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"It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper understanding"-Vicent Van Gogh

Quote: "I have often seen a room full of people, a city full of people, a country full of people seized with an intoxication and frenzy in which many individuals become a unit, a homogeneouse mass, and all individuality is extinguished. In a surge of unanuimity, all individual impulses mege into a single mass impulse and hundreds, thousands, or millions are seized with a rapture, a selfless devotion and heroism, which express themselves at first in outcries, tears, and touching declaration of brotherhood and end in war, madness and rivers of blood. My instinct as an individualist and artist has always warned me most urgently agaist this capacty of men for becoming drunk on collective suffering, collective pride, collective hatred and collective honor. When this morbid exaltation becomes perceptible in a room, a hall,. a village, a city or a coutry, I grow cold and ddistrustful, a shiver comes over me, for already, while most of my fellow men are still weeping with rapture and enthusiasm, still cheering and venting protestations of brotherhood, I see blood flowing and cties going up in flames."-Hesse (From Reflections, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974, p.10)
My top literary selections. Please email me, if you know of a good book not on my list.

War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Shunryu Suzuki

Journey to Ixlan, Carlos Casteneda

Demain, Hermann Hesse

Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

Poems by Hafiz
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