Generalised isolation breeds graphomania, and generalised graphomania in turn intensifies and worsens isolation. The invention of printing formerly enabled people to understand one another. In the era of universal graphomania, the writing of books has an opposite meaning: everyone surrounded by his own words as by a wall of mirrors, which allows no voice to filter through from outside.
Love isn’t soft, like those poets say. Love has teeth which bite and the wounds never close.
[15 June 1977]
Begin anywhere. It will unravel.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.