A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan
Why are there so many notable German philosophers in the 20th century? Martin Heidegger used a lot of neologisms in many fascinating concepts like I do which is not accepted in the considered mainstream language. Struggling to find a person like this for a while even though I wanted. His terminology in main interests is also what I’m all about. I recommend having a read of his Wikipedia page of links.
- Being and time determine each other reciprocally, but in such a manner that neither can the former – Being – be addressed as something temporal nor can the latter – time – be addressed as a being.
- There is no such thing as an empty word, only one that is worn out yet remains full.
- One expects philosophy to promote, and even to accelerate, the practical and technical business of culture by alleviating it, making it easier.
- We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
- When modern physics exerts itself to establish the world’s formula, what occurs thereby is this: the being of entities has resolved itself into the method of the totally calculable
- Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought
- Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.
- As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself
- Language is the house of the truth of Being
- So it’s clear from whence the history of philosophy is the inner movement of the course of spirit, that is, of absolute subjectivity, towards itself.
- Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can’t be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one
- Why is love beyond all measure of other human possibilities so rich and such a sweet burden for the one who has been struck by it? Because we change ourselves into that which we love, and yet remain ourselves. Then we would like to thank the beloved, but find nothing that would do it adequately. We can only be thankful to ourselves. Love transforms gratitude into faithfulness to ourselves and into an unconditional faith in the Other. Thus love steadily expands its most intimate secret. Closeness here is existence in the greatest distance from the other- the distance that allows nothing to dissolve – but rather presents the “thou” in the transparent, but “incomprehensible” revelation of the “just there”. That the presence of the other breaks into our own life – this is what no feeling can fully encompass. Human fate gives itself to human fate, and it is the task of pure love to keep this self-surrender as vital as on the first day.
- The small are always dependent on the great; they are “small” precisely because they think they are independent. The great thinker is one who can hear what is greatest in the work of other “greats” and who can transform it in an original manner
- Freedom is only to be found where there is burden to be shouldered. In creative achievements this burden always represents an imperative and a need that weighs heavily upon man’s mood, so that he comes to be in a mood of melancholy. All creative action resides in a mood of melancholy, whether we are clearly aware of the fact or not, whether we speak at length about it or not. All creative action resides in a mood of melancholy, but this is not to say that everyone in a melancholy mood is creative
- What seems natural to us is probably just something familiar in a long tradition that has forgotten the unfamiliar source from which it arose. And yet this unfamiliar source once struck man as strange and caused him to think and to wonder
- The poets are in the vanguard of a changed conception of Being
So many people have written about his ideas, I feel like I’m missing out. Just makes me more focused on one of my upcoming nonfiction books I’m desperate to continue connecting dots with. I just keep seeing correlations on all the quotes I share making me think I need more research..