O mundo que venci deu-me um amor,
Um troféu perigoso, este cavalo
Carregado de infantes couraçados.
O mundo que venci deu-me um amor
Alado galopando em céus irados,
Por cima de qualquer muro de credo,
Por cima de qualquer fosso de sexo.
O mundo que venci deu-me um amor
Amor feito de insulto e pranto e riso,
Amor que força as portas dos infernos,
Amor que galga o cume ao paraíso.
Amor que dorme e treme. Que desperta
E torna contra mim, e me devora
E me rumina em cantos de vitória…

– Mário Faustino

… it is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type. In a review of the relevant literature it is shown that happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptons, is associated with a range of cognitive abnormalities, and probably reflects the abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. One possible objection to this proposal remains - that happiness is not negatively valued. However, this objection is dismissed as scientifically irrelevant.

Philip Roth in Sabbath’s Theater