August 4th, 2010 / 8:57 pm
Craft Notes

Aleister Crowley on Writing

“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.”

“I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.”

“The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.”

“To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all. A message from the gods should be delivered at once. It is damnably blasphemous to talk about the autumn season and so on. How dare the author or publisher demand a price for doing his duty, the highest and most honorable to which a man can be called?”

“There are hardly half a dozen writers in England today who have not sold out to the enemy. Even when their good work has been a success, Mammon grips them and whispers: ‘More money for more work.’”

“Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.”

“Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.”

“With the Dagger destroyeth He.”

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