Thomas ligotti Quotes

“If truth is what you seek, then the examined life will only tak...

“If truth is what you seek, then the examined life will only take you on a long ride to the limits of solitude and leave you by the side of the road with your truth and nothing else.” - Thomas Ligotti
📅︎ Dec 04
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"One look at human existence is proof enough that our species will not be released from the s...

"One look at human existence is proof enough that our species will not be released from the stranglehold of emotionalism that anchors it to hallucinations. That may be no way to live, but to opt for depression would be to opt out of existence as we consciously know it.” Thomas Ligotti
📅︎ Apr 27
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"Life is a confidence trick we must run on ourselves, hoping we do not catc...

"Life is a confidence trick we must run on ourselves, hoping we do not catch on to any monkey business that would have us stripped of our defense mechanisms and standing stark naked before the silent, starring void." -Thomas Ligotti
📅︎ Feb 01
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"We cannot live except as self-deceivers who must ...

"We cannot live except as self-deceivers who must lie to ourselves about ourselves, as well as about our unwinnable situation in this world." - Thomas Ligotti
📅︎ Nov 23
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"the pessimist is invisible in both history books and the media. Without belief in gods or ghosts,...

"the pessimist is invisible in both history books and the media. Without belief in gods or ghosts, unmotivated by a comprehensive delusion, he could never plant a bomb, plan a revolution, or shed blood for a cause. Pessimists are indeed lackadaisical as partisans in the human drama" - Thomas Ligotti
📅︎ Nov 12
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