"The most intimate reactions of human beings have been so thoroughly reified that the idea of anything specific to themselves now persists only as an utterly abstract notion: personality scarcely signifies anything more than shining white teeth and freedom from body odour and emotions. The triumph of advertising in the culture industry is that consumers feel compelled to buy and use its products even though they see through them."
- Theodor Adorno, The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception (via fuckyeahexistentialism)

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When I was a child, it was believed that animals became extinct because they were too specialized. My father used to tell us about the saber-tooth tiger’s teeth — how they got too big and the tiger couldn’t eat because he couldn’t take game anymore. And I remember my father saying, with my brother sitting there, ‘I wonder what it will be with the human beings that will be so overspecialized that they’ll kill themselves off?’

My father never found out that my brother was working on the bomb.

- Richard Feynman’s sister, Joan (via historical-nonfiction)

Well, then.

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"You’re on earth. There’s no cure for that."
- Samuel Beckett (via funeralfaerie)

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"I am fucking insane but my intentions are gold and my heart is pure."
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"A girl and her bed on Sundays are an endless love affair."
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