Symptom Quotes

“War is a symptom of man’s...

“War is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.” ~ Unknown (Please Tell me)
📅︎ Feb 11
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“Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times, profoundly revealing. They betray t...

“Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times, profoundly revealing. They betray the psychological tone, the deep uncertainties... [sic] and the striving for something better, plus the fear that nothing would come of it all.” -- Frank Herbert (Dune) (1965)
📅︎ Oct 28
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"One of the symptoms of an approaching ne...

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important." - Bertrand Russell
📅︎ Mar 21
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"...You who handle poverty badly will handle riches equ...

"...You who handle poverty badly will handle riches equally badly... money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms." - John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
📅︎ Jan 19
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"I am convinced that 99 percent of politics are mere symptoms and anything b...

"I am convinced that 99 percent of politics are mere symptoms and anything but a cure for social evils. About 50 percent of politics is definitely obnoxious inasmuch as it poisons the utterly incompetent mind of the masses." – Carl Jung
📅︎ Apr 22
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"Another unsettling element in modern art is ...

"Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before." — Edith Wharton
📅︎ May 09
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"Since the French Revolution influence of woman has declined in proportion to her rights and clai...

"Since the French Revolution influence of woman has declined in proportion to her rights and claims; these have proven a symptom of weakening and deadening of the most womanly of instincts. There is stupidity in this, almost masculine stupidity, of which a sensible woman is ashamed of." - Nietzsche
📅︎ Dec 09
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"There will come a time where you will abandon yourself. You will not recognize the person you ...

"There will come a time where you will abandon yourself. You will not recognize the person you are becoming. These are symptoms of ascension. You are growing into something you have not seen before. Give yourself the freedom to let go of everything you've become familiar with." - Reyna Biddy
📅︎ Dec 11
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"Another unsettling element in modern art is ...

"Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before." — Edith Wharton
📅︎ Nov 11
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"Psychologically, present-day cynics can be understood as bord...

"Psychologically, present-day cynics can be understood as borderline melancholics, who can keep their symptoms of depression under control and can remain more or less able to work" - Sloterdijk
📅︎ Jul 05
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One of the symptoms of approaching nerv...

One of the symptoms of approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. - Bertrand Russell
📅︎ Sep 20
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"I am interested in the homeless, but they're a symptom. You're treating a symptom and the ...

"I am interested in the homeless, but they're a symptom. You're treating a symptom and the disease rages on and consumes the human race. I'm talking about an overhaul of the system: putting power in different hands." - Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jed Whedon
📅︎ Mar 22
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The most powerful symptom of love...

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable. Victor Hugo
📅︎ Dec 01
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“All war is a symptom of...

“All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.” ― John Steinbeck
📅︎ Dec 19
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"Every man is eternally alone. But when you get mixed up with a fairly decent c...

"Every man is eternally alone. But when you get mixed up with a fairly decent crowd, you forget that appalling fact for long enough to give your brain time to recover from the acute symptoms of its disease - that of thinking" -Aleister Crowley
📅︎ May 01
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"Joy is the symp...

"Joy is the symptom of creation." —Vladimir Jankélévitch
📅︎ Aug 26
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Stagnancy during a period of high technology is a telling sy...

Stagnancy during a period of high technology is a telling symptom of a corrupt world, and any corruption which stymies progress must be chronicled as wholly criminal in a time of crisis.
📅︎ Jul 12
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