posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:18 AM
"I’m a man in search of his true self. How archetypically American can you get?
looking for his true self. We’re all trying to fulfill ourselves, understand ourselves, get in touch with ourselves, get ahold of
ourselves, face the reality of ourselves, explore ourselves, expand ourselves.
Ever since we dispensed with God, we’ve got nothing but ourselves
to explain this meaningless horror of life. We’re all weekending at est
or meditating for forty minutes a day or squatting on floors in a communal OM or locking arms in quasi-Sufi dances or stripping off the deceptions of
civilized life and jumping naked into a swimming pool filled with other naked searchers for self.
Well, I think that true
self, that original
self, that first
self, is a real, mensurate, quantifiable thing
, tangible and
incarnate. And I’m going to find the f**ker!"
- Edward Jessup, Ph.D.
(after several glasses of wine)
in Paddy Chayefsky's Altered States
P.S. He did too.
edit on 6/9/2013 by maquino because: typo.