Monday, November 17, 2008

Old News

Great Aleister Crowley quote I just found. I would add most culture and entertainment, including the internet, to "news":

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The natural laziness of the mind tempts one to eschew authors who demand a continuous effort of intelligence. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.

People tell me that they must read the papers so as to know what is going on. In the first place, they could hardly find a worse guide. Most of what is printed turns out to be false, sooner or later. Even when there is no deliberate deception, the account must, from the nature of the case, be presented without adequate reflection and must seem to possess an importance which time shows to be absurdly exaggerated; or vice versa. No event can be fairly judged without background and perspective.

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Blogger John said...

Alex Crowley was a satanist, wasn't he? Marilyn Monroe was his best friend? I don't take career advice from devil worshippers. Nice try, Ninja-tek, but your corruption of my soul stops the buck here.

11:38 AM  

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