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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Crying Inside

"To be comical on the outside and tragic within; nothing is more painfully humiliating or deeply infuriating." - Victor Hugo, L'Homme Qui Rit (1869).

Possibly one of the most succinct definitions of depression that I've come across. A man ahead of his time.

4 comments:

Colin A. Lamm said...

Hogo just painted (many years ago), to some degree, the story of my life in that quote - and I gather, many others as well.

Colin A. Lamm said...

It has been a while since you posted this. I hope everything is going well. Just wanted to let you know that I've been praying for you!

Steve Hayes said...

Isn't that the essence of the tragi-comic figure of the clown?

Les said...

Steve

I often feel I walk a slender balance between the joker and the fool.