Üç çeşit meslek varmış : mühendislik,doktorluk,bir de hukukçuluk.Ben ressam olmak istiyordum.Babam böyle bir meslek olmadığını söyledi.Prens Paradoks'tan bahsetsem kim bilir ne der? Belki şimdi sizin yanınızda Dorian Gray'lik yaparım bir süre. Sonra beni Lord Henry'liğe terfi ettirirsiniz. Masrafı neyse veririm. Fakat bir sıfatla başlamak istiyorum. Bu çocuk ilerde büyük adam olacak gibi ne olduğu belirsiz bir tanımla değil..

Tutunamayanlar / Oğuz Atay


We were never born


"I have lots of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree on a cold winter day. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don't worry. It's all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don't know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever. 
Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop, stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, It is all one vast awakened thing. I call it the golden eternity.
We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. 
I know this from staring at mountains months on end. They never show any expression, they are like empty space, but the emptiness of space will never crumble away because it was never born."

jack kerouac