Saturday, January 23, 2010

Daily Dose

From The Charles Lamb Day Book, edited by E. V. Lucas


"I confess that I do feel the differences of mankind, national or individual, to an unhealthy excess. I can look with no indifferent eye upon things or persons. Whatever is, is to me a matter of taste or distaste; or when once it becomes indifferent, it begins to be disrelishing. I am, in plainer words, a bundle of prejudices -- made up of likings and dislikings -- the veriest thrall to sympathies, apathies, antipathies."

From the entry for January 23rd, taken from the essay, Imperfect Sympathies.

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