Source : "Book of Humorous Quotations" edited by Connie Robertson, (p. 83), 1998.
“The sinister, the terrible never deceive: the state in which they leave us is always one of enlightenment. And only this condition of vicious insight allows us a full grasp of the world, all things considered, just as a frigid melancholy grants us full possession of ourselves. We may hide from horror only in the heart of horror. (â€œThe Medusaâ€)”