On the earth, all over it, a darkening of the world is happening. The essential happenings in this darkening are: the flight of the gods, the destruction of the earth, the reduction of human beings to a mass, the pre-eminence of the mediocre.
— Martin Heidegger - Introduction to Metaphysics (via valkyrsandravens)
Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise; my footstool the earth, my canopy the skies.
— Alexander Pope (via sciencesoup)