In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world. - Emil Cioran
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Ursula K. Le Guin from “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas”
The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and
sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only
pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the
artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible
boredom of pain.