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A Quote by Edmond Jabes on the writer, writing, reading, kaballah, and the book

THE WRITER can get free of his writing only by using it, that is, by reading oneself.  As if the aim of writing were to use what is already written as a launching pad for reading the writing to come.

Moreover, what he has written is read in the process, hence constantly modified by his reading.

The book is an unbearable totality.
I write against a background of facets.



Edmond Jabes

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Alan Watts on world, ego, alan watts, and the book

We do not "come into" into this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

Source: The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Vintage), Pages: 9

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Alan Watts on alan watts, the book, nature, self, environment, bodies, skin, interdependence, and life

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

Source: The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Vintage), Pages: 9..10

Contributed by: David

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