|Masochistic coldness represents the freezing point, the
point of dialectical transmutation, a divine latency corresponding to the catastrophe of
the Ice Age. But under the cold remains a supersensual sentimentality buried under the ice
and protected by fur; this sentimentality radiates in turn through the ice as the
generative principle of new order, a specific wrath and a specific cruelty.
The coldness is both the protective milieu and medium, cocoon and vehicle: it protects
supersensual sentimentality as inner life, and expresses it as external order, as wrath