Thursday, 26 December 2013

Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson
 Religion, mysticism and magic all spring from the same basic 'feeling' about the universe: a sudden feeling of meaning, which human beings sometimes 'pick up' accidentally, as your radio might pick up some unknown station. Poets feel that we are cut off from meaning by a thick, lead wall, and that sometimes for no reason we can understand the wall seems to vanish and we are suddenly overwhelmed with a sense of the infinite interestingness of things.

Colin Wilson
 'The Occult'



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I'm basically a writer of ideas, and the English aren't interested in ideas. The English, I'm afraid, are totally brainless.
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 The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
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Being very famous is not the fun it sounds. It merely means you're being chased by a lot of people and you lose your privacy.
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I've always been a pretty hard worker. That's how I've written over a hundred books.
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If I'd stayed on in London and carried on going to literary parties, it would have wrecked me as a writer.
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What I wanted to do was to try to create a philosophy upon a completely new foundation.
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When I was a teenager I was a total romantic escapist. My world was books.

Colin Wilson 
English Writer

Angry young men


  

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