Quotes

11 November 2014
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
11 November 2014
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
11 November 2014
One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
11 November 2014
The exercise of letters is sometimes linked to the ambition to contruct an absolute book, a book of books that includes the others like a Platonic archetype, an object whose virtues are not diminished by the passage of time.
11 November 2014
Universal history is the history of a few metaphors.
11 November 2014
Perhaps universal history is the history of the diverse intonation of some metaphors.
11 November 2014
Reading ... is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.
11 November 2014
Life and death have been lacking in my life.
11 November 2014
Life itself is a quotation.
11 November 2014
Imprecision is tolerable and verisimilar in literature, because we always tend towards it in life.

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