| There is more real pleasure to be gotten out
of a malicious act, where your heart is in it, than out of thirty acts of
a nobler sort.
- Mark Twain in Eruption
Malice and malignity faded out of me--or maybe I drove them out of me,
knowing that a malignant book would hurt nobody but the fool who wrote
Of all the creatures [man]...is the only one--the solitary one--that
possesses malice....He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport,
knowing it to be pain...all creatures kill...man is the only one...that
kills in malice, the only one that kills for revenge.
Portrait from the Dave Thomson collection
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