What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one’s meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.
How full of trifles everything is! It is only one’s thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.
Democritus plucked his eye out because he could not look at a woman without thinking of her as a woman. If he had read a few of our novels, he would have torn himself to pieces.
Topics: Fiction, Authors & Writing
The bread of life is better than any souffle.
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