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)