March 15 2013, 11:45 PM

The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ‘em, join ‘em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy.

 - Ursula Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
  1. the-grandeur-of-inspiration reblogged this from tigressa
  2. procrastinatingphilosophy reblogged this from bridgetomyotherlife
  3. tigressa reblogged this from ofgrammatology
  4. summerlapsedaway reblogged this from alltheladiesyouhate
  5. arcticfritillary reblogged this from acrossthefloors
  6. slaysman reblogged this from georgiahstaples
  7. cometcasualties reblogged this from 1ivb9dcxbm9
  8. 1ivb9dcxbm9 reblogged this from georgiahstaples
  9. georgiahstaples reblogged this from ofgrammatology
  10. mandyjanescg reblogged this from ofgrammatology
  11. ofgrammatology reblogged this from creep-de-resistance
  12. jojohigashikata reblogged this from spacu
  13. spacu reblogged this from barrydylan
  14. barrydylan reblogged this from sunny-burn
  15. creep-de-resistance reblogged this from sunny-burn
  16. sunny-burn reblogged this from novyymir
  17. flirtatiouslinguini reblogged this from imivi
  18. there-really-was-a-cake reblogged this from imivi
  19. imivi reblogged this from novyymir
  20. raitoning reblogged this from novyymir
  21. sugar-racer reblogged this from novyymir
  22. novyymir reblogged this from acrossthefloors
  23. venneh reblogged this from acrossthefloors
  24. cloudydrake reblogged this from acrossthefloors
  25. acrossthefloors reblogged this from pervocracy
  26. shadowseternity reblogged this from klokateercatlady