Quote #129

Most fortunately it happens, that since reason is incapable of dispelling these clouds, Nature herself suffices to that purpose, and cures me of this philosophical melancholy and delirium, either by the relaxing this bent of mind, or by some avocation, and lively impression of my senses, which obliterate all these chimeras. I dine, I play a game of backgammon, I converse, I am merry with my friends; and when, after three or four hours amusement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so cold, and strained, and ridiculous, that I cannot find in my heart to enter into them any further

David Hume

One reply on “Quote #129”

Aha. I remember this quote – but last time I saw it it was without the first sentence. Now it’s even better – thinking of reasons why things ought to be without clouds definitely doesn’t make them go away – but people and the general forwardness of happening makes me happy again without any reason. Good. Irrationality perhaps best?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *