Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
— James Hillman

Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.
William S. Burroughs functioning quote

Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.
— Ernest Hemingway

A functioning police state needs no police.
— William S. Burroughs

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
— Ernest Hemingway