Quotation by Georges Bataille

The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives.
Georges Bataille (1897–1962), French novelist, critic. "Notes: To Whomever Wishes Truly to Hear Me," sct. 1, Inner Experience (1942).

Comprising the first volume of a trilogy published in France under the title La Somme Athéologique.
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