Wednesday, November 12, 2008

RESTLESSNESS

"You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book(Lady Chatterley, for instance), or you take a trip, or you talk with Richard, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom(when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this(or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death.”

Anais Nin


2 comments:

Mr. Hare said...

That is so how I am feeling right now> i have been miss using myself for such a long time now. And what with the whole world falling to shit and finally someone responsible in charge, I think i might take my leave. Way to go Sharmz! x

bottledacid said...

I love this quote