Aleister Crowley Quotes

Religion itself becomes offensively monotonous. On every point of vantage are pagodas—stupid stalagmites of stagnant piety.
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 54 (1929, rev. 1970). On traveling along the river Irrawaddy in Burma.
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Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say "no." I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible.
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 48 (1929, rev. 1970).
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The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 4 (1929, rev. 1970).
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The greatest horrors in the history of mankind are not due to the ambition of the Napoleons or the vengeance of the Agamemnons, but to the doctrinaire philosophers. The theories of the sentimentalist Rousseau inspired the integrity of the passionless Robespierre. The cold-blooded calculations of Karl Marx led to the judicial and business-like operations of the Cheka.
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 61 (1929, rev. 1970).
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Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 64 (1929, rev. 1970). Referring to Freudian theories.
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