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Perfectionists, like the hermits of the Thebaid, take refuge from the world in private salvation

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“…Perfectionists, like the hermits of the Thebaid, take refuge from the world in private salvation. I have known many perfectionists, all of whom are remarkable for the stripping process which they carry out. Their lives are balloons from which more and more ballast has to be cast; they never have more than one suitcase, wear no pyjamas or underclothes, travel constantly and are the mystics of our time ‘pressés de trouver le lieu et la formule’. An element of guilt and expiation in their activity awakens distrust in the complacent herd and certainly perfection has a bleaching, deathwishful quality.”

 

Cyril Connolly

Enemies of Promise

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