7 June 2013

Quote of the day, yay!

'The more Mitchell read about religions, the world religions in general and Christianity in particular, the more he realized that the mystics were all saying the same thing. Enlightenment came from the extinction of desire. Desire didn't bring fulfillment but only temporary satiety until the next temptation came along. And that was only if you were lucky enough to get what you wanted. If you didn't, you spent your life in unrequited longing.'

-- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 160

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