“[Melancholic] prediction does not revolve around verifiable facts. It simply tells us: things are not what they seem to be…”

“[Melancholic] prediction does not revolve around verifiable facts. It simply tells us: things are not what they seem to be. This is a proposition that does not run the risk of ever being refuted. Melancholy feeds on its own impotence.” (37)

– Jacques Ranciere, The Emancipated Spectator