As a confirmed melancholic, I can testify that the best and maybe only antidote for melancholia is action. However, like most melancholics, I suffer also from sloth.

Edward Abbey (1927-1989) American anarchist, writer, environmentalist
A Voice Crying in the Wilderness, ch. 4, “Life and Death and All That” (1989)
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2 Responses to A Voice Crying in the Wilderness, ch. 4, “Life and Death and All That” (1989)

  1. David Newman says:

    Google book search shows that this comes from Abbey’s book “A Voice Crying in the Wilderness : Notes from a Secret Journal” page 43 (see this link)

  2. *** Dave says:

    Google Book Search absolutely rocks for this kind of research.
    Thanks for the attribution.

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