I purposely made it impossible to contact you. And now I’m sad we haven’t talked.
”.. the monstrous thing is not that men have created roses out of this dung heap, but that, for some reason or other, they should want roses. For some reason or other man looks for the miracle, and to accomplish it he will wade through blood. He will debauch himself with ideas, he will reduce himself to a shadow if for only one second of his life he can close his eyes to the hideousness of reality. Everything is endured—disgrace, humiliation, poverty, war, crime—in the belief that overnight something will occur, a miracle, which will render life tolerable. And out of the endless torment and misery no miracle comes forth, no microscopic vestige even of relief.”
(via henry miller)
“The cruelest trick God knows is letting poor people live.”
Ann Druyan, on her late husband Carl Sagan.