Quote of the Day:

Yevgeny Zamyatin

  • Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought.
  • Explosions are not comfortable.
  • Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought.
  • The most effective way of destroying art is the canonization of one given form. And one philosophy.
  • It is said there are flowers that bloom only once in a hundred years. Why should there not be some that bloom once in a thousand, in ten thousand years? Perhaps we never know about them simply because this "once in a thousand years" has come today.
  • The only means of ridding man of crime is ridding him of freedom.
  • It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write, walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes, and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in search, in questions, in torment.
  • Along the blade of a knife lies the path of paradox—the single most worthy path of the fearless mind . . . .
  • The old, slow, creaking descriptions are a thing of the past; today the rule is brevity - but every word must be supercharged, high-voltage.
  • O, mighty, divinely delimited wisdom of walls, boundaries! I is perhaps the most magnificent of all inventions. Man ceased to be a wild animal only when he build the first wall. Men ceased to be a wild man only when we built the Green Wall, only when, by means of that wall, we isolated our perfect machine world from the irrational, ugly world of trees, birds, and animals...