As far as I am concerned, I resign from humanity. I no longer want to be, nor can still be, a man. What should I do? Work for a social and political system, make a girl miserable? Hunt for weaknesses in philosophical systems, fight for moral and aesthetic ideals? It’s all too little. I renounce my humanity even though I may find myself alone. But am I not already alone in this world from which I no longer expect anything?
—  Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair
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The Shining (1980) - Stanley Kubrick.

- Dad?
- Yes?
- Do you like this hotel?
- Yes, I do. I love it. Don’t you?
- I guess so.
- Good. I want you to like it here. I wish we could stay here forever… and ever… and ever.

If you do not find a companion, intelligent, one who associates with you, who leads a good life, lives soberly, walk alone like a king who has renounced the kingdom he has conquered … It is better to live alone; there is no companionship with a fool
—  The Buddha, The Dhammapada