Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The whole business of your life overwhelms you when you live alone. One's stupefied by it. To get rid of it you try to daub some of it off on to people who come to see you, and they hate that. To be alone trains one for death.
Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961), French author. the narrator (Ferdinand Bardamu), in Journey to the End of the Night, p. 328 (1932, trans. 1934, repr. 1966).