David Axe on the world he sees.

“The more of the world I see, the less sense it makes. The more different people I meet, the less I believe in their humanity. The older I get, the less comfortable I am in my own skin. We are a world at war, sometimes quietly, often not. We are the cleverest monsters, and we deserve everything we’ve got coming.

“Everything falls apart. Everyone dies in time. In the great, slow reduction of our lives and history, the things we can believe in shrink into a space smaller than our own bodies. To preserve them, for as long as you might, arm yourself, and be afraid.”

-David Axe


Filed under Philosophy, Quotations

3 responses to “David Axe on the world he sees.

  1. Pingback: War Is Boring » The Quotable David Axe

  2. Greg

    The pessimist is an optimist in full possession of the facts. Bummer.

  3. EastBayClay

    Dunno about the last 3 words, but the rest…cheers.

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