My Quotes

Just a few quotes I found in my recent notes ( recent as in a few months ago):

“To be acutely conscious is a disease, a real, honest-to-goodness disease”
-Notes from Underground/Fyodor Dostoevsky
“What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
 – The Unbearable Lightness of Being/ Milan Kundera
“The fourth way out is that of weakness. It consists in seeing the truth of the situation and yet clinging to life, knowing in advance that nothing can come of it. People of this kind know that death is better than life, but not having the strength to act rationally — to end the deception quickly and kill themselves — they seem to wait for something… The fourth way was to live like Solomon and Schopenhauer — knowing that life is a stupid joke played upon us, and still to go on living, washing oneself, dressing, dining, talking, and even writing books. This was to me repulsive and tormenting, but I remained in that position.”
-Leo Tolstoy