Tuesday, March 08, 2016

From "A Factless Autobiography"

I know no pleasure like that of books, and I read very little. Books are introductions to dreams, and no introductions are necessary for one who freely and naturally enters into conversation with them.  I've never been able to lose myself in a book;  as I'm reading, the commentary of my intellect or imagination has always hindered the narrative flow.  After a few minutes it's I who am writing, and what I write is nowhere to be found.

From "Text 417" in The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

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