Banality is a terribly likely consequence of the underused of a good mind. That is why in particular it is a female affliction.
Cynthia Propper-Seton quotes
"I would say I’m sorry he didn’t make it,… "I would say I'm sorry he didn't make it, ... And I don't mean that in a flip way. I'm sorry he didn't get to see everything that happened because of him and to have enjoyed this part of this life. He would have had a great relationship with his sons." - Cynthia Lennon
Cynthia Ozick The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap. Cynthia Ozick quotes
affliction To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare. - Benjamin Franklin
"It was as though in those last minutes he (Eichmann)… "It was as though in those last minutes he (Eichmann) was summing up the lessons that this long course in human wickedness had taught us the lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil" - Hannah Arendt