say, "I'm sorry, I made a mistake, I wish we could compromise somehow," then do it.
Lack of Aesthetics
This is the physical application of the Balance Factor. Aesthetics is important in Lesser Magic and should be cultivated. It is obvious that no one can collect any money off classical standards of beauty and form most of the time so they are discouraged in a consumer society, but "an eye" for for beauty, for balance, is an essential Satanic tool and must be applied for greatest magical effectiveness. It's not what's supposed to be pleasing -- it's what is. Aesthetics is a personal thing, reflective of one's own nature, but there are universally pleasing and harmonious configurations that should not be denied.
Anton Szandor LaVey, 1987 c.e.
There only remains one thing: Yes they believe in magic and that's the only thing I dislike about them. And yes, their altar IS a nude woman. But I personally don't care about this.
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