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Taboos

Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

To make our idea of morality center on forbidden acts is to defile the imagination and to introduce into our judgments of our fellow-men a secret element of gusto.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish essayist, poet and novelist.

We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

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