Let us say in passing that since (philosophical) remedies are often worse than the malady, our age, in order to be cured of the Plato sickness, has swallowed such doses of a relativist, vaguely skeptical, lightly spiritualist and insipidly moralist medicine, that it is in the process of gently dying, in the small bed of its supposed democratic comfort.
The aphorism is only useful in small measured doses but even then it’s only a kind of intellectual placebo, prompting ideas the reader should have prompted in themselves anyway.
When you have committed an action that you cannot bear to think about, that causes you to writhe in retrospect, do not seek to evade the memory: make yourself relive it, confront it repeatedly over and over, till finally, you will discover, through sheer repetition it loses its power to pain you. It works, I guarantee you, this sure-fire guilt-eradicator, like a homeopathic medicine — like in small doses applied to like. It works, but I am not sure that it is a good thing.mary mccarthy
Money in doses disproportionate to our needs enslaves.gerry spence
Exhibitionism is like a drug. Hooked in adolescence I was now taking doses so massive they would have killed a novice.Quentin Crisp