Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.
— Plato (427-347 B.C.)
Plato was a bore.
— Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
— Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
I’m not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
— Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Hemingway was a jerk.
— Harold Robbins (1916-1997)
So many times, so many as now, it has oppressed me to feel myself feel — to feel anguish just for feeling, to feel the restlessness of being here, the nostalgia of something I’ve never known, the sunset of all emotions, myself yellowing, subdued to grey sadness in my external self-awareness
I am very sad and I feel more miserable than I can say, and I do not know how far I’ve come. I do not know what to do or what to think, but vehemently desire to leave this place.