Notable Quotables: 12.15.09

As final exams wear on, scenesters submit favorite quotes from their current studying endeavors.

“Praise Love. In present circumstances, he does the best for us that can be done.”

— Plato. The Symposium. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1999. Print. Translated by Christopher Gill.

“It seems plausible then that the will to happiness along these lines is thus allied with a certain will to mediocrity, if great creativeness or great love are excluded.”

— Theron, Stephen. “Happiness and Transcendent Happiness.” Religious Studies 21.3 (1985): 349-367. Print.

“For the lover it is quite certain that happiness is not achieved through a plan of life facilitating the heaping up of the greatest amount of varied goods. It is, rather, more closely approached by (or perhaps is) the attainment of some kind of union, through vision, knowledge, touch, or some form of compenetration, with a beloved, typically personal object, in whose company he may as it were delight to swing the world as a cheap trinket at his wrist.”

— Theron, Stephen. “Happiness and Transcendent Happiness.” Religious Studies 21.3 (1985): 349-367. Print.

Submitted by Raisa Bruner

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