“Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream. And yet fools think they are awake, presuming to know that they are rulers or herdsmen. How dense!”

“How do I know that enjoying life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death we are not like people who got lost in early childhood and do not know the way home?”

“A frog in a well cannot conceive of the ocean.”

“Words are for meaning: when you’ve got the meaning, you can forget the words.”

This guy wrote these words over 2,000 years ago. Hundreds of years before the birth of Christ. Yeah. So get all this other garbage out of my face.

In the dream called Ryan I still have to do my taxes and no one is going to kiss me good-night so there’s that. At least I get to die one day—or wake up, however you want to look at it.