"Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave."
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (via abystle)
"The past of human existence as a whole is not a nothing, but that to which we always return when we have put down deep roots. But this return is not a passive acceptance of what has been, but its transmutation."
Martin Heidegger (via hierarchical-aestheticism)