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My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.
Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows.
The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die.
Pierre de Coubertin
According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive, a sentiment and even an intoxication.
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