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November 21, 2012

TT: Almanac

"Man--man was an animal which thought. By God he paid a price for it! Heaven and hell and conscience. Mystics and dingy chapels smelling of sweat, paranoiacs crazy for power, fakirs and fakers--all the unlovely gang. Christ, what a swindle. What a folly. One wasn't above it, though--not quite. Part of the horror was built-in; a part was inescapable. Well, there was virtue in knowing it. What could be ducked one ducked, turning a cool intelligence against a foolish world. And what one couldn't duck at least one could see clearly. Most problems were unreal and all the big ones."

William Haggard, Venetian Blind

Posted November 21, 2012 12:00 AM

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