Quotation by Malcolm Lowry

What I have absolutely no sympathy with is the legislator, the man who seeks, for his own profit, to exploit the weaknesses of those who are unable to help themselves and then to fasten some moral superscription upon it. This I loathe so much that I cannot conceivably explain how much it is.
Malcolm Lowry (1909–1957), British novelist. Letter, 1937. Selected Letters of Malcolm Lowry (1967).

Lowry was fulminating against his persecution by "spies and dogs" in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he was drinking heavily while writing Under the Volcano.
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