The Blog of Neel Burton – Psychiatrist, Philosopher, Writer, and Wine Lover
25 Oct 2013 3 Comments
by Neel Burton
in Philosophy, Psychiatry/psychology
Tags: idleness, manic defence, tedtalks
To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.
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Oct 26, 2013 @ 07:04:06
I remember reading about someone who enjoyed spending long periods lying on his back and looking up at the sky because it was the best way he knew of ‘slowing time’. Was it in Heller’s Catch-22, anyone?
Oct 06, 2014 @ 18:42:25
But… “Le plus lourd fardeau c’est d’exister sans vivre” or, in my Australian accent, “The most heavy burden is to exist, without living”
Oct 06, 2014 @ 18:43:00
Victor Hugo, “Les Châtiments”
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