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When I have been attacked, I have always looked at the matter impersonally. When I am publicly accused of stealing the towers of Notre Dame, I enjoy the joke thoroughly. I can’t believe that anything can hurt me. It would hurt my pride to admit it, I suppose. When a newspaper prints three columns, identifying me with Jack the Ripper, it never occurs to me that anyone in his senses would believe such rubbish. I imagine that my integrity is universally patient as sunrise; I can’t realize that I shall suffer in the estimation of anyone, or that (say) it will interfere with the sale of my books.

Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, Chapter 43

Hermetic quote Crowley Confessions newspaper identifying me with jack the ripper anyone believe such rubbish imagine my integrity universally patient as sunrise cant suffer interfere with sale of books