"Irony functions somewhere between the aesthetic and the moral. Born of dissatisfaction and coldly critical of any imperfection, it remains egotistical and does not invite consent in spite of its possible truthfulness. But humor reveals understanding. It has a warm, forgiving, and sympathetic note and reconciles us with weakness or sin, whereas irony remains haughty and critical. There is, then, in humor the suggestion of a religious conscience, a sense of tragedy combined with the comic, and a promise of hope or reconciliation. But it may also contain a note of lonliness and even pain; it is frequently beyond communication and born from suffering; it thus prepares the religious stage in life." -William Hubben. "Sören Kierkegaard." Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche & Kafka. New York: Touchstone, 1997 (1952). p. 36.
"...disorder is the worst thing in small talents." -Franz Kafka. "26 Dec 1910." The Diaries of Franz Kafka: 1910-1913. Trans. Joseph Kresh. Ed. Max Brod. New York: Schocken, 1948. 345. Partial trans. of Tagebücher und Briefe [Journal and Letters]. Prague: Sohn, 1937.
"When people argue about politics, often what they say amounts to nothing more than unexamined prejudice shouted into a void of passionate misunderstanding." -Cary Tennis. "I Hate Being Wrong!" Since You Asked. San Francisco: Salon Media Group, 8 April 2005.
"Every act, therefore, with the thoughts and words which determine its performance, is a sacrament." -Liber Artemis Iota