Divine Intoxication

The lesson of Wuthering Heights, Greek Tragedy, and ultimately, of all religions, is that there is an instinctive tendency towards divine intoxication which the rational world cannot bear. This tendency is the opposite of Good. Good is based on common interest which entails consideration for the future. Divine intoxication, to which the instincts of childhood are so closely related, is entirely in the present.

- Georges Bataille, 'Emily Bronte & Evil' taken from La Litterature et le Mal, 1957

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