I hadn’t quite enough sense to know that what I really wanted was human companions. There aren’t such things. Every man is eternally alone. But when you get mixed up with a fairly decent crowd, you forget that appalling fact for long enough to give your brain time to recover from the acute symptoms of its disease—that of thinking.

Aleister Crowley, The Diary of a Drug Fiend

Hermetic quote Crowley The Diary of a Drug Fiend really wanted human companions every man eternally alone but mixed up crown forget appalling fact long enough brain recover symptoms thinking