"no serious man
 will certainly ever write anything
about any serious matter"

"...because nowadays only criminals dare to cause
disadvantages to others without a philosophy
(Robert Musil-48)

"The difference between a cannibal and a philosopher is grossly overestimated, as well as misidentified."
(Robert Musil)

"All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer)

"Si nous ne trouvons pas des choses agréables,
nous trouverons du moins des choses nouvelles"
(Cacambo in Voltaire's Candide)
"If we do not find agreeable things, we will at least find new things"

No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going
Oliver Cromwell

"I kept parents, teachers, wives and bosses at bay, so never had any decent obligations in life.
So I spent it agreeably, thinking, studying, traveling, asking, listening and trying things out."