“Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you”
– Khalil Gibran, Lebanese artist, poet, and writer
When you have got the meaning, you can forget the words.
– Zhuangzi, Chinese philosopher (c. 369 BC – c. 286 BC)
Dāng nǐ dédào de yìsi, nǐ kěyǐ wàngjì dehuà.
Nature proceeds mechanically while the human mind begs for purpose and meaning.
– Tractatus Vitae
As soon as man lifts his nose from the ground and start sniffing at eternal problems like life and death, the meaning of a rose, or a star cluster- then he is in trouble.
-Ernest Becker, Cultural Anthropologist
Tell me what this life means,
O my prince and lover,
What is the lost secret
Of the tacit earth?
Sappho, Greek poet, 600 BCE