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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Torture Garden.

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"You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which make you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they supress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilised world."
The Torture Garden
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ss311 wrote on Sep 27th, 2007 5:52pm

The Torture Garden was so far ahead of its time. An excellent book.

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AlkalineCherrya wrote on Oct 1st, 2007 7:26am

Mhm

I'm trying to get my hands on a copy.

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misfitsdisciple wrote on Jun 11th, 2008 7:17am

thats a pretty good quote. i'd be interested in reading that book.

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