misanthrope: a general dislike, distrust, contempt, or hatred of the human species or a disposition to dislike and/or distrust other people’s silent consensus about reality.

“What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil.”

– Norman Mailer

“These social reformers and philanthropists get so out of hand, harbor so many discreditable desires under the guise of loving their kind, that in the end there’s more to find fault with in them than in us.” – Virginia Woolf

from: glassceiling

“I wanted him to get to the plot, to introduce actual “living” characters – I recalled this was a love story – and to leave the world of ideas behind. Here we were, two people lying in bed, Eunice’s worried head propped on my collarbone, and I wanted us to feel something in common. I wanted this complex language, this surge of intellect, to be processed into love. Isn’t that how they used to do it a century ago, people reading poetry to one another?” – Super sad true love story

“What he wants almost certainly doesn’t even exist: the Platonic essence of Pallas. Like goddesses of screen and runway, her inaccessibility is the key to her allure. According to Plato, love is the desire for the good; yet it’s hard to see how his desire for Pallas can lead to anything but trouble. In The Symposium, Aristophanes defines us, qua lovers, as human sores seeking to be healed.” – Model Behavior

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