30. If Will stops and cries Why, invoking Because, then Will stops and does nought.
31. If Power asks why, then is Power weakness.
64. I am the blue-lidded daughter of Sunset; I am the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night-sky.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
30. If Will stops and cries Why, invoking Because, then Will stops an does naught. 31. If power asks why, then power is weakness.
For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union.
When you have proved that God is merely a name for the sex instinct, it appears to me not far to the perception that the sex instinct is God.
To use legal or financial constraint to compel either abstention or submission, is entirely horrible, unnatural and absurd.
All questions of the Law are to be decided only by appeal to my writings, each for himself.
The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
He shall fall down into a pit called Because, and there he shall perish with the dogs of reason.
Love is the law, love under will.
It is the mark of the mind untrained to take its own processes as valid for all men, and its own judgments for absolute truth.
Sex is the sacred song of the soul; Sex is the sanctuary of Self.
There is no part of me that is not of the Gods.
I believe in one Gnostic and Catholic Church of Light, Life, Love and Liberty, the Word of whose Law is THELEMA .
Having to talk destroys the symphony of silence.
Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.
Your friends will notice at once that glib vacuities fail to impress, and hate you, and tell lies about you. It's worth it.
The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.
It is only necessary to destroy in oneself the roots of those motives which determine a man's course, in order to enjoy the omnipotence and immunity of a god.
Truth! Truth! Truth! crieth the Lord of the Abyss of Hallucinations.
Initiation means the Journey Inwards: nothing is changed or can be changed; but all is trulier understood with every step.
It is necessary that we stop, once for all, this ignorant meddling with other people's business. Each individual must be left free to follow his own path.
Every incarnation that we remember must increase our comprehension of ourselves as who we are.
This Universe is a wild revel of atoms, men, and stars, each one a Soul of Light and Mirth, horsed on Eternity.
The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without.
The best models of English writing are Shakespeare and the Old Testament.
Religion itself becomes offensively monotonous. On every point of vantage are pagodas -- stupid stalagmites of stagnant piety.
There are no standards of Right. Ethics is balderdash. Each Star must go on its own orbit. To hell with moral principle; there is no such thing.
Do what thou wilt, the most sublimely austere ethical precept ever uttered, despite its apparent license.
Beauty is itself so unattainable that it escapes altogether; and the true artist, like the true Mystic, can never rest.
There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.
Love is the law, love under will.
This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade 'Know Thyself!' and taught Initiation.
This complaining rambling rubbish is the substitute which has taken the place of love.
A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage point from which to view the world.
By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe.
May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!
May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early!
I am the blue-lidded daughter of Sunset; I am the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night-sky.
One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad.
The nails from a suicide's coffin, and the skull of the parricide, were of course no trouble; for Vesquit never traveled without these household requisites.
There is a splendour in my name hidden and glorious, as the sun of midnight is ever the son.
A burnt child dreads the fire.
Balance every thought with its opposition. Because the marriage of them is the destruction of illusion.
Toronto as a city carries out the idea of Canada as a country. It is a calculated crime against the aspirations of the soul and the affection of the heart.
Every man and every woman is a star.
A Man who is doing his True Will has the inertia of the Universe to assist him.
For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.