I thought I would share with you some clipping from a 'book' I read recently. I 'quoted' book because it's only 24 pages long so I suppose that 'book' really isn't the correct definition. Maybe essay would be better?
The 'essay' in question is called 'The Doors of Perception' by Aldous Huxley. Here's a Wikipedia link for Aldous Huxley if you want to read about the man. Aldous Huxley
OK. Enough of the jabbering. Here are some of the highlights from this read:
"The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain."
"The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge-"
And other wonderful phrases such as ' victim of linguistic tradition' or 'the sea flows in our veins ... and the stars are our jewels.'