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  • Doug Belshaw 12:30 pm on February 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    For one of life’s mysterious laws shows that we only notice the authentic and essential when it’s too late: youth, once it has fled, health at the moment it abandons us, freedom of the soul, that must precious essence, at the very moment when it is taken from us, or has already been taken.

    Stefan Zweig

     
  • Doug Belshaw 4:05 pm on February 21, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    The sense of liberty is a message read between the lines of constraint. Real liberty is as transparent, as odourless and tasteless, as water.

    Michael Frayn

     
  • Doug Belshaw 8:27 pm on April 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    We often mistake the very things that enable us to be free — context, meaning, facticity, situation, a general direction in our lives — for things that define us and take away our freedom. It is only with all of these that we can be free in a real sense.

    Sarah Bakewell, At the Existentialist Café, p.155
     
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