About Me

Thanks for reading!

I’m Henry. This is my brain space. Feel free to disagree with anything and everything.

I’ll demonstrate to you the sort of life I wish to lead through the indelible words of those I admire:

“Have a lived life instead of a career. Put yourself in the safekeeping of good taste. Lived freedom will compensate you for a few losses… If you don’t like the style of others, cultivate your own. Get to know the tricks of reproduction, be a self-publisher even in conversation, and then the joy of working can fill your days” George Konrad

“O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life but exhaust the limits of the possible” Pindar, Pythian iii

“I know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions. Facing the blind deaf stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head” Primo Levi

“Sacrificing the earth for paradise is giving up the substance for the shadows” Victor Hugo

“The offer of certainty, the offer of complete security, the offer of an impermeable faith that can’t give way, is an offer of something not worth having. I want to live my life taking the risk all the time that I don’t know anything like enough yet; that I haven’t understood enough; that I can’t know enough; that I’m always hungrily operating on the margins of a potentially great harvest of future knowledge and wisdom. I wouldn’t have it any other way” Christopher Hitchens

“Picture all experts as if they were mammals” Christopher Hitchens

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple” Oscar Wilde

“A compass, I learned when I was surveying, it’ll… it’ll point you True North from where you’re standing, but it’s got no advice about the swamps and deserts and chasms that you’ll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead, heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp… What’s the use of knowing True North?” Abraham Lincoln

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods; There is a rapture on the lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but Nature more…” Byron

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