And now you know.

Tattoo by Sheldon at Mozaik Tattoo in Shreveport, Louisiana.


“Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.” (huh?)

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2 thoughts on “And now you know.

  1. The following comments were imported from our old comment system:

    Posted on 03-15-2006 23:28:27 by The Lizardman

    I am not sure which translation has more academic cred but this quote is also often given as ‘Nothing is true, everything is permissable’ – not a big difference but one that does present nuances of importance given the context of use and origin. ‘Permissable’ seems far more in line with relevant relativism.

    Posted on 03-15-2006 23:29:06 by The Lizardman

    I am not sure which translation has more academic cred but this quote is also often given as ‘Nothing is true, everything is permissable’ – not a big difference but one that does present nuances of importance given the context of use and origin. ‘Permissable’ seems far more in line with relevant relativism.

    Posted on 03-16-2006 04:23:09 by penski
    I always had it down as permissable; the emphasis shifting the act from the past to a present or future tense.

    *n

    Posted on 03-16-2006 12:16:03 by LostSally000
    That’s cool! Uh…..yeah….

    Posted on 03-18-2006 00:07:20 by dream3r
    what is it translated from?

    Posted on 03-18-2006 04:28:22 by penski
    “According to legend, the master of the Order of Assassins uttered the famous phrase “nothing is true, everything is permitted” on his deathbed prior to his soul departing for Hell. [1] This axiom has made its way into a number of historical accounts regarding Sabbah and the Nizari Isma’ilis. As with so much of the lore surrounding the “order”, it is likely that this quote is no more true than most of the other legends circulated by Western historians, medievalists, anarchists and occultists. It is worth looking into three competing explanations for how it found acceptance and examine the probabilities of each.”

    From the link Shannon posted in the item itself ;)

    *n

  2. I just completed the xBox 360 game Assassin’s Creed this afternoon and your boss says that.
    After it turns out he was the bad guy bla-bla

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