|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:
to support, our trade, our art, our profession to pursue. In
that sense no doubt we are tied; but I take it that these things
are like the wheelbarrow which a man uses while he is at work.
It may irk him at times, but he sticks to it with a good heart,
and with a certain joy because it is the instrument of a noble
purpose. That is all right. But to be chained to it, not to
be able to leave it when the work of the day is done--that is
indeed an ignoble slavery. I would say, then, take care that
even with these things, these necessary arts of life, you
preserve your independence, that even if to some degree they may
confine your body they do not enslave your mind.
Pagan and Christian Creeds
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Under the Red Robe by Stanley Weyman:
'But the Cardinal!' he cried in a quavering voice. 'The
Cardinal, M. de Berault! The last man you killed is not
forgotten yet. This time he will be sure to--'
'Leave me, do you hear?' I hissed. The fellow's impudence
passed all bounds. It was as bad as his croaking. 'Begone!' I
added. 'I suppose you are afraid that he will kill me, and you
will lose your money.'
Frison fell back at that almost as if I had struck him, and I
turned to my adversary, who had been awaiting my motions with
impatience. God knows he did look young as he stood with his
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche:
domestic animal; the clumsy and indignant collection of
everything of the nature of servitude and bondage which the
position of woman in the hitherto existing order of society has
entailed and still entails (as though slavery were a counter-
argument, and not rather a condition of every higher culture, of
every elevation of culture):--what does all this betoken, if not
a disintegration of womanly instincts, a defeminising? Certainly,
there are enough of idiotic friends and corrupters of woman among
the learned asses of the masculine sex, who advise woman to
defeminize herself in this manner, and to imitate all the
stupidities from which "man" in Europe, European "manliness,"
Beyond Good and Evil