“I cannot define my satisfaction, yet, it is so. I cannot define my life, yet, it is so. Is there any gift greater than this joy? Can the soul offer a prayer more perfect than this tender silence?”
Vincent, Beauty and the Beast, Season 2 Ep. 11
"On the contrary, it(pleasure) is the result of sober thinking-- namely, investigation of the reasons for every act of choice and aversion and elimination of those false ideas about the gods and death which are the chief source of mental disturbances."
"Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little."Gnostics of all levels of learning and branches of belief can appreciate his philosophy that the absence of pain is worth striving for in this life and beyond. We cannot escape some forms of pain and sometimes that same pain is the very catalyst we need to progress, but ultimately pleasure comes from doing good and being good.