“Le Temps qui d’habitude n’est pas visible, qui pour le devenir cherche des corps et, partout où il les rencontre, s’en empare pour montrer sur eux sa lanterne magique”.
Time, in order to become visible, “seeks bodies and everywhere encounters them, seizes them to cast its magic lantern upon them”.
Marcel Proust, quoted by Gilles Deleuze in “Proust and Signes”
“Le monde vacille dans le courant de l’apprentissage”.
The world vacillates in the course of apprenticeship
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves,
like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.“
R. M. Rilke
“When life walls us in, our intelligence cuts an opening”
“Là où la vie emmure, l’intelligence perce une issue”
“No one will know my secret, nor even if I have one”
“There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers”
Tereza of Avila