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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Poe

"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

2 Comments:

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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