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Gary Snyder Quotes: Three-fourths of philosophy and literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering.
         

Three-fourths of philosophy and literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering.


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Range after range of mountains. Year after year after year. I am still in love.

Range after range of mountains. Year after year after year. I am still in love.



Nature is orderly. That which appears to be chaotic in nature is only a more complex kind of order.

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When the mind is exhausted of images, it invents its own.



I hold the most archaic values on earth ... the fertility of the soul, the magic of the animals, the power-vision in solitude.... the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe.

I hold the most archaic values on earth ... the fertility of the soul, the magic of the animals, the power-vision in solitude.... the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe.



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