About me

Welcome to my blog. I’m a man who likes reading books, drinking tea and listening to heavy metal. I don’t go to mass.

I have set up facebook, twitter and tumblr pages for anyone who is interested in keeping up to date with the posts on this blog. You can also add me on Goodreads.com if you want to talk books. My email address is dukederichleau666@gmail.com. I’m always looking for suggestions!

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‘I have always been interested in the oddities of mankind. At one time I read a good deal of philosophy and a good deal of science, and I learned in that way that nothing was certain. Some people, by the pursuit of science, are impressed with the dignity of man, but I was only made conscious of his insignificance. The greatest questions of all have been threshed out since he acquired the beginnings of civilization and he is as far from a solution as ever. Man can know nothing, for his senses are his only means of knowledge, and they can give no certainty. There is only one subject upon which the individual can speak with authority, and that is his own mind, but even here he is surrounded with darkness. I believe that we shall always be ignorant of the matters which it most behoves us to know, and therefore I cannot occupy myself with them. I prefer to set them all aside, and, since knowledge is unattainable, to occupy myself only with folly.”

– Dr. Porhoët

DANZIG

“These metaphysics of magicians,
And necromantic books are heavenly;
Lines, circles, scenes, letters, and characters;
Ay, these are those that Faustus most desires.”
Faustus – Act I, Scene I

“My God, my god, look not so fierce on me!
Adders and serpents, let me breathe a while!
Ugly hell, gape not! come not, Lucifer!
I’ll burn my books!—Ah, Mephistophilis!”
Faustus – Act V, Scene II

 

 

5 thoughts on “About me

    1. Thank you so much. Delighted to hear from you. I’ve been going through a bit of a dry spell on account of school, but things should pick up in the next few months. Please let me know if you have any recommendations!

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