To choose a hardship for ourselves is our only defense against that hardship. This is what is meant by accepting suffering. Those who, by their very nature, can suffer completely, utterly, have an advantage. That is how we can disarm the power of suffering, make it our own creation, our own choice; submit to it. A justification for suicide.
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
Topics: Life and Living
- Gerard de Nerval French Romantic Poet
- Guy Debord French Philosopher
- Abbie Hoffman American Political Activist
- Claude Levi-Strauss French Anthropologist
- Mary Welsh Hemingway American Journalist, Author
- Maurice Baring British Author
- Benito Mussolini Italian Head of State
- Italo Calvino Italian Journalist
- Giacomo Leopardi Italian Poet
- Samuel Beckett Irish Novelist, Playwright