“The bitter laugh laughs at that which is not good, it is the ethical laugh. The hollow laugh laughs at that which is not true, it is the intellectual laugh. Not good! Not true!Well well. But the mirthless laugh is the dianoetic laugh, down the snout - Haw! - so. It is the laugh of laughs, the risus purus, the laugh laughing at the laugh, the beholding the saluting of the highest jokes, in a...
“The loyalty we all feel to unhappiness, the sense that this where we really belong”. (Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter).