Saturday, March 2, 2013

“I think we communicate only too well,
in our silence, in what is unsaid,
and that what takes place is a continual evasion,
desperate rearguard attempts to keep ourselves
to ourselves.

Communication is too alarming.
To enter into someone else's life is too frightening.
To disclose to others the poverty within us
is too fearsome a possibility.”
“The speech we hear is an indication of that which we don't hear. It is a necessary avoidance, a violent, sly, and anguished or mocking smoke screen which keeps the other in its true place. When true silence falls we are left with echo but are nearer nakedness. One way of looking at speech is to say that it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.”