"Man is head ..." Quote of Rene Daumal

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Man is head, chest and stomach. Each of these animals operates, more often than not, individually. I eat, I feel, I even, although rarely, think.... This jungle crawls and teems, is hungry, roars, gets angry, devours itself, and its cacophonic concert does not even stop when you are asleep.

René Daumal
René Daumal (1908-1944), French poet, critic. repr. In The Lie of The Truth, trans. by Phil Powrie (1989). "The Lie of the Truth," vol. 2, Essais et Notes, ed. Claudio Rugafiori (1972).
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