Thursday, February 26, 2009

"And no doubt it is more comfortable to submit to a blind enslavement than to work for liberation: the dead, for that matter, are better adapted to the earth than are the living."

Simone de Beauvoir, from The Second Sex

Monday, January 5, 2009

It [myth] is simply a way controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and a significance to the immense panorama of futility and suffering which is contemporary history.

T.S. Eliot, 'Ulysses', Order, and Myth (1928)