Who has no taste of acid on his tongue – Jack Spicer
Consider the page not as a space, but as a death occurring in the gap between writing and wanting to say – Steve McCaffery
Experimentation on ourselves is our only identity – Deleuze, Negotiatons
Do not ask me who I am and do not ask me to remain the same – Foucault
A pervasive murmuring everywhere. But where is the sun? Tja, with everything so sunny, you forget the sun itself. – Robert Walser
Lebniz in a letter to Malebranche: My Reverend Father
While returning to my home I thought deeply about what both of us said. It is very true, as you clearly acknowledged, that we would not be able to reflect enough on all things in the heat of conversation, unless we subjected ourselves to rigorous rules, which would be too tedious. However it is much more convenient to follow these rules on paper. I wanted to try this out.
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura: For fools always have a greater admiration and liking for any idea that they see obscured in a mist of paradoxical language, and adopt as true what suceeds in prettily tickling their ears and is painted with a specious sound. (Book 1: 640.2-4)
“If you let a coin fall and it falls, the next time it is just by an infinite coincidence that it will fall again the same way; hundreds of other coins on other hands will follow this pattern in an infinitely unimaginable fashion”.” Alfred Jarry
Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book. – Stephan Mallarme
Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. – Isaiah 34:16
The ethic of a truth is absolutely opposed to opinion – Badiou
But let us close this parenthesis and with a light heart open the next – Beckett, Unnamable
The conditions of a solitary bird are five:
First, that it flies to the highest point.
Second, that it does not seek after company, not even its own kind.
Third, that it aims its beak to the wind. Fourth, that it has no definite color.
Fifth, that it sings very sweetly. (John of the Cross: Sayings of Light and Love)