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Saturday, August 12, 2006


"And then came, as if to my final and irrevocable overthrow, the spirit of PERVERSENESS. Of this spirit philosophy takes no account. Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart --one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man. Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action, for no other reason than because he knows he should not? Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgment, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such?"

E. A. Poe
The Black Cat


Blogger mugwump said...

I'm okay, you're okay, but Poe.... was a lunatic. I was obsessed with his writings when I was about 10. It's so funny to look back now at how spooked I was - he was a thrilling alternative to Judy Blume and Shel Silverstein.

5:52 AM  
Blogger Dr. Metal said...

This quote, which I love, seems to conflict, at least in spirit, with your own quote about consuming poo. It's perverse, gross, etc. That's in part why people do it, right?

And I think you'd do it for a couple of million bucks.

5:30 AM  

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