Quote by Bill Maher
I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder.
This quote expresses a provocative opinion regarding the connection between faith, religion, and certain extreme acts like the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The remark suggests that the deliberate destruction caused by these acts was rooted in religious conviction rather than rationality. Furthermore, it implies that religious beliefs are seen as a neurological disorder, hinting at the perception that they may stem from abnormalities in the brain rather than a rational decision-making process. Overall, this quote showcases strong skepticism towards religion and raises controversial discussions about the relationship between religious faith and human behavior.
People who use their erudition to write for a learned minority... don't seem to me favored by fortune but rather to be pitied for their continuous self-torture. They add, change, remove, lay aside, take up, rephrase, show to their friends, keep for nine years and are never satisfied. And their futile reward, a word of praise from a handful of people, they win at such a cost -- so many late nights, such loss of sleep, sweetest of all things, and so much sweat and anguish... their health deteriorates, their looks are destroyed, they suffer partial or total blindness, poverty, ill-will, denial of pleasure, premature old age and early death.
Men are not suffering from the lack of good literature, good art, good theatre, good music, but from that which has made it impossible for these to become manifest. In short, they are suffering from the silent shameful conspiracy (the more shameful since it is unacknowledged) which has bound them together as enemies of art and artists.
She represents the un-vowed aspiration of the male human being, his potential infidelity -- and infidelity of a very special kind, which would lead him to the opposite of his wife, to the woman of wax whom he could model at will, make and unmake in any way he wished, even unto death.