"…the psychedelic movement is nothing new. It’s not just a unique rebellion against a ridiculous society. The hippies and the acid heads and the new flower tribes are performing a classic function, and this has gone on in history hundreds of times in the past. The empire becomes affluent, urbanized, completely hung up on material things, and then the new underground movements spring up, these are always small little groups. They are always clans. They always go back to internal experiences as opposed to external powers."
- Timothy Leary (via runrunrunning)
"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."
- Timothy Leary (via observando)
"Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others…"
- Timothy Leary (via los-icaros)
"Intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac"
- Timothy Leary (via jennster21)