Georges Bernanos Quote
I know the compassion of others is a relief at first. I don't despise it. But it can't quench pain, it slips through your soul as through a sieve. And when our suffering has been dragged from one pity to another, as from one mouth to another, we can no longer respect or love it.
The Diary of a Country Priest (ed. Da Capo Press, 2002) - ISBN: 9780786709618