Voluptuaries, consumed by their senses, always begin by flinging themselves with a great display of frenzy into an abyss. But they survive, they come to the surface again. And they develop a routine of the abyss: ''It's four o clock. At five I have my abyss... ''
Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954)
Profession: French Author
Dissipation is a form of self-sacrifice.
Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
Profession: American Author, Philosopher
They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of asceticism was supposed to give and quite often did not.
Author: Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)
Profession: American short-story Writer, Novelist