The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
The first thing to be done by a biographer in estimating character is to examine the stubs of his victim's cheque-books.silas weir mitchell
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.henry adams
When the last days were upon me, and the ugly trifles of existence began to drive me to madness like the small drops of water torturers let fall ceaselessly upon one spot of their victim's body, I loved the irradiate refuge of sleep. In my dreams I found a little of the beauty I had vainly sought in life, and wandered through old gardens and enchanted woods.h. p. lovecraft
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