Wednesday, 8 June 2011

One Foot In The Grave

The essence of dramatic tragedy is not unhappiness.  It resides in the solemnity of the remorseless working of things. … This inevitableness of destiny can only be illustrated in terms of human life by incidents which in fact involve unhappiness.  For it is only by them that the futility of escape can be made evident in the drama.
 — Alfred North Whitehead