"I did not want to feel life or touch things, knowing from my experience of what happened when my temperament came into contact with the world that the sensation of living was always painful to me. But in avoiding that contact, I isolated myself and, in isolating myself, exacerbated my already excessive sensibility, for which the best thing, were it possible, would be to end all contact with anything. But such total isolation is not possible. However little I do, I still breathe, however little there is to do, I still move. And thus, with my sensibility heightened by isolation, I find that the tiniest things, which before would have had no effect even on me, buffet and bruise me like the worst catastrophe. I chose the wrong method of flight. I took an awkward short cut that led me right back to where I was, compounding the horror of living there with the exhaustion of the journey."
— The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
"I envy in everyone the fact that they are not me. Of all impossibilities, and this always seemed the greatest, this was the one that made up the greater part of my daily dose of anguish, the despair that fills every sad hour."
— The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
Jesus: It's important to help those less fortunate than you. Treat them as your brother.
Christian Conservatives: *hurriedly turn the page*
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