Friday, July 31, 2009
The Doors of Perception
"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him."
~Aldous Huxley (Author of 'The Doors of Perception')
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern."
"The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend."
"If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel."
~Jim Morrison, The Doors