"The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die."
"All that is solid melts into air."
"Does it require deep intuition to comprehend that man’s ideas, views, and conceptions, in one word, man’s consciousness, changes with every change in the conditions of his material existence, in his social relations and in his social life?"
"I have no admiration for culture. I have no reserve knowledge, no provisional knowledge. And everything that I learn, I learn for a particular task, and once it’s done, I immediately forget it, so that if ten years later, I have to get involved with something close to or directly within the same subject, I would have to start again from zero, with some few exceptions."
"To wait, inactive, for the final crash to happen, or to act blindly or recklessly, would be to postpone recovery until we had been forced to endure the worst forms of servitude or anarchy."
"Punk rock is so often viewed as an aesthetic of nihilism: it is commonly spoken of in its terms of dystopia; it’s energy is described as chaotic, as creating a life without rhyme or reason, as quintessentially self-destructive; it represents the path of the outcast, of someone who rejects sociality altogether"
"I must have flowers, always, and always."