Jay William Hudson had this to say about it:
Indeed, seek pleasure as if it were the only ideal in life and you never achieve it; it eludes you. The saddest and most jaded being on this earth is the professional pleasure-seeker. The life of pleasure, as in the case of Faust, comes upon its own tragic self-defeat.
(Quoted from page 298 of The Life of the Creative Spirit, by H. Charles Romesburg. Xlibris, 2001.)
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