Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.
I have no nationality – the best possible status for an intellectual.
Within this widest concept of object, and specifically within the concept of individual object, Objects and phenomena stand in contrast with each other.
Jazz is very important. It’s not something I can put my finger on. When I’m writing at my favorite time, I like to have the gentle side of Coltrane or Brubeck on the CD player. It creates sort of a spiritual space in which I write best.
Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven’t been cut off.
Ritual is important to us as human beings. It ties us to our traditions and our histories.
By all evidence we are in the world to do nothing.
Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.
There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be.
Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.