Judith hated nostalgia. It was just the waiting room for death.
Paul Cornell, Witches of Lychford
- Witches of Lychford
- “There was, in that latest poetry, no contention between the presences of life and of death; so little indeed that there had been a contention in the Sunday Times whether Stanhope were a pessimist or an optimist. He himself said, in reply to an interviewer’s question, that he was an optimist and hated it.”
- “No! the death to which Masonry alludes, using the analogy of bodily death and under the veil of a reference to it, is that death-in-life to a man’s own lower self which St. Paul referred to when he protested ‘I die daily’. It is over the grave, not of one’s dead body but of one’s lower self, that the aspirant must walk before attaining to the heights.”
- Nostalgia For The Infinite
- “An Epistle of Baphomet to the Illustrious Damozel Ana Wright, Companion of the Holy Graal, Shining Like the Moon. CONCERNING DEATH That She and Her Sisters May Bring Comfort to All Them That Are Nigh Death, and Unto Such as Love Them.”