Quotes of Catharsis

“ Art is a form of catharsis. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk. ”

- Henry Miller

“ Laughter can be more satisfying than honor; more precious than money; more heart-cleansing than prayer. ”

- Harriet Rochlin

“ Solitude is the place of purification. ”

- Martin Buber

“ However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience. ”

- Jeanette Winterson

“ I truly believe that women of my generation can bring a new cleansing element to American public life. ”

- Georgie Anne Geyer

“ First, we insist on democracy, they on dictatorship. Then there is the matter of the continuous ethnic cleansing policy in the Kurdish areas under the control of the Iraqi government. ”

- Jalal Talabani

“ This was a calmly done cleansing of the population. We all know what happened in 1998 and 1999. ”

- Slobodan Milosevic

“ I'm a word man. See, there's this theory about the nature of tragedy, that Aristotle didn't mean catharsis for the audience but a purgation of emotions for the actors themselves. The audience is just a witness to the event taking place on stage. ”

- Jim Morrison
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