One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Saturday, May 12, 2012

From Holderlin's Letters

Just a few bullets:

  • there is nothing more than these four walls
  • Everything is interconnected, and suffers as soon as it is active, including the purest thought a human being can have
  • Kant is the Moses of our nation, leading it out of Egyptian lethargy into the open
  • But the scribes and Pharisees of our time, who have made out of the dear holy Bible a cold prattle that kills heart and spirit, I certainly don't want them as witnesses of my intense, living faith
  • Every day I have to invoke the absent god again
  • like a poor glimmering lamp that would dearly beg a drop of oil to shine into the night a bit longer
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