"Aleister Crowley" was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poetry/poet, painting/painter, novelist, and mountaineering/mountaineer. He founded the religion and philosophy of Thelema, in which role he identified himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Aeon (Thelema)/Æon of Horus in the early 20th century.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous critics! More Aleister Crowley on Wikipedia.
The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without. Inevitably anyone with an independent mind must become 'one who resists or opposes authority or established conventions': a rebel. If enough people come to agree with, and follow, the Rebel, we now have a Devil. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have --- Greatness.Aleister Crowley