Saturday, December 29, 2012

Extraordinary Discourse 101

Here's To The Outsiders 2 of 2

And now at the edge of the year, we gather in the Edge community.

I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative.
Bill Hicks

Jesus Himself, John the Baptist: Raggedy outsiders.
John Updike

...we needed three centuries of self-imposed alienation, of tearing things to pieces to see how they worked to be be able to come back to a coherent world, this time with the powers and knowledge we always felt were our birthright--powers and knowledge we had mimed with magic. But now that we have come back, we must cast away the habits of exile--the self-contempt, the illusion of alienation, the hatred of the past, the sterile existentialism, the fear of the future, the wilful imposition of meaninglessness on a universe bursting with meaning.
Frederick Turner