Friday, June 24, 2011

That commonplace miracle

"A New Hampshire high school student reading an ancient Chinese poem and being moved - a theory of literature that cannot account for that commonplace miracle is worthless."

"Being is not an idea in philosophy, but a wordless experience we have from time to time."

"I still think Camus was right. Heroic lucidity in the face of the absurd is about all we really have."

"One writes because one has been touched by the yearning for and the despair of ever touching the Other."

 'The Monster loves his Labyrinth: Notebooks', Charles Simic 

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