Thursday, November 5, 2009

I regret nothing.

"I regret nothing. No woman with any self-respect would have done less. The question of good and evil will always be one of philosophy's most intriguing problems, up there with the problem of existence itself. I'm not quarreling with your choice of issues, only with your intellectually diminished approach. If evil means to be self-motivated, to live on one's own terms, then every artist, every thinker, every original mind, is evil. Because we dare to look through our own eyes rather than mouth cliches lent us from the so-called Fathers. To dare to see is to steal fire from the Gods. This is mankind's destiny, the engine which fuels us as a race." -Janet Finch


  1. I must be Oh so evil then. I will have to look up more of her work. Love her perspective.

  2. She wrote the books White Oleander and Paint it Black. Although the books are somewhat average, there are gold-mines like this quote all throughout both of them. :)