“I would definitely say pleasure is not happiness. Because I think I kill pleasure. Like, I take too much of it and therefore make it unpleasurable. Like, too much coffee, and you’re miserable, you know? And I do that to pleasure, often. There is no pleasure that I haven’t actually made myself sick on.”
Another enormously satisfying “Blank On Blank” video, set to an interview with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The list of all of of the impacts of suicide is long (though insignificant after Item One). “Afterward, everyone can’t help but re-interpret everything he every wrote, said, and did through the awareness that he ultimately killed himself” must be on that list somewhere.
It’s a shame, for instance, that sometimes we look at a Van Gogh and fail to see it as a pure joy of perception.