→ Mar 2014 "Once our mold for world making is formed it most strongly resists change. The psychedelics allow us, for a little while, to divest ourselves of these acquired assumptions and to see the universe again with an innocent eye. In T. H. Huxley’s words, we may, if we wish, “sit down in front of the facts like a child” or as Thomas Traherne, a seventeenth-century English mystic, puts it, “to unlearn the dirty devices of the world and become as it were a little child again.” Mystic and scientist have the same recipe for those who seek truth. Perhaps, if we can do this, we shall learn how to rebuild our world in another and better image."
— Humphrey Osmond, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: A Review of the Clinical Effects of Psychotomimetic Agents (1957)
→ Mar 2014 "It’s all about money, not freedom, ya’ll, okay? Nothing to do with fuckin’ freedom. If you think you’re free, try going somewhere without fucking money, okay?"
— William Melvin “Bill” Hicks (December 16, 1961 - February 26, 1994)