Eric G. Wilson





Eric G. Wilson



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Against Happiness: In Prais...

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Everyone Loves a Good Train...

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Keep It Fake: Inventing an ...

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My Business Is to Create: B...

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The Strange World of David ...

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The Mercy of Eternity: A Me...

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The Melancholy Android: On ...

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The Spiritual History of Ic...

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Secret Cinema: Gnostic Visi...

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Coleridge's Melancholia: An...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2004
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“Surely some of you have felt the same way that I do. You have turned sullenly from those thousands of glowing, perfect teeth lighting the American landscape and slouched to the darkness—the half-lighted room, the twilight forest, the empty café. There you have sat and settled into the bare, hard fact that the world is terrible in its beauty, indifferent much of the time, incoherent and nervous and resplendent when on certain evenings, when the clouds are right, a furious owl swooshes luridly from the horizon. You feel that sweet pressure behind your eyes, as if you would at any minute explode into hot tears. You long to languish in this unnamed sadness, this vague sense that everything is precious because it is dying, because you can never hold it, because it exists for only an instant.”
Eric G. Wilson, Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy

“Creating doesn't make us unhappy, unhappiness makes us creative. To create is to live, and in living, we want only to creat more, to set our foundations depper and reach higher toward the sky. If sadness is what makes us creative, then sadness is nothing else but life.”
Eric G. Wilson

“To desire only happiness in a world undoubtedly tragic is to become inauthentic.”
Eric G. Wilson

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