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Quotation by Georges Bataille
Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence.... It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.
Georges Bataille (1897–1962), French novelist, critic. repr. In Visions of Excess: Selected Writings 1927-1939, ed. Allan Stoekl (1985). "The 'Lugubrious Game'," no. 7, Documents (Paris, Dec 1929).
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