Ecstasy

Ecstasy may refer to:

  • Ecstasy (emotion), a trance or trance-like state in which a person transcends normal consciousness
  • Religious ecstasy, a state of consciousness characterized by expanded spiritual awareness, visions or absolute euphoria
  • Ecstasy (philosophy), a term used to mean "outside-of-itself"
  • Ecstasy, a colloquial term for the drug MDMA

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Famous quotes containing the word ecstasy:

    As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    The lion shall never lie down with the lamb. The lion eternally shall devour the lamb, the lamb eternally shall be devoured. Man knows the great consummation in the flesh, the sensual ecstasy, and that is eternal. Also the spiritual ecstasy of unanimity, that is eternal. But the two are separate and never to be confused.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    They seldom looked happy. They passed one another without a word in the elevator, like silent shades in hell, hell-bent on their next look from a handsome stranger. Their next rush from a popper. The next song that turned their bones to jelly and left them all on the dance floor with heads back, eyes nearly closed, in the ecstasy of saints receiving the stigmata.
    Andrew Holleran (b. 1943)