Posts Tagged ‘The Moviegoer’

Only the Haters Seem Alive

May 6, 2011

Whenever I feel bad, I go to the library and read controversial periodicals. Though I do not know whether I am a liberal or a conservative, I am nevertheless enlivened by the hatred which one bears the other. In fact, this hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing about the world which is upsidedown: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive.

Walker Percy, The Moviegoer (New York: Vintage, 1998), 100.