1. Anything that is almost probable or probably, or extremely and emphatically probable, is something [one] can almost know, or as good as know, or extremely and emphatically almost know - but it is impossible to believe. For the absurd is the object of faith, and the only object that can be believed.
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    Søren Kierkegaard

    Go home Søren. You are drunk.

     
  2. 11:51 5th Jan 2012

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    Reblogged from depressionparty

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    Most people are subjective toward themselves and objective toward all others, frightfully objective sometimes—but the task is precisely to be objective toward oneself and subjective toward all others.
    — Søren Kierkegaard, Works of Love (via depressionparty)
     
  3. One could construe the life of man as a great discourse in which the various people represent different parts of speech (the same might apply to states). How many people are just adjectives, interjections, conjunctions, adverbs? How few are substantives, active verbs, how many are copulas? Human relations are like the irregular verbs in a number of languages where nearly all verbs are irregular.
    — Søren Kierkegaard
     
  4. The more one suffers, the more, I believe, one has a sense for the comic. It is only by the deepest suffering that one acquires true authority in the use of the comic
    — Søren Kierkegaard, Stages on Life’s Way
     
  5. Boredom is the root of all evil—the despairing refusal to be oneself.
    — Søren Kierkegaard
     
  6. R Kelly is a genius.

    Seriously, one could write volumes about how his entire oeuvre is basically an existential analysis of one man’s struggle to define himself in a world of Absurdity and Dread… A story of moving from the aesthetic realm (the Club) to the realm to the ethical realm (Church)  It is, essentially, Either/Or, if Soren Kierkegaard had been an R&B singer in the late-20th and early-21st centuries.

    Kelly even shares Kierkegaard’s obsession with adopting various personae.  For Kierkegaard it was John the Silent, Hilarius Bookbinder, and Johannes Climacus, among others.  For Kelly, its Sylvester, Kellz, the “Pied Piper of R&B,” and more.

    Honestly, if I had the time and the inclination, I would love to give this the analysis it deserves.  I feel like it would be the most insane philosophical work since Ecce Homo.

     
  7. Suffering terrible inner torment I became a writer.
    — Søren Kierkegaard, from his diary