I Have An Almost Obsessive Relation To Writing Instruments

Take the gesture, the action of writing. I would say, for example, that I have an almost obsessive relation to writing instruments. I often switch from one pen to another just for the pleasure of it. I try out new ones. I have far too many pens – I don’t know what to do with all of them! And yet, as soon as I see a new one, I start craving it. I cannot keep myself from buying them.

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Mass Culture Is Humiliated Repetition

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition… always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.

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To Write Love Is To Confront The Muck Of Language

To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.

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