When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right. This is common sense, really. You understand sleep when you are awake, not while you are sleeping. You can see mistakes in arithmetic when your mind is working properly: while you are making them you cannot see them. You can understand the nature of drunkenness when you are sober, not when you are drunk. Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either.
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via awelltraveledwoman)
One very important aspect of art is that it makes people aware of what they know and don’t know that they know.
Once the breakthrough is made there is permanent expansion of awareness.
William S. Burroughs (via reckon)
The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive.
Carlos Castaneda (via negromodelo)
What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. All things are possible. Who you are is limited only by who you think you are.
Egyptian Book of the Dead (via o-r-p-h-i-c)