Saturday, April 18, 2015

Quote of the Day (Leon Wieseltier, on Why ‘Anxiety Is an Imperialism’)

“Anxiety is an imperialism; it takes over everything. One must equip oneself against it, organize a resistance. Does love make you strong? It also makes you weak, because it creates nightmarish vulnerabilities, and haunts you with the imagination of loss. Courage is not the whole answer when one is afraid not for oneself but for others. And the way we live now, a life of devotion means perpetual movement—a hurrying life.” — Leon Wieseltier, “Washington Diarist: Binocular,” The New Republic, December 12, 2013

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