William Gass

A Quote by William Gass on knowing, knowledge, sensuality, self, and spirituality

Knowing has two poles, and they are always poles apart: carnal knowing, the laying on of hands, the hanging of the fact by head or heels, the measurement of mass and motion, the calibration of brutal blows, the counting of supplies; and spiritual knowing, invisibly felt by the inside self, who is but a fought-over field of distraction, a stage where we recite the monotonous monologue that is our life, a knowing governed by internal tides, by intimations, motives, resolutions, by temptations, secrecy, shame, and pride.

William Gass

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A Quote by William Gass on word and mind

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Words are the supreme objects. They are minded things.

William Gass

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 190

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by William Gass on language, express, thought, and existence

Language serves not only to express thought but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.

William Gass

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 191

Contributed by: Chris

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