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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TTT Chapter 10
« on: February 17, 2019, 12:55:38 pm »
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Souls can no more see the origins of their thoughts than they can see the backs of their heads or the insides of their entrails.  And since souls cannot differentiate what they cannot see, there is a peculiar sense in which the soul cannot self-differentiate.  So it is always, in a peculiar sense, the same time time when they think, the same place where they think, and the same individual who does the thinking.  Like tipping a spiral on its side until only a circle can be seen, the passage of moments always remains now, the carnival of spaces always sojourns here, and the succession of people always becomes me. The truth is, if the soul could apprehend itself the way it apprehended the world - if it could apprehend its origins - it would see that there is no now, there is no here, and there is no me.  In other words, it would realise that just as there is no circle, there is no soul.
- MEMGOWA, CELESTIAL APHORISMS

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You are fallen from Him like sparks from the flame.  A dark wind blows, and you are soon to flicker out.
- SONGS 6:33, THE CHRONICLE OF THE TUSK

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TTT Chapter 9
« on: February 17, 2019, 12:49:35 pm »
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In the skins of elk I pas over grasses.  Rain falls, and I cleanse my face in the sky.  I hear the Horse Prayers spoken, but lips are far away.  I slip down weed and still twig - into their palms I pool.  Then I am called out and am among them.  In Sorrow, I rejoice.
Pale endless life. This, I call my own
- ANONYMOUS, THE NONMAN CANTICLES

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TTT Chapter 8
« on: February 08, 2019, 07:53:17 pm »
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That hope is little more than the premonition of regret.  This is the first lesson of history.
- CASIDAS, THE ANNALS OF CENIE

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To merely recall the Apocalypse is to have survived it.  This is what makes The Sagas, for all their cramped beauty, so monstrous.  Despite their protestations, the poets who authored them do not tremble, even less do they grieve.  They celebrate.
- DRUSAS ACHAMIAN, THE COMPENDIUM OF THE FIRST HOLY WAR

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TTT Chapter 7
« on: February 08, 2019, 07:50:19 pm »
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Every woman knows there are only two kinds of men: those who feel and those who pretend.  Always remember, my dear, though only the former can be loved, only the latter can be trusted.  It is passion that blackens eyes, not calculation.
- ANONYMOUS LETTER

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It is far better to outwit Truth than to apprehend it.
- AINONI PROVERB

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TTT Chapter 6
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:58:05 pm »
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Of course we make crutches of one another.  Why else would we crawl when we lose our lovers?
- ONTILLAS, ON THE FOLLY OF MEN

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History.  Logic.  Arithmetic.  These all should be taught by slaves.
- ANONYMOUS, THE NOBLE HOUSE

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TTT Chapter 5
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:55:34 pm »
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To indulge it is to breed it.  To punish it is to feed it.  Madness knows no bridle but the knife
- SCYLVENDI PROVERB

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When others speak, I hear naught but the squawking of parrots.  But when I speak, it always seems to be the first time.  Each man is the rule of the other, no matter how mad or vain.
- HATATIAN, EXHORTATIONS

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TTT Chapter 4
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:55:59 pm »
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Like a stern father, war shames men into hating their childhood games
- PROTATHIS, ONE HUNDRED HEAVENS

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I returned from that campaign  far different man, or so my mother continuously complained.  "Now only the dead," she would tell me, "can hope to match your gaze".
- TRIAMIS I, JOURNALS AND DISCOURSES

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TTT Chapter 3
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:53:49 pm »
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If soot stains your tunic, dye it black.  This is vengeance.
- EKYANNUS I, 44 EPISTLES

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Here we find further argument for Gotagga's supposition that the world is round.  How else could all men stand higher than their brothers?
- AJENCUS, DISCOURSE ON WAR

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TTT Chapter 2
« on: January 06, 2019, 07:02:30 pm »
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I tell you, guilt dwells nowhere but in the eyes of the accuser.  This men know even as they deny it, which is why they so often make murder their absolution.  The truth of crime lies not with victim, but with the witness.
- HATATIAN - EXHORTATIONS

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TTT Chapter 1 (and What Has Come Before)
« on: January 06, 2019, 07:00:11 pm »
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"My heart shrivels even as my intellect bristles.  Reasons - I find myself desperate for reasons.  Sometimes I think every word written is written for shame."
- DRUSAS ACHAMIAN, THE COMPENDIUM OF THE FIRST HOlY WAR

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 25
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:57:44 pm »
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What is the meaning of a deluded life?
- AJENCIS, THE THIRD ANALYTIC OF MEN

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 24
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:56:39 pm »
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They strike down the weak and call it justice. They ungird their loins and call it reparation.  They bark like dogs and call it reason.
- ONTILLAS, ON THE FOLLY OF MEN

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 23
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:55:18 pm »
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For Men, no circle is ever closed.  We walk ever in spirals.
- DRUSAS ACHAMIAN, THE COMPENDIUM OF THE FIRST HOLY WAR

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Bring he who has spoken prophecy to the judgement of the priests, and if his prophecy is judged true, acclaim him, for he is clean, and if his prophecy is judged false, bind him to the corpse of his wife, and hang him one cubit above the earth, for he is unclean, an anathema unto the Gods.
- WARRANTS 7:48, THE CHRONICLE OF THE TUSK

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 22
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:51:43 pm »
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For all things there is a toll.  We pay in breaths, and out purse is soon empty.
- SONGS 57:3, THE CHRONICLE OF THE TUSK

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Like many old tyrants, I dote upon my grandchildren.  I delight in their tantrums, their squealing laughter, their peculiar fancies.  I willfully spoil them with honey sticks.  And I find myself wondering at their blessed ignorance of the world and its million grinning teeth.  Should I, like my grandfather, knock such childishness form them?  Or should I indulge their delusions?  Even now, as death's shadowy pickets gather about me,  I ask, Why should innocence answer to the world?  Perhaps the world should answer to innocence...
Yes, I rather like that. I tire of bearing the blame
- STAJANNAS II, RUMINATIONS

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 21
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:46:58 pm »
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And We will give over all of them, slain, to the Children of Eanna; you shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.  You shall bathe your feet in the blood of the wicked.
- TRIBES 21:13, THE CHRONICLE OF THE TUSK

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