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A Code

Believe this. Believe that every second spent following this code is a second not spent leading your own life. Believe that every second spent contemplating this code is a minute not spent acting. Believe that you cannot dismiss every conceivable situation with a...

The Maelstrom

The designation of time. Organisation. Order. For many these are necessary tasks. For some they are the emergency brakes they apply to a car skidding out of control, for others they have always been there, a foundation upon which to base a life in which all is an...

How to be Pure

How long can a man hold the gates shut? If his will and his nerve is there, he can hold them shut for all his life. But a man’s life is short, and the carrion fly overhead all the time. One day, he will fall to the ground and not be able to press himself against...

The Necessity of Anger

He who sees injustice and does not become angry is not a good man. I had a dream one night. I was perfectly calm and clear. I saw trees being hacked down and birds being shot out of the air… and I walked on, calm and clear. I saw my books being burned… and walked on,...

On Greatness

You may have become used to being told that you are special. You were told by the masters of what some now call the ‘first dynasty’ that you are the wolf among the sheep. You have been told that the ratio of the gifted to the non-gifted is 1 to 50,000, and that the...

Rhapsody

I Pianists are just glorified typists, artists are just glorified painters and decorators. We talk of talent, people who are gifted, as if it were some mystical quality. People are born as chains of cells, built up from genetic codes, it is a matter of mathematics and...