The Garden Of

 From a conversation on Tumblr, available HERE:

  • “Evil is unspectacular and always human.” ~W.H. Auden
  • “This is the great treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.”  ~Ursula K. LeGuin
  • “I just think goodness is more interesting. Evil is constant. You can think of different ways to murder people, you can do that at age five, but you have to be an adult to consciously, deliberately be good– and that’s complicated.”  ~Toni Morrison
  • “Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.”  ~Simon Weil
  • “Evil comes from a failure to think. It defies thought for as soon as thought tries to engage itself with evil and examine the premises and principles from which it originates, it is frustrated because it finds nothing there. That is the banality of evil.”  ~Hannah Arendt

1 Comment

  1. oh! so thought provoking! i like the first quote the most!

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