Weekend Quote (9)

but believe me I feel what I think; and I seem to be philosophizing only for those who do not think what they feel, because they blind themselves with their own sentiment. I know that for many people this self-blinding seems much more “human”; but the contrary is really true. For man never reasons so much and becomes so introspective as when he suffers; since he is anxious to get at the cause of his sufferings, to learn who has produced them, and whether it is just or unjust that he should have to bear them. On the other hand, when he is happy, he takes his happiness as it comes and doesn’t analyze it, just as if happiness were his right. The animals suffer without reasoning about their sufferings. But take the case of a man who suffers and begins to reason about it. Oh no! it can’t be allowed! Let him suffer like an animal, and then — ah yet, he is “human”!

Because the quote itself has been very long, I think I have no urge to explain it (lol). I took it from the same book as last weekends, Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello. There’s a character, called Father, that was so philosophical, that made me want to quote most of his words.

I should say that this quote is so true and so introspective. Human has been given heart (to feel) and mind (to think), to be used wisely, in any kind of situations. Not to be used as they please.

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5 responses to “Weekend Quote (9)

  1. Jadi pingin baca deh.. PIrandello bahasanya susah ga ya kalo baca bahasa Italianya langsung?

  2. love that quote! terutama bag ini..
    “The animals suffer without reasoning about their sufferings. But take the case of a man who suffers and begins to reason about it. Oh no! it can’t be allowed! Let him suffer like an animal, and then — ah yet, he is “human”!”

  3. Pingback: Six Characters in Search of an Author – Luigi Pirandello | Bacaan B.Zee

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