"there’s a constant fever of human unhappiness that characterizes our condition."

Just finished reading the interesting nerve.com interview with John Updike, which offered such gems as this:

What Freud had proclaimed was that happiness relates to sex. If your sex is good, you are good. If it’s not, you’re not. That kind of sexual fulfillment was very hard to attain. And even once you attain it, it tends to leak away, so there’s a constant fever of human unhappiness that characterizes our condition.

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