Sunday, February 14, 2010

Junk-Habit/Economy of the Confession

"you don't take painkillers to eradicate pain; you cultivate pain in order to get painkillers. The last thing you want is a cure or resolution to those aches and pains. You take more and more time dwelling on the pain, holding it close, cultivating it, quizzing it, stroking it... and less and less time doing whatever it was you used to do, all that annoying stuff takes you away from you and your dear dear sweet singular pain, and pain relief."
--Ian Penman, 'Notes Towards A Ritual Exorcism Of The Dead King' (from The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson, ed. Mark Fisher)

2 Comments:

Blogger Marc said...

great quote - pain is entertaining

July 20, 2010 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Is that meant to be sarcastic? I can never tell on the internet.

July 28, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

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