“All of the king’s horses
And all of the kings men
Couldn’t put my heart back together again
All of the physicians and mathematicians too
Failed to stop my heart from breaking in two”
“all is the same
time has gone by
some day you come
some day you’ll die
someone has died
long time ago”

What do I know about God and the purpose of life?
I know that this world exists.

That I am placed in it like my eye in its visual field.
That something about it is problematic, which we call its meaning.
This meaning does not lie in it but outside of it.
That life is the world.
That my will penetrates the world.
That my will is good or evil.
Therefore that good and evil are somehow connected with the meaning of the world.
The meaning of life, i.e. the meaning of the world, we can call God.
And connect with this the comparison of God to a father.
To pray is to think about the meaning of life.

  • Journal entry (11 June 1916), p. 72e and 73e

We are as forlorn as children lost in the woods. When you stand in front of me and look at me, what do you know of the griefs that are in me and what do I know of yours. And if I were to cast myself down before you and weep and tell you, what more would you know about me than you know about Hell when someone tells you it is hot and dreadful? For that reason alone we human beings ought to stand before one another as reverently, as reflectively, as lovingly, as we would before the entrance to Hell.

The sands of time are pointless in a useless ugly world
Nothing brings peace of mind, I leave nothing behind if my words are left unheard

“Necessary illusions enable us to live.”
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