Quote of the Day

Quote with a portrait of Irvin D. Yalom.

“None of my patients are really troubled by the idea that some part of what they say might be in a book in the future. Some have expressed the very opposite feeling—the fear that they would not be interesting enough to write about.” — Irvin D. Yalom, I’m Calling the Police

Quote of the Day

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.

“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.” — Ursula K. Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas